Inclusive leadership, cultures, and organizations have proven time and again to outperform others and win every time. We have also experienced that inclusion is, in fact, a developable competency. As we consider developing inclusive leadership, the question becomes “how?” Change comes with understanding how to behavioralize inclusive leadership, and meaningfully engaging a leader in his or her own development.
In a broad review of research and data on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with an eye for what comprises an inclusive leader, we arrive at a few conclusions:
- Inclusion is a must-have competency for today’s leaders.
- The journey to inclusive leadership requires a personal commitment.
Defining Inclusive Leadership
Most research agrees that inclusive leaders have six broadly defined competencies:
Utilizing an experienced group of our 150+ coach cadre, Robert Gregory Partners’ coaching process makes inclusive leadership more achievable, so you can help your leaders think, act, and lead more inclusively. Our coaching process is the bridge between the leaders they are today and the inclusive leader you need them to be.
1. Bernadette Dillon and Juliet Bourke. “6 Characteristics of Inclusive Leaders,” The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2016, https://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2016/05/04/6-characteristics-of-inclusive-leaders.
2. Juliet Bourke & Andrea Titus. “Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One,” Harvard Business Review, March 29, 2019, https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-inclusive-leaders-are-good-for-organizations-andhow-to-become-one.
Meet Our Inclusion Coaches
Robert Gregory Partners utilizes a select group of our 150+ coach cadre to deliver Inclusion Coaching. All coaches within this category have extensive experience in both IDEB (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Belonging) and executive coaching, as well as RGP’s required Inclusion Coaching training.