We are always on the lookout for resources to inform and challenge the way we think about Inclusion. Here’s a selection of podcasts, videos, books and articles that we’ve found interesting. We hope you feel the same about them and we’d love you to add to our list if you have something you’d recommend!
Podcasts and Videos
How great leaders inspire action – A TedTalk with Simon Sinek
The happy secret to better work – A TedTalk with Shawn Achor
How Diversity makes teams more innovative – A TedTalk with Rocío Lorenzo.
Podcast: What’s all the fuss about bias? with Anyika Onuora for D&I Spy: Inclusion, Uncovered.
Podcast: Mitigating Unconscious Bias with Rina Goldenberg Lynch for IPFA Emerging Leaders Series (Nov 2020)
How do men benefit from gender equality? Michael Kimmel tells you here: TED Talk Michael Kimmel: Why gender diversity is good for everyone, including men
Do you have a growth mindset or one that’s fixed and will stand in the way of success? Dr. Carol Dweck will tell you how you can change your outlook to become more successful: TED Talk Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve
Ever heard of the Chimp Brain that contributes to stress in a negative way? There are ways to cage the beast. Here is how: TEDx Steve Peters: Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind
21st Century Leadership is all about feminine values. Here is why: TEDx John Gerzema: The Athena Doctrine
Read more about the author of The Athena Doctrine: JohnGerzema.com
This advert shows how deeply rooted gender stereotypes are in our children: Like a girl!
This article lists 5 of the best TED Talks about Diversity in the Workplace.
Books and Articles
The Beauty of Age (2023)
Where are you from (2020)
Be Gender Smart by Inge Woudstra
A wonderful article by John Amaechi on Privilege, including White Privilege, as published in the Financial Times in November 2020.
In today’s workplace, there is no such thing as a typical leader. Read this article to help you identify your own unique leadership style: Business Grapevine: “5 Tips to Find Your Leadership Style” by Amanda Cullen
Confidence is like the balance on a bank account: sometimes it’s up, sometimes it’s down. Read this article to help you keep the piggy bank full: The Daily Telegraph: “How to Be Confident and Overcome the Imposter Syndrome in 6 steps” by Cara Moore
Want to take stress out of the equation on holiday? Read this article: The Daily Telegraph: “How to Stop Thinking about Work and Unwind on your Holiday” by Katie Driver
Bias – conscious or unconscious – is a natural way for our brains to protect us. But it doesn’t always serve our best interests. This article summarises ways in which we can challenge unhelpful bias to ensure we get all the important facts right. Women’s Agenda: Your Bias is Limiting You: Try this to overcome it!
Being different: This article gives great reasons for sticking to being who we are, no matter how difficult it might be at times. Fortune: Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Like Men At Work
This article shares Anne-Marie Slaughter’s views on how not to be perfect: The Guardian: Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter
Carol Dweck’s book on growth vs. fixed mindset – a MUST read for anyone who cares about self-development: Mindset by Carol Black
Packed with stories and research, this book is the platform for Amy Cuddy’s power-posing story: Presence by Amy Cuddy
What does it take to be successful? Here’s the number one best-seller book that answers this question: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The science behind success: HBR: The making of a corporate athlete
This book shows you how we sabotage ourselves and our reactions, how we make ourselves more or less prone to stress, and how to learn to take charge of your brain: The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
Packed with research and examples, this book shows you what the future of business and leadership looks like: The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio
To make your organisation truly diverse and inclusive, we work on inclusive behaviour change. In this way, every team and individual develops, improves and embeds inclusive behaviour habits. It becomes who you are. We also help you uncover and tackle any systemic bias. In this way, your processes automatically nudge you to be more inclusive. It becomes how you work.