THE SELF-LEADERSHIP BLOG

by Andrew Bryant,CSP

Self-leadership Solutions

Inclusive Leadership means Diversity of Thought

Feb 03, 2020

I was once working with a CEO to help get his senior leaders to be more open to input from multiple sources, including younger employees.

“Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas”, he said.

“Wow!”, I thought. What a great mantra for diversity, inclusion, leadership, management and just common sense.

But as Winston Churchill once remarked, “Nothing is as uncommon as common sense”.

Why is Inclusive Leadership and Diversity of Thought not more common?

Well, the human mind is hard-wired to consider ideas and perspectives from our own tribe as superior to those...

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Global leadership 5 Cs

Jan 22, 2020

Global leadership is the new standard. When companies were just national, you could make it to senior level or even the top with a mix of competence and confidence (of course a few good connections could also help).

Today, successful companies are international or global and to be leader requires something extra. Just doing a good job on your home turf is no longer enough, you have to be visible and you have to have impact.

For example, a senior manager in India or Indonesia, could be successfully managing thousands of people, meeting targets, but have no visibility in a global...

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Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Decision Making – A Self-Leadership Approach

Jan 15, 2020

Unconscious Bias

You are smart, really smart, your amazing brain can make judgments and decisions in milliseconds – unfortunately, you and the rest of us, are often WRONG!

What’s worse, is we don’t know we are wrong, and if it’s pointed out to us we are quick to ‘justify’ our decisions.

Your ability to achieve ‘lightning-fast’ decisions is achieved by your brain taking short-cuts and using pattern recognition. For our ancestors to survive, in a hostile environment, they needed to make quick judgments about friend or foe, food source or fatal,...

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