263 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

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    • 4.6 • 93 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

    3 Things To Consider Before You Implement A Diversity Management Strategy

    3 Things To Consider Before You Implement A Diversity Management Strategy

    You’ve decided that Diversity is important 

    Find out what you need to consider before you implement a Diversity Management Strategy

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – How Implementation Gaps emerge 

    – The importance of normative statements as part of your Strategy 

    – The 3 Features of this model most will ignore 

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Organisations have an Implementation Gap For Diversity Management 

    “Often the implementation gap described in the paper is because organisations have a big dream”

    Most people focus on Implementation steps without understanding the context 

    “Most people would read this paper and only focus on that 3 level, 8 step process. That would be a mistake”

    It’s ok to make value judgements about Diversity and Inclusion 

    “you’re talking about the way you think things should be, as opposed to the way they are. This often involves value judgements”

     

    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:  

    Diversity challenge: An integrated process to bridge the ‘implementation gap

     

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    3 Biggest Problems In Organisations Trying To Become More Inclusive

    The 7 Biggest Diversity & Inclusion Mistakes Being Made in Your Organisation: Leadership

     

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    • 9 min
    5 Reasons Why This Show Is Part of Your Continuing Professional Development

    5 Reasons Why This Show Is Part of Your Continuing Professional Development

    Being professional means I’m committed to ongoing learning as part of my development.



    Find out why we’re committed to ongoing learning as part of your development. 

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – How this podcast is really pod learning 

    – How this show makes you an Everyday Leader 

    – The critical insight we offer than most courses never do 

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    We’re committed to your Continuing Professional Development 

    “I say podcast it’s really micro learning. Pod learning. It’s like an ongoing course and you’re the delegates.”

    I do all the talking but you’re the star of the show 

    “We’re playing a role in supporting you on your Inclusion journey”

    If you use what we share on this show.. you are an everyday Leader 

    “You are a leader.  An Everyday leader. A De Facto leader”

     

    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:  

     

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    Get 1 actionable insight in your inbox every Wednesday afternoon

    You also get free access to the Element of Inclusion Book Club

    Sign Up Here to get started 

     

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    Share this episode with a friend who can benefit from what you’re learning here.

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    The Propaganda Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    The Proxy Problem of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Fallacy Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

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    • 9 min
    4 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Work Is Like a Side Hustle

    4 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Work Is Like a Side Hustle

    Hustle Culture is prevalent in the modern workplace. 



    Find out why organisations treat Diversity & Inclusion work like a Side Hustle

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Organisations can exploit your desire to be inclusive

    – The dark side of hustle culture 



    – People thought this podcast was a Side Hustle 

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Organisations treat Diversity like a Side Hustle.

    “Organisations know this. That’s why they treat Diversity and inclusion like it’s your side hustle”

    Like Side Hustle Diversity and Inclusion is a lot of effort 

    “No recognition, no encouragement, No-one is paying attention to you” 

     Make sure they’ve as motivated as you 

    “I want to make sure that you know what you’re getting into and with who” 

     

    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:

    Reactions to my Podcast Journey

     

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    3 Ways to Address The Free Rider Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    The Reason You Are Ignoring The Diversity Promises Your Company Is Making To You

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    • 8 min
    The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety [Book Review]

    The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety [Book Review]

    I’ve learned we were wrong about Psychological Safety.



    Find out the The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety.

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why I’m biased about this book

    – Why Psychological Safety is transactional

    – How Psychological Safety can lead to exploitation

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

    “Psychological safety is a condition in which human beings feel (1) included, (2) safe to learn, (3) safe to contribute, and (4) safe to challenge the status quo”

    Inclusion is the beginning not the end for Innovation 

    “The end goal is to be innovative, productive and creative. Inclusion isn’t the end. It’s the beginning” 

    Psychological Safety exists in social units 

    “You’re able to participate as a functioning member of the social unit.. this was characterised as a team.. but it could be any social group” 

    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:

    The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

     

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    The Fearless Organization [Book Review ]

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    • 22 min
    5 Types of Diversity Expert You Need To Understand

    5 Types of Diversity Expert You Need To Understand

    Lots of people are calling themselves Diversity Experts. 



    Find out 5 types of Diversity Expert you need to be aware of.

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode: 





    – How Passionate Advocates signal privilege in their language

    – How the Lived Experience prevents you asking crucial questions

    – Why Industry Hoppers appear to be so impressive 

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Not all Diversity experts can help you in the way you need 



    “we’re not the the first choice.We’re the final choice. They come to us after they worked with someone else ”

    It’s not all their fault. Some of it is yours 

    “You find out too late and can’t believe you fell for it.”

     Don’t ignore the principles that we share here



    “this podcast helps you as an everyday leader to be prepared. This can be solved by just doing your homework”

     

    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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    Share this episode with a friend who can benefit from what you’re learning here.  

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    The Rhetorical Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    The Performative Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    Talking About Intersectionality? Avoid These Common Diversity Mistakes

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    • 9 min
    3 Inclusive Lessons From Stoic Philosophy

    3 Inclusive Lessons From Stoic Philosophy

    People think of Stoicism as a Philosophy, I think of it a practice.



    Find out how this informs our approach to Inclusion.

     

    Here’s some key messages from this episode: 

    – How to use Stoicism to find actionable answers to Inclusive challenges 

    – The practical elements we bake into every episode

    – The reason I avoid discussing things you can’t control

     

    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

    Discipline of Perception  helps you to think critically 



    “I’m not trying to convince you that I’m right. I want you to make your own mind up”

    Discipline of Action helps you to use what you learn 

    “For us a takeaway is something you can use when you take action.”

    Discipline of Will cultivates the will to act 



    “The whole energy of this podcast is focused on what we can do“

     

    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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    The Rhetorical Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    Defining Your Role in Diversity & Inclusion

    Episode 250 : Why You Are The Hero of Your Inclusion Journey

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

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.

kjxnine1886 ,

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

KatyCatalyst ,

Practical takeaways every time!

Been dipping in and out from the beginning 5 years ago and cheering you on for more Jonathan - focused, pithy and punchy podcast!

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