Diversity of Thought Blog

What Makes a Great Leader?

In this ted talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions aspiring leaders need to ask in order to thrive in the future.  

She distills it into the three core components: 1) Anticipating new challenges and being proactive in shaping their future; 2) Understanding that having a more diverse network is a source of pattern identification at greater levels and also of solutions; 3) Being courageous enough to abandon a practice that has made you successful in the past.

These three components are very similar to the behaviours that are the features of inclusive leadership.

Leveraging diversity is not just the right thing to do – it is a hallmark of a a great leader. 

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