In her appearance on The Business of Giving podcast, leadership expert Sally Helgesen unpacks the essentials for building inclusive workplaces. She emphasizes recognizing and handling ‘triggers’ which can create discord among diverse teams. Helgesen also sheds light on the importance of visibility and how perceptions of recognition need a constructive reframe. Moreover, she encourages individuals to embrace authenticity but cautions against letting it hinder growth. Crucially, she advocates for action-oriented approaches over mere thoughts to truly foster inclusivity, highlighting that it’s the tangible steps that count in making a workplace where everyone thrives.
My next guest maintains that it’s easier to act our way into new ways of thinking than to think our ways into new ways of acting. Nowhere is this more true than in the workplace where so many organizations are striving to create a culture of belonging. She is Sally Helgesen, the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership and an internationally bestselling author, speaker, and leadership coach.