Inclusive Leadership is not a destination. It is a journey that requires humility, curiosity and courage.
Effective People Leadership IS  Inclusive Leadership
People are the most important asset in any organization.
Inclusive leadership is leadership that deeply understands the importance of amplifying the value and contribution of each person on the team and is skillful in doing so.
Given that no two people are the same in terms of motivation, work style or how they prefer to be supported, skillful inclusive leadership cannot be a destination; it must be a journey fueled by CURIOSITY, HUMILITY and COURAGE.
Increase Engagement and Retention
Realize More Effective Collaboration
Navigate Challenging Conversations with Confidence
Experience a Culture of Inclusivity and Belonging
Leaders who engage with our programs around Productive Curiosity become significantly more intentional about their words, actions and decisions, see themselves as agents of positive change, demonstrate a high level of regard for and commitment to the unique capabilities and contributions of people on their team, and overall feel more confident in their performance and satisfied with their impact.
Who Are Our Clients?
Courage to be Curious works with mid-large size companies who place a high value on people leadership and have a track record of investing in leadership development.
Our most successful clients are ready to move from teaching skills and protocols to advancing leadership dispositions that will have a powerful and sustaining impact on culture.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT OUR APPROACH?
From decades of experience in learning and development, we understand that people can learn skills and protocols, but if the disposition and belief systems they bring to the implementation of these skills and protocols does not shift, neither they nor the company will realize the intended results.
Our approach is unique in that we take leadership development to the next level. We don’t teach leaders how to DO Productive Curiosity; we teach them how to BE Productively Curious, which amplifies all the other training they have received.
The distinction makes all the difference.
Why it Works
According to Michael Dell, “There is no better catalyst to success than curiosity.” But why?
In short, because Curiosity is the essential ingredient that makes all the other qualities that describe effective people leaders possible. You cannot be confident, flexible, resilient, authentic, a strong communicator, a champion of others, an advocate, or an influencer if you are not Productively Curious.
Watch this brief video that describes how Curiosity functions in the brain and why it is the essence of a growth mindset.
And for additional resources, click here to read the Harvard Business Review article on The Business Case for Curiosity.
What Our Corporate Clients are saying
We were looking for an approach to Inclusivity that was both robust and appropriate for our highly diverse workforce. The e-course and live training webinars focused on creating a culture of inclusivity through Productive Curiosity have been incredibly well received by our team members. We were originally worried about the response since people had been inundated with DE & I training, but the Courage to be Curious approach is so fresh and powerful that people were eager to attend and participate.
– Company Representative
Having known Adina for years and being familiar with her work, I knew I would come away from her Leadership Program with both knowledge and skills that would help me be more productive…. and I was right. Learning to craft and ask powerful questions revealed aspects of my heart, mind and spirit that may otherwise have remained hidden.
The Women’s Leadership workshop helped me modify both my work and personal life behaviors. My goal is to spend an entire day where I only listen and ask questions. I appreciate your launching me on this journey.
Working with Adina has had a transformative impact on me. She is able to balance providing nurturing support and challenging me to grow. She is particularly skilled at deepening my thinking: her questions demand a level of rigor and precision that turn vague aspirations into realizable goals. In addition, her observations have increased my self-awareness, helping me understand myself so I can lead more effectively.
Before engaging in this program, I mimicked how other leaders led; I didn’t really have an identity of my own. By the time our team completed this program, I had a powerful sense of who I am as a leader. I know what is most important to me and I have learned how to communicate in a way that feels true to me. I was surprised and thrilled to see how differently people responded and the level of impact I am now able to achieve.
– Behavioral Healthcare Company
Coming in 2022
Curiosity Crusaders for Leaders
Inclusive leadership is Reflective Leadership and reflective leadership takes practice.
Curiosity Crusaders is a guided experience during which leaders learn to get productively curious about who they are as a leader and how they create positive and lasting impact.
Curiosity Crusader sessions can be scheduled within your company on a weekly basis or leaders can be invited to join our global Curiosity Crusaders for Leaders community. Contact us for more information.