Leading Inclusively - The Master Class - Part 2: Leading from the Head
Leadership thought and practice is typically centered around the unique traits and behaviors that make leaders influential, particularly for those they lead. Leader assessments help identify personality types and styles with the hope that a better sense of our individual strengths will equip us in our leadership relationships. What’s often missing in these assessments and in our understanding of a “good” leader is the role that our identities, life experiences, group affiliations, and organizational cultures play into how we lead across differences. In other words, a “good” leader is not just influential, but also culturally competent and able to effectively lead across differences.
In this session, Principal Strategist Travis Jones will explore the connection between cultural competency and leadership through self-reflection exercises, dialogue and experiential activities that will help you identify behaviors you can practice for cultivating deeper levels of inclusion with those you lead.