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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



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

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    • 4.6 • 94 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

    5 Reasons Why You Should Always Cite Your Sources On Your Inclusion Journey

    5 Reasons Why You Should Always Cite Your Sources On Your Inclusion Journey

    When it comes to Inclusion, it’s always best to cite other people

    Find out why the less ideas are yours the better

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – The Google tactic I use to provide value to you

    – The Inclusive function of this show that you may not have realised

    – The game we play to put this into practice

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    It let’s you off the hook

    “I don’t pretend to know everything. That doesn’t give me less to talk about. That gives me more to talk about ”

    It let’s you focus on being a curator

    “When you cite other people’s work you show that you know what’s going on. That’s part of the role of curator. It’s an advanced form of contribution. ”

    It let’s other people make their own mind up

    “I’m not trying to get you to pass an exam. I am trying to get you to build trust and credibility with the people you want to bring on your Inclusion journey”

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    Dr. Jonathan’s Thesis 

    Can you become a Diversity Expert By Reading 3 Books?

    The Proxy Problem of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Propaganda Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

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    • 12 min
    3 Insights to Help You Make Better Decisions About Inclusion : Special Offer

    3 Insights to Help You Make Better Decisions About Inclusion : Special Offer

    I get asked how to make better Inclusion decisions all the time.

    Find out the 3 insights we use with our clients

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – What issues People Leaders tell us they want to address

    – The challenge that DEI Leaders don’t like to share with others

    – How I discovered the power of this process

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Use Evidence Based Inclusion as a system

    “I used an Evidence Based Inclusion methodology to arrive at those conclusions. They work consistently”

    Curate Insights

    “Understand what is relevant and trustworthy. Ignore the rest.”

    Create your own best practice

    “I’m not a fan of signing up to charters or initiatives that don’t give you practical help or insights you can use. These are best practices in the market”

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    An Inclusion Based Coaching Opportunity That You Can’t Refuse

    The Proxy Problem of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Rhetorical Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

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    • 13 min
    Can you become a Diversity Expert By Reading 3 Books?

    Can you become a Diversity Expert By Reading 3 Books?

    Is it possible to become an expert by reading 3 books?

    Find out why I think it’s happening in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space.

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why expertise is but it’s nature exclusive

    – How to become a 3 Book Diversity Expert

    – Why I have mixed feelings about 3 Book experts

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    1/3 of people I asked thought it was possible to be an expert by reading 3 books

    “In a 21st century media driven context it’s possible for people to become experts by reading 3 books. Maybe the poll was right ”

    Experts in the Diversity and Inclusion space are following this model

    “I think people are becoming Diversity experts by reading 3 books. Maybe it’s 5 books, maybe it’s 10 books. My point is.. it’s a light touch”

    Expertise indicates inequality in more ways than you think

    ““Expert” in this context means being a few steps ahead of the audience. Sometimes that’s ok”

    In every episode you will find:

    – A specific question for you to answer

    – A challenge for you to consider

    – An action for you to take

    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

    Have you ever heard of The 3 Books Rule?

    The 3 Book Rule to Become An Expert

    The Four Hour Work Week

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    5 Types of Diversity Expert You Need To Understand

    The Proxy Problem of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Why Relying On Credibility Indicators is an Inclusion Mistake

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    • 14 min
    Why I Love and Hate Diversity & Inclusion Books

    Why I Love and Hate Diversity & Inclusion Books

    I love reading books related to Diversity and Inclusion

    Find out why other times I hate it.

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why I think many DEI books are Ghost written

    – The Phantom Author I think I encountered

    – How DEI authors fill out low content books

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    I love learning from books to share with you

    “I was always encouraged to read books as a kid, not in a “Read this or else way” But in a read about what you want kind of way”

    It’s not always easy 

    “Given my bias and preferences, reading these books can be difficult for a number of reasons”

    I’m looking for other creative ways to use books to support you

    “We’re at an all time high in terms of the impact we’re having on everyday leaders. We get messages every week that bring tears to my eyes.”

    In every episode you will find:

    – A specific question for you to answer

    – A challenge for you to consider

    – An action for you to take

    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

    There are things that books can’t teach you

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    Acting White [Book Review]

    The Transgender Issue: An Argument For Justice

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    • 11 min
    Acting White [Book Review]

    Acting White [Book Review]

    Is there such a thing as Acting White? If so why would anyone want to do that?

    Find out why in this fascinating book.

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – How the 4 Stages of Racial Negotiation are used in the workplace

    – 2 Powerful models of Discrimination you should understand

    – How Racial Comforting is used by People of Colour

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    People Act White out of necessity

    “In the book working identity was involuntary work. We said it was shadow work. It doesn’t apply to everyone. The people who engage in working identity are managing racial stereotypes.”

    There are incentives for people to Act White

    “Attempting to “Act White” is a strategy people employ in order to mitigate the disadvantage they experience in the workplace”

    There are costs for people who Act White

    “The authors repeat this throughout the whole book. Working Identity is a form of work. It requires, time, effort and energy. Not everyone has to do this kind of work”

    In every episode you will find:

    – A specific question for you to answer

    – A challenge for you to consider

    – An action for you to take

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    Acting White?: Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America

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    A Beginner’s Guide To Identity Work And Why You Need To Understand It To Promote Diversity & Inclusion

    The Performance of Self In Everyday Life  [Book Review]

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    Why Most Diversity Programs Haven’t Succeeded [Book Review]

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    • 17 min
    A Reason Why Leaders Get So Frustrated About Diversity Hiring That Doesn’t Get Discussed

    A Reason Why Leaders Get So Frustrated About Diversity Hiring That Doesn’t Get Discussed

    Diversity is such a hassle for leaders who just want to get on with the job

    Find out the real reason why some of them are so frustrated 

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – What Leaders in dominant positions don’t like to discuss 

    – How Behavioural Economics explains Diversity hiring issues 

    – How we can understand privilege using the Endowment effect 

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Diversity initiatives can remind people of the unearned privileges they enjoy 

    “What they don’t tell me is that they are enjoying benefits they are not entitled to”

    Diversity initiatives may reduce or remove the unearned privileges that people enjoy

    “We’re focused on unearned privileges. We’re focused on benefits and advantages that people haven’t earned.”

    The Endowment effect suggests people are unwilling to part with what they own 

    “People are not willing to part from what they have or what they own “

    In every episode you will find:

    – A specific question for you to answer

    – A challenge for you to consider

    – An action for you to take

    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:  

    Toward a positive theory of consumer choice

     

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    Talking About Intersectionality? Avoid These Common Diversity Mistakes

     

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94 Ratings

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This podcasts is phenomenal.

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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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Brilliant

Haven’t known about this podcast for long, but it’s such a valuable one to tune in to - great for those starting their D&I journey

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