Our first value at DOUNTO is Love, and it is the underlying message of everything we do. This means being compassionate to the needs of others and spreading neighborly love wherever we go.
In leadership, love looks like inclusion, compassion and empathy, which help us create opportunities for diversity. Here are just a few techniques you can use to encourage diverse leadership throughout your organization, starting from a place of love:
Creating spaces that encourage authenticity, inclusion and opportunity for feedback can not only help your teams work more effectively, but will ultimately lead those teams to achieve your mission faster. As a leader, how do you encourage diversity, inclusion and compassion in your workplace? What can you do, even for just 5 minutes a day, to lead your team toward a more inclusive culture?
Susannah Stokes is the President and CEO of DOUNTO, Inc., a leadership development organization that provides 1:1 Leadership Coaching, Team Workshops, Corporate Diversity & Anti-Discrimination Training. She is a former Marine Corps Captain, a graduate of the US Naval Academy and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. She is dedicated to helping leaders Be the Change they wish to see in the world, by living and leading by The Golden Rule.