How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, Second Edition

  • 3h 34m 28s
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2022

We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? The second edition of this best-selling title by diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.

In a world where women and communities of color were disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever for leaders to truly understand how to support inclusion in the postpandemic workplace.

Drawing on years of work with many leading organizations, Jennifer Brown shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change and navigate uncharted waters. She guides listeners through anti-racism using the Inclusive Leader Continuum, a set of four developmental stages: unaware, aware, active, and advocate. Brown describes the hallmarks of each stage, the behaviors and mindsets that inform it, and what listeners can do to keep progressing.

This second edition includes a new introduction and addresses challenges posed by the pandemic—including remote work, flexibility, and mental health. It also gives increased attention to embedding equity, empathy, and anti-racism in the inclusive leader framework.

About the Author

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning thought leader, speaker, and author. She has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and many other publications. Her firm, Jennifer Brown Consulting, is globally renowned for its diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leadership and its expertise in organizational change, partnering with top companies across the world to build an equitable and inclusive future.

In this Audiobook

  • INTRODUCTION From Unaware to Advocate
  • Chapter 1 - Finding Your Role as an Inclusive Leader
  • Chapter 2 - Unaware
  • Chapter 3 - Aware
  • Chapter 4 - Active
  • Chapter 5 - Advocate
  • Chapter 6 - Staying Committed to the Journey