Welcome to my weekly update of the most interesting news in the world of high accountability leadership.
Workplace diversity continues to be a widely discussed topic in Australian business. But diversity is also strongly correlated with the ability of a leadership team to deliver results.
We all know that diversity is about much more than the “quota” narrative. It’s all about motivating and exposing diverse ways of thinking to get better results. This week I’ve included new research that highlights the results gap between companies that have highly diverse leadership teams (and those that don’t). In addition there’s a range of great reads that will get you thinking about the role of diversity in a results oriented leadership team.
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Why the most successful companies have women and millennials in charge
The Global Leadership Forecast investigated 13,124 leaders from 48 countries. Companies with higher proportions of women and millenials in leadership roles significantly outperformed (with the top 20% of successful companies having twice as many women in leadership roles).
What to do if your team is in a rut
Is your team lacking creativity and recycling old and stale ideas? This article shares the best tips to solve this problem. Leaders need to create opportunities to expose their team to new perspectives and new points of view
The best leaders TALK the walk
Being able to think and talk about your business is as important as “walking the talk”. Can you explain what sets your company apart from the rest and makes you special?
Here’s why we need more female CEOs
Leadership team diversity is one of the best predictors of future company performance. Although many companies are making efforts to close the gender gap, we just aren’t moving fast enough.
Multicultural teamwork: accommodate multiple perspectives
Do you see the fish or the aquarium? Accommodating multicultural perspectives can be challenging. Yet when done well it can become one of your team’s greatest assets.
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