Everybody Counts: 4 Practices for Inclusive Leadership

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Everybody Counts: 4 Practices for Inclusive Leadership
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Organizations that prioritize inclusiveness have shown to outperform those that are not. However, it remains a challenge for leaders/managers to create an inclusive culture. They need curiosity and courage. On top of these 2 character traits, Finkelstein (2017) mentions 4 practices for leaders/managers to become more "inclusive" (embracing the notion that every person counts, including and encompassing everyone):
  1. SEARCH FOR INNATE TALENT: According to Finkelstein, inclusiveness already begins at the stage of hiring. Traditional hiring often sticks to formal hiring standards that emphasizes a person´s background and résumé. Formal standards do not reflect a person´s underlying capabilities, but are rather makers of privilege. Inclusive managers should therefore try to focus on ´underlying qualities such as exceptional intelligence, creativity, and flexibility´ and create their own way of finding those.
  2. CHERISH EVERYONE'S CREATIVITY: While traditional leaders e...



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