Promoting leadership diversity: a new corporate imperative

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Leaders typically come from a narrow set of backgrounds, i.e. able bodied, cis-gender, heterosexual men from dominant ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds with traditional forms of talent. With the international democratisation of education, talented people now come from widely diverse backgrounds. While we have seen a gradual increase in proportions of women in leadership positions and the emergence of leaders from other atypical backgrounds, leadership emergence has not caught up with the stellar demographic changes and diversity in the talent pool. I outline below what organisations could do to release this untapped potential and support the emergence of leaders from atypical and diverse backgrounds…

Leading at Arm’s Length

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Crises are accelerators. In the case of coronavirus, it has sped the move to remote work and distributed teams from emerging trend to established reality. While the mechanics were forced upon us quickly; the adjustments to leading and managing have proven more difficult to navigate. Managing is about the projects while leading concerns the people. Take care of the people and they will take of the projects.

The Most Effective Methods for Remote Team Management

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The past seven months have shown us what remote work can accomplish when it’s taken seriously. In March, thousands of companies began operating remotely in a matter of days. And seven months into this, about 80% of CEOs say they expect a more widespread remote workforce as a result of the pandemic, according to a PwC survey on post-pandemic business operations…

What are the critical leadership competencies needed in this time of crisis?

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Considering the combined pressures of a global health crisis, civil unrest, and an economic free fall, it’s safe to say that nearly all of us are operating under some level of stress or worse, duress. When we humans are in an anxious state, we don’t behave or react as we normally would. Further, what we want and need from our jobs, bosses, and organizations shifts. As you consider how you might shift your leadership style and habits at this time, start with this question: What is important right now?