Next is the 'V' - Validating. Thanksgiving reminds us that diversity within our families and our workplaces should be celebrated, not just tolerated, and certainly not dominated. Inclusive leaders don't just appreciate diversity; they actively seek it out. Excellent leaders understand that diverse perspectives from diverse people bring strength and innovation to the table. They validate every voice, irrespective of its background or origin, and they create a platform where everyone can contribute.
Inclusive leaders don't insist that they have all the answers. Instead, they encourage their team to share their thoughts and ideas freely around the table. They foster an environment where authenticity thrives, and everyone is empowered to not only contribute but to also lead.