31 episodes

Each episode we chat with experts and industry leaders on the research, strategies and tools they're using to drive change and create high performing inclusive organisations. We also share our own learnings and perspectives from our work with thousands of leaders across some of the world's most impactful organisations.

Inclusion at Work Leaders for Good

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Each episode we chat with experts and industry leaders on the research, strategies and tools they're using to drive change and create high performing inclusive organisations. We also share our own learnings and perspectives from our work with thousands of leaders across some of the world's most impactful organisations.

    Making Sense of DEI Complexity

    Making Sense of DEI Complexity

    Making Sense of DEI Complexity, the first in our new Thinking Differently About DEI series.
    In this series we explore how we can find new ways to solve the biggest challenges in DEI. This first episode looks at how we can simplify DEI to help our team make sense of the work we are doing and to use our stretched resources in the most effective way. Based on learnings from a broad range of organisations, we share:
    The challenges with how many organisations are taking a “diversity group” first approach to DEIA new model to think about DEI from a “foundations first” approachHow this model can be applied with real life examples including strategy and L&D
    📧 Connect with Us
    To talk to use about anything culture change or DEI, email us at hello@leadersforgood.org
    What you’ll learn about
    00:01:27 Lack of progress in representation.00:05:06 Making sense of DEI complexity.00:08:05 DEI complexity challenge.00:13:23 DEI strategy from an inclusion first perspective.00:16:16 Strategic pillars in DEI.00:20:09 Focusing on inclusion and strategy.00:23:57 Allyship training and inclusion.00:27:09 Collective problem solving for ERGs.00:30:14 Moving to an Inclusion Foundation's approach.00:34:12 Building a platform for inclusion.00:37:21 DEI work and inclusion foundations.
    Links
    Leaders For GoodKerry BoysPhil Cross

    • 36 min
    Increasing Leadership Diversity

    Increasing Leadership Diversity

    Join Kerry Boys and Phil Cross as they delve into the complexities of fostering diversity within leadership teams on the latest episode of ‘Inclusion at Work,’ a Leaders for Good podcast.
    In this discussion, they shine a light on the hurdles faced by organizations striving for diverse senior leadership.
    They talk candidly about the limited candidate pools and the challenges faced by historically marginalized groups in accessing leadership roles, leading to the current disparities.
    Kerry and Phil unpack the various barriers obstructing representative leadership groups, offering insights into the complexities of the issue.
    But it's not just about problems; it's about solutions. Tune in as they share practical strategies for achieving genuine diversity and inclusion within leadership.
    📧 Connect with Us
    To talk to use about anything culture change or DEI, email us at hello@leadersforgood.org
    What you’ll learn about
    00:00:33 Increasing diversity in leadership is important for organizations.00:06:03 Importance of diversity targets.00:10:29 Improving diversity in recruitment.00:14:17 Inclusive hiring drives better results.00:19:02 Focus on diversity and inclusion.00:27:15 Focus on inclusion, not just diversity.00:32:44 Strategic approach to diversity and inclusion.00:34:36 Long-term approach for DEI.
    Links
    Leaders For GoodKerry BoysPhil Cross

    • 35 min
    Effective ERGs: Overcoming common challenges to increase impact

    Effective ERGs: Overcoming common challenges to increase impact

    At their best employee resource groups (ERGs) provide a space for connection, mutual support and career development for their members. They benefit the organisation by driving strategic priorities and help the communities they advocate for by addressing inequity and creating positive change. 
    But at their worst, ERGs can become demotivated and negative. They can generate additional and non impactful work for themselves and others, and also create risks through organisational misalignment and agitation for change that might not actually be possible or desirable. 
    In this episode Kerry Boys and Phil Cross deep dive into what an effective ERG looks like and how we can ensure they impact our organisations and our teams positively.

    • 33 min
    Inclusion at Future Super with Lydia Ho

    Inclusion at Future Super with Lydia Ho

    In this episode Lydia Ho, the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer at Future Super, shares valuable insights about the impactful work being done at Future Super.
    During our chat we explore:
    The significance of iteration and testing, emphasising the importance of humility throughout the process. How Future Super fosters a culture where individuals feel empowered to speak up, and the mechanisms the organisation employs to actively listen and take action based on feedback.The topic of prioritising activities and initiatives when faced with numerous competing priorities.
    This wide-ranging conversation with Lydia is filled with insightful gems that listeners can take away, enjoy!

    • 42 min
    Best Practice DEI with Nadya Powell [PART TWO]

    Best Practice DEI with Nadya Powell [PART TWO]

    Why is it important to continue DEI work during tough times?
    In this episode, part two of their conversation, Phil Cross and Nadya Powell highlight the necessity for companies to maintain their DEI efforts even during economic downturns.
    They also discuss: 
    The challenges and advantages of unconscious bias training, The importance of leading through change.Why paying lip service is not enough and how real action is needed to make progress on DEI initiatives.
    Listeners will find valuable resources to continue their learning and engagement in this work, making this episode a must-listen for all those interested in promoting DEI in their workplaces.
    You can find this episode (along with part one of this chat) on your favourite podcast app.
    Show Notes
    Part One

    • 35 min
    Best Practice DEI with Nadya Powell [PART ONE]

    Best Practice DEI with Nadya Powell [PART ONE]

    What does great diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) look like in today’s organisations?
    In this episode Phil Cross sits down with Nadya Powell – Founding Partner of UK based Utopia where she partners with global businesses such as Google, P&G, Kellogg and Spotify to rewire business cultures to be inclusive and healthy. 
    Phil and Nadya discuss various aspects of best practice DEI, including:
    - The benefits of having “noisy organisations”
    - What effective inclusive leadership looks like
    - The power of inclusive partnerships
    The conversation was so comprehensive that it had to be split into two parts. Stay tuned for part two to hear more valuable insights on how to foster a culture of inclusion and promote DEI in the workplace.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Lina Mbirkou ,

An idea whose time has come!

Thanks for leading the way, Phil and Kerry! Inspiring work!

Dodge2000 ,

Leaders for a good listen

Great to hear this new podcast, such a great mission and some super interesting conversations. Looking forward to the next drop! 🎧

IsyDunn ,

Doing good!!

Thanks for welcoming us into such an interesting conversation. Top notch guest and great questions!

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