Why Leaders Don’t Respect Diversity & Inclusion Where You Work

I’ve been reminded why so many leaders have so little respect for Diversity & Inclusion and the people who promote it

Find out 3 reasons why leaders don’t respect Diversity & Inclusion where you work

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • The shared beliefs that you should share
  • The warning phrases you should pay attention to
  • An unremarkable approach you shouldn’t ignore and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

People don’t respect inclusion leaders for perceived lack of competence

“The leaders’ who don’t respect Diversity and Inclusion…. they don’t think it means they’re competent either. It’s a strong reason for not respecting their work… if it’s   a standard that isn’t acceptable in any other part of the organisation”

People don’t respect inclusion leaders for perceived lack of accountability

“One of the reasons why so many people don’t respect diversity and Inclusion leaders is that if you’re not part of the performance management process”

People don’t respect inclusion leaders for perceived lack of character

I’ve come across a lot of guilting and shaming being used as tactics to raise awareness and try to force the issue; this reflects the character of the organisation, the people driving inclusion and what people perceive it to be”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Chet Holmes Quote 

A Discussion about Dr. Jill Biden Misogyny and Privilege

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The Lonely Life of A Diversity and Inclusion Leader

The Principles That Govern Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

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