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Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing the Zeitgeist of Inclusion

What is diversity and inclusion?

Inclusion and diversity often go hand in hand, but they are different from one another. We’ve asked industry experts for their views and for their definitions of these two aspects in the context of today’s modern society.

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How to promote diversity in the workplace?

Inclusion and diversity are more than just a passing fad. They are vital elements of a business's success. However, not all leaders know the best way to promote them in their organisations, and even well-intentioned efforts can harm in the long run.

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Why does diversity and inclusion matter?

Diversity and inclusion are more than policies or headcounts. Equitable employers outpace their competitors by respecting the unique needs, perspectives and potential of all their team members. Learn from industry experts why D&I matters.

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Culture Change

What is the most challenging aspect of a diverse working environment?

Diverse perspectives, experiences and skillsets are invaluable to the growth and success of any organisation, but creating this environment can be difficult to put into practice.

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What is the best way to transform a company's culture?

We asked the experts if company culture can be transformed through small, incremental steps or if a single overhaul the only way.

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How to motivate and engage people?

Organisations want to inspire their staff to greater things – we asked our experts what are the best incentives to engage their people.

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How to create a more humane workplace?

As most organisations focus relentlessly on quarterly results, we asked the experts if we are losing any sense of humanity in our working lives.

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How to make effective decisions in times of ambiguity?

We asked the experts if it's possible for leaders to learn how to make effective decisions during times of great ambiguity.

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How to integrate a multi-generational workforce?

We asked the experts how to fuse the experience of Baby Boom board members with the energy and tech-savviness of Gen Z.

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What role does a change of mindset play in digital transformation?

We asked the experts about the impact of the shift of mindset in times of digital transformation.

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How to develop a purposeful goal for your business?

We asked the experts how can you decide on purposeful goals that make sense for our own organisation.

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What are the benefits of a flat organisational structure?

As more businesses are adapting to an unconventional structure, we asked the experts about the benefits of having a flat organisational hierarchy.

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Leadership

What defines Leadership?

By definition, leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal - we asked the experts their views.

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What are the qualities of a good leader?

We asked the experts what are the most important qualities that describe a good leader.

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What is authentic leadership?

We asked the experts their views and on the authentic leadership approach and what makes up an authentic leader.

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What is transformational leadership?

We asked the experts what are the core concepts of the transformational leadership theory.

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Can leadership be taught?

We asked the experts their views on the long-lasting debate of whether leaders are born or leadership can be developed.

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The benefits of positive leadership

What are the top five leadership skills?

We asked the experts their views on the essential skills that make a strong leader in the workplace.

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Meet the Experts

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Adam Kingl

Author, Educator, Keynote Speaker, Advisor
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Andy Lopata - Author, Professional Speaker & Professional Relationships Strategist

Andy Lopata

Author, Professional Speaker, Professional Relationships Strategist
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Angela Lane, Senior Executive in Talent Management, Researcher, and Author

Angela Lane

Senior Executive in Talent Management, Researcher, and Author
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Balvinder Singh Powar

Business Development Specialist, Relationship Management, Leadership & Wellbeing
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Chelsea C Williams, Workplace & Career Strategist International Speaker Founder & CEO, College Code

Chelsea C. Williams

Workplace & Career Strategist, International Speaker, Founder & CEO of College Code
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Claire French

Claire French

Learning & Development Professional at Milliken & Company
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Cora Lynn Rathbone

Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone

Executive Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation
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Erik Hiep, Managing Director, The Next Level, IE Associate Professor

Erik Hiep

Managing Director (The Next Level), Author, Associate Professor at IE Business School
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Fiona Daniel - Founder, CEO, Non-Exec Director fd2i

Fiona Daniel

Founder, CEO, Non-Exec Director
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Flooris-Van-der-Walt

Flooris van der Walt

Author, Executive, Mindset Transformational Coach
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Jeff Gothelf - Coach, Speaker, Author & Consultant

Jeff Gothelf

Coach, Speaker & Author: Agility, Digital Transformation, Product Management & HCD
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Joe DiVanna

Joe DiVanna

Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Author, International Speaker
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Kriti Jain, Expert on Leadership Decision Making, Diversity & Inclusion, Organizational Change

Kriti Jain

Leadership Decision Making Expert, Diversity & Inclusion, Organizational Change
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Liz Riches

Liz Riches

International Facilitator & Trainer, Executive, Group Coach
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Marcia Hazzard, Consultant at Included

Marcia Hazzard

Consultant at Included
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Mark Fritz - Leadership expert, mentor and keynote speaker.

Mark Fritz

Leadership Expert, Mentor, Keynote Speaker
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Matt Marsh, Business Breakthrough Specialist. Consultant, Coach, Author & Visiting Professor

Matt Marsh

Business Breakthrough Specialist, Consultant, Coach, Author, Visiting Professor
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Matthias Seifert - Professor of Decision Sciences

Matthias Seifert

Professor of Decision Sciences at IE Business School
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Monika Hamori, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at IE Business School

Monika Hamori

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at IE Business School
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Nick Basannavar, Social & Cultural Historian, Head of Consulting, Included

Nick Basannavar

Social & Cultural Historian, Head of Consulting at Included
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Pasquale Mazzuca, Success Coach, Leadership Guide, Team Expert.

Pasquale Mazzuca

Success Coach, Leadership Guide, Team Expert
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Paul Hunter, Managing Director of the Strategic Management Institute

Paul Hunter

Managing Director of the Strategic Management Institute
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Peter Fisk

Peter Fisk

Global Thought Leader, Bestselling Author, Inspiring Speaker
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ragil ratnam, Educator, Leadership Advisor, Keynote Speaker.

Ragil Ratnam

Educator, Leadership Advisor, Keynote Speaker
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Roger Steare

Roger Steare

Senior Advisor: People & Culture, Leadership, Organisational Development, Ethics, D&I
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Robert Rosenfeld

Robert Rosenfeld

Academic Director of the Centre for Organizational Excellence
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Sergey Gorbatov, Professor of HR & Organisational Development IE Business School

Sergey Gorbatov

Professor of HR & Organisational Behaviour at IE Business School
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Shiva Roofeh

Shiva Roofeh

Facilitator, Public Speaker, Program Designer, Educator
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Stephen Frost, Founder CEO of Included

Stephen Frost

Founder and CEO of Included
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Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder, CEO, Board Member, Philanthropist

Suki Sandhu OBE

Founder, CEO, Board Member, Philanthropist
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Tahmid Chowdhury

Policy Programme Manager and Diversity & Inclusion Coach
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