‘Diversity’ is NOT a human resources problem…

…that’ll be solved by changing the demographics of your organisation.

In fact, it isn’t a problem at all.

It’s the most powerful and important leadership opportunity of the 21st century.

It’s a chance for you, as a leader, to tap into the rich variety of knowledge, experiences and perspectives of your people to create a thriving business AND a more fulfilling workplace.

The consistent, repetitive tasks that were the hallmark of much of the 20th century’s productivity economy are being replaced by automation – ever-more intelligent automation. Automation that’s available to everyone. Automation that doesn’t need managing – at least not in the classic carrot-or-stick wielding way.

As a result, the productivity economy has become a race to the bottom.

…what’s more…

The knowledge economy is rapidly being replaced by the LEARNING economy.

Knowledge is no longer enough. You need to problem-solve, adapt and experiment at the pace of change if you want to successfully compete . As business leaders, you need to create an organisation that USES that knowledge – one that’s constantly learning from its execution and executing what it’s learned.

That requires a very different workplace – a very different relationship with your people.

In this video, I introduce some of my thoughts on why re-imagining diversity is a way to weave the multiple strands of leadership activity – that today’s business world demands – into the organisation that you hope to become. It’s a chance to turn your diversity into a leadership opportunity.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences!

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