Inclusive leaders succeed in creating a workplace where everyone can be unique while at the same time be an integral part of the group. That's how inclusive leaders get the most out of the diversity that exists in teams and organizations.
Inclusive leadership sidesteps a narrow interpretation of diversity. When diversity remains confined to meeting quota it often does not lead to better results for teams or organisations. This is because diversity without inclusion can lead to frustration and misunderstanding. Diversity then becomes a stumbling block.
Managing a diverse team is not self-evident. It requires specific knowledge and skills. Skills that in todays workplace every leader and manager needs to acquire.
Inclusive leadership allows you to build a diverse team that outperforms other teams: both in terms of employee satisfaction, innovation and creativity, as well as decision-making skills.