An Inclusive Leader Implements High-Impact Practices

7 High-impact Inclusive Leadership Practices You Can Adopt Today

Checklists Apr 18, 2024

Inclusive leadership is a new way of thinking about management and team-building. It’s a paradigm shift from top-down decision-making to a more collaborative model that embraces diverse perspectives. You may be wondering, “Does this shift really make a difference? Will embracing inclusive principles genuinely enhance my leadership effectiveness?” 

Based on our experience with hundreds of clients, the answer is an emphatic, “Yes!”

Consider BT Tabor, who is responsible for executing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and leading cross-functional working groups that promote employee engagement and retention at BAYADA Home Health Care. The global healthcare company’s DEI initiatives helped it earn Newsweek’s “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity” award in 2023 and 2024. 

“It’s important not to overthink and feel overwhelmed by the idea that you need to acquire multiple certifications, attend numerous training courses, or watch countless webinars on inclusive leadership,” she says. “Focus on taking actionable steps to be an authentic leader who values self-awareness, creates psychologically safe spaces, and embraces differences while actively shifting your own mindset.” 

We’ve identified seven powerful tactics that you can take today that will make you a better leader. The following actionable steps are key components of inclusive leadership, which focuses on people, relationships, and trust to accomplish business outcomes. As Tabor says of inclusive leadership, “Just do it!”


Amber Keister

Amber (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and content strategist for The Diversity Movement. She writes, researches, and edits TDM articles, guides, videos, and more.