An ally is any person who actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole. Allies acknowledge they hold positions of privilege and actively leverage their privilege for those with less access.
Allyship should be intrinsic to leadership and not perceived or treated as an add on.
If leaders will not challenge their organisations, then who will? Leaders cannot afford to be complacent about the structure, systems and culture they head. They must constructively challenge the norms to ensure that they promote equity and inclusion.
Leaders need to begin by holding up a mirror and challenging themselves by asking searching questions.
Science is the art of discovery through experimentation. Performance improvements are not achieved by doing the same thing. They are realised through trying new things, making mistakes and learning and making (typically unexpected) creative breakthroughs.
Experimentation means leaders ask interesting questions about new possibilities, draw hypothesis and innovate.
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