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“Talent is talent regardless of gender or nationality or language.”

Participants in the 2014 CSCMP session on “Building and Fostering Balanced Teams that Win,” discussed ways that leaders can harness the considerable power of diverse thinking. One key element is that the leader herself be “a role model leader who can recognize and build capabilities in others and who demonstrates teamwork and collaboration.”

They also identified practices that get in the way of balanced teams:

  • Companies spend a lot of time and effort evaluating individuals but not on team dynamics
  • Without new awareness or a conscious effort, people tend to promote people that look and act like the existing leaders
  • For the sake of expediency, job descriptions are just posted without real thought; organizations merely go back to the same schools and sources for their people

These and other observations on topics related to diversity and inclusion can be found in The AWESOME Report. Download now

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