300 episodes

Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey



Every week we inform and educate using applied research and thought leadership



Get your pen and paper ready because this is one of the world’s most valuable resources to help you on your Inclusion journey.



We provide book reviews, research breakdowns, explainers, opinion pieces, interviews and much more



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community

The Element of Inclusion Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey Diversity & Inclusion I Broadcaster I Speaker I Protagonist

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 96 Ratings

Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey



Every week we inform and educate using applied research and thought leadership



Get your pen and paper ready because this is one of the world’s most valuable resources to help you on your Inclusion journey.



We provide book reviews, research breakdowns, explainers, opinion pieces, interviews and much more



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community

    The ‘Inclusion Delusion: When The Research Does Not Support The Claims

    The ‘Inclusion Delusion: When The Research Does Not Support The Claims

    I’ve just been reminded how obscure Inclusion narratives are

    Find out when the research does not support the claims

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – How the popular press can be misleading

    – How my trust was destroyed by what I read

    – Why you should pay attention to social desirability

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Be careful when people say Research says

    “You can get away with almost anything if you use the words “research shows”, I know this. To prevent you from thinking I’m manipulating you. I share my sources.”

    Check out the show notes, they are there for you to use

    “That’s why I do my best to reveal my bias so you can make your own mind up.”

    Consider social desirability when discussing Inclusion in public

    “These may not be the most  useful questions because each one has a socially desirable response.”

    Check out these resources

    Are You Stuck In An ‘Inclusion Delusion’?

    Bias Blind Spot: Structure,Measurement, and Consequences

    Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

    Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

    1.      Work with me 1:1

    2.     Get Practical Book Insights

    3.     Get our Free Email Course

    For everything else check this

    https://linktr.ee/elementofinclusion

    • 7 min
    The Authority Series: Dr Nika White on Uncomplicating Inclusion

    The Authority Series: Dr Nika White on Uncomplicating Inclusion

    Too many over complicate Inclusion.

    Here I’m speaking with an author who wrote a book to uncomplicate it.

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – How to simplify DEI

    – Why DEI needs to be untangled 

    – The importance of dialogue as an asset

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Make time for critical reflection.

    “I really wanted people to have a personal experience with what they were reading, and through those critical reflections to be able to process”

    Keep asking questions

    “the main goal is to keep the dialogue going. Because as long as we are communicating, there is a chance we’re going to be able to find some common ground”

    Understand your personal DEI story

    “So part of the the practicality of it is that to start really thinking about what is your dei story?”

    Check out these resources

    Inclusion Uncomplicated

    Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

    Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

    1.      Work with me 1:1

    2.     Get Practical Book Insights

    3.     Get our Free Email Course

    For everything else check this

    https://linktr.ee/elementofinclusion

    • 46 min
    From Debt to Doctorate: Why I Have a PhD in Your Problems

    From Debt to Doctorate: Why I Have a PhD in Your Problems

    7 years ago this week I become Dr Jonathan

    Find out what this actually means

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – The traumatic experience I had on my PhD journey

    – How my triumph benefits you

    – What I learned and why it matters to you

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    I’ve got a PhD in your problems and you can check for yourself

    “I say I’ve got a PhD in your problems but I never really tell you what the PhD was about! 🤔”

    I combined my commercial expertise with academic rigour to make it relevant

    “This is why I say I’ve got a PhD in your problems. I’ve taken this to apply to issues that you deal with everyday.”

    This led to my mission to help you a million people like you to make your workplace inclusive

    “I’m still hot on this topic. I still know more than everyone else. I tried to share it with you. “

    Check out these resources

    Crafting an identity: an examination of the lived experiences of minority racial and ethnic individuals in the workplace

    Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

    Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

    1.      Work with me 1:1

    2.     Get Practical Book Insights

    3.     Get our Free Email Course

    For everything else check this

    https://linktr.ee/elementofinclusion

    • 12 min
    The Authority Series: Dr Lauran Star on Evidence Based Inclusion

    The Authority Series: Dr Lauran Star on Evidence Based Inclusion

    My first book may have Evidence Based Inclusion in the title

    Find out how from an author who already wrote that book

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – What the research really says about the Business Case for Diversity

    – How to use Evidence to build Inclusion where you work

    – A smarter way to think about Belonging

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Pay attention to the Business Case for Inclusion

    “you know, what I found? Inclusion was an inclusive criteria, every organisation had to demonstrate that they had an inclusive organisational culture to enrol in any of those 700 studies”

    Consider stop talking about Diversity

    “As soon as as soon as I hear the word diversity, or if I say the word diversity, I can actually see people shutting down.”

    Be more intentional about Intersectionality

    “leave diversity alone, leave it right. intersectionality, much, much better word”

    Check out these resources

    Dr Lauran Star on Linkedin

    Dr Lauran Star website

    Evidence Based Inclusion; It’s Time to Focus on the Right Needle

    60 Second Book Review

    • 53 min
    A Better Future : Here’s Your Confident Path to Inclusion

    A Better Future : Here’s Your Confident Path to Inclusion

    DEI is under comprehensive attack by powerful voices.

    Find out why you should feel confident about your future.

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – How I’m trying to inspire you rather than instruct you

    – How you can use our tried and test formula

    – How you can focus on relevant results

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Knowing what you’re talking about when you’re talking about it.

    “I’ve said it before. Diversity and Inclusion are two of the most used and abused words in the workplace today.”

    Beware of bad actors

    “There’s been some bad actors who’ve made things worse for you.

    – Fake experts

    – People spreading Misinformation

    – Performers”

    Use Evidence Based Inclusion to focus on the fundamentals

    “All of this is tied together by our Evidence Based Inclusion Practice. This is the system we use to support our clients to build Inclusive workplaces.”

    Check out these resources

    Six Rules For An Inclusive Organisation Using Procedural Justice

    Three Principles of an Inclusive Workplace: Distributive Justice

    The Reason People Leave their Boss and Not their Job: Interactional Justice

    Bill Ackman on DEI

    Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

    Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

    1.      Work with me 1:1

    2.     Get Practical Book Insights

    3.     Get our Free Email Course

    For everything else check this

    https://linktr.ee/elementofinclusion

    • 10 min
    Reflecting on 2023: Predictions, Progress, and Accountability

    Reflecting on 2023: Predictions, Progress, and Accountability

    This is my end of year show

    Find out how I’m giving you a confidence boost for 2024.

    Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

    – The things I’ve decided to stop doing in 2024

    – How I’m helping you make your own mind up

    – How I want you to raise your standards

    Play the episode for more

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Building Inclusion is an iterative process

    “I can’t be your Number 1 Trusted Advisor if I’ve got zero accountability.”

    This show is an important part of your Journey

    “My goal is for you to gain even more insights that you can use on your Inclusion Journey”

    We’re leveraging Evidence Based Inclusion to support you

    “I’m working very closely with a handful of organisations to teach them our system and then pilot an initiative to demonstrate their ability to implement our method.”

    Check out these resources

    My Personal Accountability And A New Future

    Diversity & Inclusion Predictions: What I Got Right In 2021 & New Predictions for 2022

    Element of Inclusion Youtube Channel

    Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

    1.      Work with me 1:1

    2.     Get Practical Book Insights

    3.     Get our Free Email Course

    For everything else check this

    https://linktr.ee/elementofinclusion

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Gwynnie90 ,

Great status episode

Loved hearing about the ‘battle’ between EDI function and HR. So true!

Tumzzzzzz ,

This podcasts is phenomenal.

This evidence based approach to diversity and inclusion is a breath of fresh air . I strongly recommend anyone who is serious about diversity and inclusion to listen to this show regularly.

KathrynUkListener ,

Really relevant

Recent topic covered was so relevant and really resonated with me. I’ve always enjoyed Jonathan’s content online, it was empowering to hear someone I respect talking about these issues.

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