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Six Traits of Inclusive Leadership

By Gemmy Allen 




Inclusive leadership is about:

  1. Treating people and groups fairly—that is, based on their unique characteristics, rather than on stereotypes
  2. Personalizing individuals—that is, understanding and valuing the uniqueness of diverse others while also accepting them as members of the group
  3. Leveraging the thinking of diverse groups for smarter ideation and decision making that reduces the risk of being blindsided



Individual differences can be a competitive advantage. How do you think that traditional notions of leadership must change?


The six signature traits of inclusive leadership

Diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. Here are six attributes of leaders who display the ability to not only embrace individual differences, but to potentially leverage them for competitive advantage.