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Vulnerability Is A Critical Skill For Inclusive Leaders

Our leadership styles must morph to remove layers that get in the way of genuinely embracing differences in the workplace. To achieve that goal, today’s inclusive leader must adopt raw vulnerability as a critical skill in addition to curiosity, self-awareness, and active listening. We have reached a point where such openness is the olive branch and connector for diversity and inclusion dialogue. 

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Understanding Leadership

Although the more recent work of authors such as Abraham Zaleznik and Daniel Goleman has fundamentally changed the way we look at leadership, many of their themes were foreshadowed in W.C.H. Prentice’s 1961 article rejecting the notion of leadership as the exercise of power and force or the possession of extraordinary analytical skill. Prentice defined leadership as “the accomplishment of a goal through the direction of human assistants” and a successful leader as one who can understand people’s motivations and enlist employee participation in a way that marries individual needs and interests to the group’s purpose. He called for democratic leadership that gives employees opportunities to learn and grow—without creating anarchy. While his language in some passages is dated, Prentice’s observations on how leaders can motivate employees to support the organization’s goals are timeless, and they were remarkably prescient.

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What Is Leadership?

Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex popular consultants and lay people alike. I’ve now written several books on leadership for employee engagement, and yet it occurred to me that I never actually paused to define leadership. Let’s start with what leadership is not

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