A Diverse Leadership Philosophy: Good For People, Good For Growth #inclusion #diversity #bias

It’s been a relatively quiet week on the diversity front – thank everything. There have been the usual discrimination, bias and gender rumblings, of course, but aside from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledging to educate teams on domestic violence, and Michael Brown’s killer testifying before a grand jury, there haven’t been any catastrophic demonstrations.Philosophy5

This meant I got to do something unusual – read to learn rather than read to inform. My reading material of choice: How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader by David Brendel via Harvard Business Review.

The article talked about a neglected facet of leadership development and executive coaching – the impact of beliefs and values on behavior. Specifically, “the benefits of introspection and reflection on one’s own character and beliefs receive less attention in a typical coaching session than the benefits of behavior change,” Brendel wrote. Continue reading “A Diverse Leadership Philosophy: Good For People, Good For Growth #inclusion #diversity #bias”