Master Class - Inclusion Series - Inclusive Leadership
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 to 16:00
This Master Class will be led by John Amaechi OBE
John Amaechi is a psychologist, high-performance executive coach and New York Times best-selling author.
Since retiring from basketball, John has pursued a PhD and written white papers for the UK government as well as creating an organisational diagnostic tool that allows institutions to better understand, manage and improve their personnel, climate and culture. He works with medium to large size institutions to help them best manage their human capital.
He is an accomplished, motivational communicator with experience addressing a diverse cross-section of people. He has appeared on such outlets as BBC Breakfast, The Daily Politics, CNN, Newsnight, Sky News and many more speaking on issues of organisational performance, workplace communication, culture, identity and inclusion.
Inclusive leaders are well understood to be essential for businesses to thrive: “If just 10% more employees feel included, a company will increase work attendance by almost one day per year per employee” (Deloitte research 2010).
Inclusive leadership as a concept is not about being nice, warm or friendly it’s about a leader as someone who seeks out diverse perspectives to ensure that organisational insights are profound and decisions robust. Inclusive leaders positively impact business outcomes like absenteeism, team collaboration, innovation, and others over time.
Diversity, in the context of inclusion and inclusive leadership, isn’t a form of political correctness, but an insurance policy against internally generated blindness that leaves institutions exposed and out of touch. This broader view of diversity is encapsulated by the idea that diversity is really about diversity of ‘thought’ – where different perspectives and capabilities are the point of difference, rather than our visible characteristics.
- Understand what constitutes an Inclusive Leader
- Learn five key factors to establish yourself as an inclusive leader
- Try out some of the techniques of an inclusive leader
- Hear anecdotes from industry to illustrate this
- Have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from colleagues
Learn more about John:
International Academy of Management & Business Key Note Speech