Episode 250 : Why You Are The Hero of Your Inclusion Journey

This is Episode 250 of the Element of Inclusion podcast.

I’ve been thinking about the journey and when it’s time to stop.

Get your pen and paper ready because it’s episode 250 and I’m thinking about when it’s time to wrap things up for good

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • Why your Inclusion Journey is a Hero’s Journey
  • The commitment I’ve made to you
  • How much I appreciate your attention and much more

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

You are the Hero of your Inclusion Journey

I hope it’s now clear to you that you are the hero of your Inclusion Journey

It’s not about me, it’s about you.”

The end of one journey means the beginning of another.

“I’m telling you this because one day there won’t be any new episodes. I want you to appreciate that now so you make the most of each and every one right now”

I’ve made my commitment to you a non-negotiable in my life

“In the past 5 years, I’ve shown up for you 250 times,

 even when I’m tired, even when I’m not well, even I don’t feel like it


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The Hero’s Journey

The Hero with A Thousand Faces

The Elements of Inclusion #4

Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences