September 17, 2021

6 Characteristics Of An Inclusive Leader

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Valentina Coco
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Today, I will be talking about inclusive leadership. Are you an inclusive leader? Who may be considered? What are the main characteristics making one's leadership inclusive?

1. Commitment

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce takes time and energy. Inclusive leaders are driven by their values rooted in personal experience. They believe creating a welcoming culture begins with them, and possess a strong sense of personal responsibility for change. When you devote time, energy, and resources to nurturing inclusive teams—by investing in people and inspiring others to share their passion and goals—your actions signal a true commitment.

2. Courage (and vulnerability)

Inclusive leaders demonstrate courage in two ways. First, they aren’t afraid to challenge entrenched organizational attitudes and practices. Moreover, they are ready to admit that they cannot know everything. Finally, they always strive to do their best at all times.

3. Curiosity

The passion for learning and a desire to come up with different ideas have fast become leadership traits crucial to success. Curiosity and openness are the important traits of inclusive leaders, who always take different perspectives into consideration.  

4. Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect others. Leaders with a high level of emotional intelligence are usually trusted, highly accessible, and ready to listen. That is why they always make careful, informed decisions.

Valentina Coco Website Profile Picture
Valentina Coco
inclusive leader

I'm a connector, leader, change-maker, mother and coach. My experience of going through many burnouts motivated me to find solutions to improve the culture in the workplace and achieve more.

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