In today’s episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dr Stefanie K Johnson from University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

Dr. Johnson is member of the MG 100 Coaches, was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, and is the author of the Wall Street Journal National Bestseller: Inclusify: Harnessing the power of uniqueness and belonging to build innovative teams.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 00:01:45 – The importance of inclusive leadership
  • 00:02:30 – What inclusion means, based on optimal distinctiveness theory
  • 00:06:00 – Her research in building leadership capabilities
  • 00:08:45 – The links between diversity and innovation performance
  • 00:11:00 – It is not enough to just bring in diversity in order to drive inclusion, and how to effectively drive this cultural shift
  • 00:15:00 – How some managers might think they are performing well on diversity, but not aware of how badly they are doing
  • 00:18:45 – How teams can transition from the status quo, to the scary new future

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