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Do You Dare to Be An Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out?
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Do You Dare to Be An Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out?

Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist, provides today’s blog featuring valuable insights into the question, ‘Do you dare to be an inclusive leader from the inside out?’

The content below speaks to many as it is about first knowing oneself, understanding issues others are undergoing, and then leading by example and encouraging those to embrace who they are to move forward successfully.


Be An Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out

Have you ever wanted to tune out when leaders start discussing the concept of inclusive leadership? You are not alone. It’s a common reaction, especially when employees roll their eyes or share knowing glances, expressing their feelings of being overlooked or undervalued.

It’s common for someone to attend countless workshops on inclusive leadership and return to the workplace armed with certificates and tools, yet still need help implementing what they’ve learned. The result? A continuation of favoritism and a lack of change. This scenario is so prevalent that many employees view ‘inclusion’ and ‘inclusive leadership’ as mere buzzwords. It feels as if the organization employs hidden geniuses.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Inclusive leadership can be more than just a superficial catchphrase. It can become a reality when approached from an ‘inside-out’ perspective, leading to the practice of ‘inclusive leadership intelligence.’

Inclusive leadership from the inside out is about an internal transformation, a shift in mindset and perspective. It’s about developing empathy for those you lead to better understand needs and fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and included.

Successful inclusive leadership requires self-reflection, stepping out of your comfort zone, and challenging your biases. It’s a challenging path, but it’s a rewarding one. 

Everyone wants to feel like they belong, especially in these challenging times as we navigate the aftermath of a global pandemic. The need for inclusion has never been greater. It’s crucial to build relationships and work effectively with people across all dimensions of diversity – race, gender, age, and more.

When you lead with empathy and understanding, your team will feel safe and inspired to do their best work. But how do you become an inclusive leader from the inside out?

Here are some steps to start your transformation:

1. Self-reflection: Reflect on your experiences of inclusion and exclusion. How have these feelings impacted your work and participation? Allow yourself to feel these emotions truly.

2. Step outside of you: Don’t assume that what makes you feel included or excluded is the same for everyone else. Ask your employees about their experiences in informal discussions. Be curious and open to their responses.

3. Reflect on the past: Consider how your assumptions and actions towards people different from you may have made them feel excluded or trivialized.

4. Reflect even deeper: Identify instances where you may have unconsciously excluded others or lacked empathy. Try understanding how those employees felt and how it impacted their work.

5. Widen your circle: What realizations do you now have? What will you do differently? How has your thinking changed? Use the empathy and understanding you’ve gained to take the right actions.

Becoming an Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out is an ongoing process that keeps you becoming a better leader. If you’re ready to embark on this journey and make a difference in your organization, we’re here to help.

In Conclusion: Be An Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out

A well-known motto comes to mind:
“All for one and one for all” is best known as the motto of the title characters in the book The Three Musketeers by the nineteenth-century French author Alexandre Dumas.

Simma Lieberman offers the ‘Inclusive Leadership from the Inside-Out’ program; if you believe it can help you, contact her at simma@simmalieberman.com or schedule a complementary 30-minute mini-consult and become a notable inclusive leader!

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Sales Tips: Be An Inclusive Leader from the Inside Out

  1. Most employees feel left out one way or another; inclusion, however, works for all.
  2. The benefit for companies providing inclusion training is in enjoying longer-term employees motivated to help make a difference.
  3. Moreover, when staff feels included, team and company meetings will enjoy a more robust conversation and input.
  4. As ideas blossom in meetings and the inclusive atmosphere takes hold, more creative ideas will come to light for business growth.
  5. Additional ideas will develop upon assigning people to monitor the results of new ideas to encourage comprehensive dialogue.
  6. The welcoming atmosphere for all may transform into corporate conferences for staff and clients.
  7. Witnessing all forms of the new inclusive communications will win over additional business.
  8. Confer with loyal and trusted clientele to exchange insights on how they and you are developing inclusive leaders.
  9. Continue to research inclusiveness ideas and maintain an open-door policy for staff to provide their thoughts for advancing inclusion.
  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.

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