Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams
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Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams

Surveys of leaders and teams show that inclusive leadership creates agile, disciplined, collaborative teams—teams that can help their organizations accelerate performance and compete for talent.

Teams are how most people connect to their organizations. When teams excel, most often organizations do too. Analysis of 2,200 surveys of leaders and teams shows that inclusive leadership creates agile, disciplined, collaborative teams—teams that can help their organizations accelerate performance and compete for talent.

Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams
Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams
Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams
Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams
Six actions leaders can take to nurture inclusive teams

Each of these six behaviors relate to being able to execute and transform with agility, which, of course, has become ever more important to people, teams, and organizations over the past two years.

Leaders who focus on creating inclusive environments in which team members feel able to speak their minds and hold each other accountable for performance are clearly making a marked difference in their organizations. And, in a time of fierce competition for talent, inclusive teams are one key to attracting and retaining the best.

For more, see “What inclusive leaders do—and don’t do.”


About the authors

Alice Breeden (abreeden@heidrick.com) is co-regional managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa and a member of the global leadership team; she is based in the London office.

TA Mitchell (tmitchell@heidrick.com) is a principal in the London office and a member of the product management team.

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