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Are You Ready to Foster Innovation Through Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion?
Elinor Stutz  --   Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru Elinor Stutz -- Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Saturday, November 19, 2022


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Attract the Right Job Or Clientele:

Are You Ready to Foster Innovation Through

Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion

NOTE: Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist, provides today’s guest blog, ‘Are You Ready to Foster Innovation Through Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion?’

Simma Lieberman creates inclusive workplaces where employees love to do their work, and customers love to do business. Simma hosts the RaceConvo Podcast featuring guests who lead the way on topics regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Click this link to hear the outstanding insights: https://raceconvo.com/


Innovation Through Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion

Innovation is essential in our business era of speed, competition, and globalization. You never know where the following great product, process, or profit builder will originate.

Good Diversity Management and Culturally Intelligent Leadership can make the difference between repeatedly hearing mediocre ideas from the same people or mining the hidden genius in your organization for breakthrough ideas.

Conversely, not knowing how to access that genius or motivate employees to be creative will eventually make you and your products commodities competing for lower prices.

Here are ten ways a culturally intelligent leader who practices good diversity management can plant the seeds of self-leadership and accelerate employee innovation.

1. Communication Awareness.

Be conscious of the way you communicate with employees.    

Ask yourself, “Are they comfortable talking to me about their work, asking questions, and giving me suggestions?” If the answer is no, find out why, and if yes, strive to improve continually.

Innovation can often come from the lower levels, but if you don’t know how to communicate with everyone, they won’t share ideas, nor will they feel invested in the organization. When people feel seen and heard and feel like they belong, they will share their genius and add significant value to the organization.

Make a habit of interacting with the people on your team with whom you may need to learn more or with whom you are least comfortable. Identify the reasons for your discomfort so that you can move through it.

2. Small Wins Become A Team Effort.

Be informed about your employees but don’t micromanage. Acknowledge the progress made by people on your team, no matter how small. 

Research by Theresa M. Amabile and Steven J. Kramer shows that employees are motivated when their managers know and acknowledge even their small wins. That means finding ways to recognize those wins.

3. Introspection Provides Insight.

Be introspective and be honest about your biases and assumptions. Your behavior that results from those biases and assumptions can impede participation and innovation.

Ask yourself: 

A. Whom am I not seeing? 

B. Do I greet all employees or just the ones who are like me? 

C. Do I walk past any employees without saying hello? 

D. Who remains silent in team meetings?

E. Whose opinions am I minimizing due to bias about work level, function, or salary?”

Your bias and assumptions about people different than you often translate to giving credibility to people most like you while minimizing the contributions of others. Employees who feel unacknowledged and invisible lose their motivation and feel alienated from the organization.

4. Learn and recognize the different appearances of intelligence.

and corporate contributions. 

Stop being stuck in recognizing and respecting only one type of intelligence (yours.)

5. Request Sharing From All.

Let other people share their expertise, talent, and experience, even when their ideas differ. You may find their vision is better.

6. Remove Limiting factors.

Let go of old parameters, limits, and processes for innovation. 

Open your mind, expand your vision, and allow for limitless possibilities when people think differently and start thinking together.

7. Invite Creativity and Varying Thought.

Create opportunities for employees from different functions, departments, levels of experience, and talents to work together as equals. Managers who expect employees to “go along with the program” and follow orders discourage creativity and innovation. When creative employees feel stifled, they will take their genius to another organization, possibly your competition, where they can flourish,

8. Increase enthusiasm.

Welcome the excitement from the synergy of ideas flowing from all directions. Employees with diverse viewpoints continue to build on each other’s brilliance to develop “the next big thing” that will set you far above everyone else in your industry.

9. Be the Cheerleader.

Be a cheerleader for other people’s intelligence when they know more about a subject or work area than you. Allow them the independence and tools they need to create a product or process that astounds almost everyone. Their brilliance will shine a light on you and your ability to support your employees.  

In Conclusion:  Foster Innovation Through Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion

Who better to develop a process that makes their work faster, easier, and more productive than the people doing the work? Who better to suggest a new product that changes lives than those who will use it? Cheer yourself for being the kind of leader who is brave enough to let others shine and stays out of the way of oncoming breakthrough innovation. By committing to being the one to foster innovation through diversity leadership, you will undoubtedly gain success in ways never before imagined.

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As the CEO of Smooth Sale, after her near-death experience, Stutz created the motto, 

 “Believe, Become, Empower

 ” Nice Girls DO Get the Sale is an International Best-Selling and Evergreen Book – among the classics;

HIRED! Helped many to secure the job they desired. 

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Sales Tips: Foster Innovation Through Diversity Leadership and Leading Inclusion

  1. Growing a business and an admirable reputation today requires innovation through diversity, leadership, and leading inclusion.
  2. When we dismiss a person, we also dismiss their experience, which fosters ideas for future growth.
  3. An inclusive environment invites exponential growth due to encouraging a collaborative effort.
  4. The exponential factor is more than most realize; ten ideas working together and multiplying out equals 3,628,800 possibilities (10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1).
  5. Begin viewing employees as your clientele to experience long-term loyalty and gains.
  6. Branding precedes sales, and the excellent inclusion of employees will spread for exceptional notoriety.
  7. Large corporations do well to create all-teams meetings monthly to encourage inter-office dialogue.
  8. Departmental inter-change can significantly increase creative thought and ideas for new products and services.
  9. Growing services and offerings, plus an enthusiastic workforce, will generate a broader clientele.
  10. Celebrate Success!

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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored: The International Best-Selling Book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” In addition to being translated into four languages, it reached the remarkable and unique level of being hailed Evergreen. Stutz’ commitment to community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Kred proclaimed Stutz as a “Top 1% Influencer for Social Media,.  CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.  Bizzhum and NowISeeIt both named the Smooth Sale Blog as one of the “Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers.”  Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

Connect with Stutz:

Twitter: @smoothsale  
LinkedIn: Elinor Stutz

Youtube:  Elinor Stutz

Elinor Stutz (she/her/hers)
International Bestselling Author, Top 1% Influencer, Inspirational Speaker
Smooth Sale 



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