258 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



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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 • 92 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 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
    How Narratives of Racial Progress Create Barriers to Inclusion

    How Narratives of Racial Progress Create Barriers to Inclusion

    Companies want you to believe we’re headed towards racial equity

    Find out how this narrative can harm Inclusion



    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – The American Narrative of Racial Progress can be harmful

    – People overestimate Racial Equity

    – There’s a reason why DEI work lacks scrutiny



    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Conversations about Race at work become more challenging 

    “you could use this gift to benefit others and build inclusion”

    There’s greater momentum for less policy change 

    “You may even have been in environments where your gift was positioned as shortcoming.”

    Diversity and Inclusion become less urgent as a goal 

    “The hardest part of was realising that what happened to me was my responsibility. “



    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

    How narratives of racial progress create barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations



    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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    A Simple Introduction to Antiracism

    Erasing the Language of Race

    The Performative Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

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    • 12 min
    Why You should Use Your Inclusion Gift Carefully 📝

    Why You should Use Your Inclusion Gift Carefully 📝

    You’ve got a gift that can be used to build Inclusion.

    Find out how to use it carefully for your own peace of mind.



    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why your Inclusion Gift is so important

    – Why you must protect your Inclusion Gift

    – How to identify your Inclusion Gift



    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    You’ve got a gift that can help you build inclusion 

    “you could use this gift to benefit others and build inclusion”

    Not everyone knows about your Gift 

    “You may even have been in environments where your gift was positioned as shortcoming.”

    You get to establish your standard and boundaries 

    “The hardest part of was realising that what happened to me was my responsibility. ”



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

    Defining Your Role in Diversity & Inclusion

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    • 8 min
    The Peter Principle [Book Review]

    The Peter Principle [Book Review]

    Why are there so many incompetent leaders?

    Find out the simple explanation from the classic bestseller

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    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why Super Competent people get fired

    – Why the exceptions to the Peter Principle prove the rule

    – How incompetence shows up in Diversity and Inclusion

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    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    People are promoted to their highest level of competence 

    “The only time people stop being promoted is when they are incompetent in their current role. ”

    The only real promotion is from a position of competence 

    “Anyone who gets a promotion for any reason other than being competent is fake.”

    Good Followers do not always become Good leaders 

    “The central premise of the book is that promotion is based on past experience in an existing role”

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    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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    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

    The Peter Principle

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    The 3 Reasons Why Diversity & Inclusion Jargon Is Harming Your Organisation

    The Missing Character Of Diversity and Inclusion Work

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    • 18 min
    4 Signs The DEI Bubble Is About To Burst

    4 Signs The DEI Bubble Is About To Burst

    Diversity and Inclusion has blown up as industry in recent years.

    Find out the signs that suggest there may be a Bubble that’s about to burst.

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    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why the DEI industry looks like a Bubble

    – Lessons from the dot com Bubble

    – What you can do if the worst happens

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    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    We may be in a DEI bubble 

    “The nature of a bubble means you’re going to see rapid growth, media attention, lots of people entering the market”

    The bubble may be about to burst

    “I was once told that History doesn’t always repeat itself but it rhymes”

    I’m not worried about you at all

    “So what should you do? If you’re a regular member of our audience. You’re already doing it.”

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    – A specific question for you to answer

    – A challenge for you to consider

    – An action for you to take

    Sign up here for our free workbook and a transcript of the show

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    The Rise of Diversity and Inclusion Roles Across Europe and the Middle East

    Diversity job openings fell nearly 60% after the coronavirus. Then came the Black Lives Matter protests.

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    5 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion is like Hip Hop Culture

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

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    • 8 min
    The Fearless Organization [Book Review ]

    The Fearless Organization [Book Review ]

    Use of the term “Psychological Safety” has increased dramatically over the past 20 years.

    Find out why all of us may have got Psychological Safety all wrong

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    Here’s some key messages from this episode:

    – Why Psychological Safety is a group based phenomenon

    – What the Psychological Safety Triad is

    – How Psychological Safety on it’s own is not enough

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    Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

    Psychological Safety is a group based phenomenon 

    “Psychological Safety exists in work groups rather than between specific individuals”

    The Psychological Safety Triad

    “I felt this was hidden away in the book when it could have been a whole chapter on it’s own”

    The Leaders Tool Kit

    “Using these categories for your conversations can help you to get people to contribute in a psychologically safe environment”

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    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

    Did you find them in this episode?

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    Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

    Professor Amy C Edmondson

    The Fearless Organization

    Use this for your own development

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    How Inclusive Leadership Addresses The Crisis With Traditional Leadership Models [Interview with Thais Compoint]

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 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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