What is a conscious and inclusive leader? It is harnessing the qualities on the inside to make a strong commitment to justice, equity, diversion and inclusion to mobilize business to take responsibility for social and environmental concerns. Conscious and inclusive leaders around the world are answering this call to action, and are leading companies and creating opportunities to affect change as a force for good.
In this first of several panel discussions, I’m joined by three leaders who are using their voices and influence to create a more just and inclusive world. Prior CEO of three mission-driven businesses Sheryl O’Loughlin, B Corporation movement expert Ryan Honeyman, and equity and inclusion advocate Dr. Nika White have come together to reflect on their experiences and share their wisdom topics surrounding the role of leaders in bridging the divide to create a world that works for everyone. Together we examine how leaders can ignite their inner game, have the brave exchanges that impact change and champion a world of inclusion, diversity, equity and justice.
How to be a Conscious and Inclusive Leader Summary:
[1:46] Carley introduces the upcoming community event that will highlight the major themes of the book and reflects on the positive changes that leaders are experiencing in the wake of the pandemic.
[6:47] An overview of each of the inspired and mission-driven guests that make up today’s panel and an inclusive welcome to all participants.
[14:40] Who is a leader or mentor that has influenced each of the panelists in a positive way? Dr. White reflects on a mentor who intentionally guided her into a place of positive power.
[19:08] Ryan shares the lessons he learned from a mentor about the importance of calling others in and Sheryl reflects on the value of slowing down and being a force for good.
[23:53] What does ‘business as a force for good’ mean to conscious and inclusive leaders? Insights into the mission and focus of companies that are striving to be a force for good in all that they do.
[33:05] The inner game must be developed before leaders can confidently show up at work and in the world. Sheryl reflects on the power of love in justice, equity, diversion and inclusion.
[37:24] How do leaders cultivate inner self love in order to more freely express it to others?
[39:45] Self-awareness and role it plays in the importance of valuing diversity, equity and inclusion.
[44:46] The impact that a strong commitment to justice, equity, diversion and inclusion can have as leaders work to overcome the racial injustice in our country, beginning with their own emotional capital.
[49:54] A shift from negative energy to a place of inclusion and understanding is critical to effective leadership.
[53:35] The power shift that has to come in order to impact real change in our businesses and in our world.
[57:00] Carley reflects on the intimate experience that even further fueled her mission to champion a world of inclusion, diversity, equity and justice.
[1:00:00] The brave exchanges and courageous conversations that the panelists have experienced that resulted in a greater level of inclusivity.
[1:09:07] Why is justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion so important in the world from the B Corporation perspective?
[1:14:35] A powerful call to action to support a more conscious and inclusive workplace and world.
[1:21:07] Details about the guests and topics of upcoming panel discussions and information about the newly released book Shine.