Throwing a mix of people together to work together and accomplish great things doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a leader who knows how to bring out the best in each individual.

A Harvard Business Review article by Juliet Bourke and Andrea Espedido helps unpack what it takes to bring teams different cultural heritages, ages and orientations together.

One key take-away is that to be a successful inclusive team “everyone needs to agrees or strongly agrees that they are being treated fairly and respectfully, are valued, and have a sense of belonging and are psychologically safe.”

There are six traits that distinguish an inclusive leader, Curiosity is one of the traits. Curiosity about each team member’s strengths and talents allows you to be positive, visible and vocal about appreciating differences and new points of view. This is something that we at PeerSpectives Consulting strongly agree with.

ThIs article is rich with tips for leaders and managers.

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Louann and Stephanie

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Why Inclusive Leaders Are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One

by Juliet Bourke, Andrea Espedido , Harvard Business Review

Companies increasingly rely on diverse, multidisciplinary teams that combine the collective capabilities of women and men, people of different cultural heritage, and younger and older workers. But simply throwing a mix of people together doesn’t guarantee high performance; it requires inclusive leadership — leadership that assures that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued and sense that they belong, and are confident and inspired.