Anyone can be a leader, but what are you doing to make a difference as a leader? Let’s look at what makes someone a leader. A leader is someone who guides the team to do their best with qualities like having a clear vision, being honest, having passion, having courage, not being hesitant, having self-awareness, etc. These qualities tend to be the main ones that shape a leader. To be an effective leader, you must be confident in yourself and make sure your voice is heard by putting yourself out there. You must also embrace your failures as they are learning experiences and help you grow. Not only must leaders step up, but they must step up TODAY to lead better.
How fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps you be a better leader.
In simple terms, diversity is accepting, understanding, and valuing the differences between people in and out of work. Equity is fair treatment of all, that everyone has the same chance to move up the ladder. Inclusion is the setting in which people all work together, comfortably, and provide for a cause. Inclusion ensures that everyone is both valued and adds value. To be a great leader and make a difference, these three things are needed in the workplace so that not only the workplace and the teams thrive, but so do you, as you set an example to other leaders. A few ways leaders can establish DEI is by: