Now, the 'E' - Encouraging others to grow. Thanksgiving is about recalling the blessings of each year, including the growth and transformation that happens over that time. Inclusive leaders encourage their teams to have a growth mindset and acknowledge that the journey of growth never ends. They recognize and celebrate the strengths within their team, understanding that their collective potential is limitless.
Here's where the true magic of inclusive leadership lies: it's in the willingness to change one's mind. Thanksgiving is not just about a big meal; it's about being thankful for the ability to change, adapt, and evolve over time.
In today's more diverse workplace, showing up authentically is more important than ever. The 'E' in love, that encourages growth, understands that diversity is not just a checkbox but a catalyst for innovation and progress. It recognizes that being vulnerable and open-hearted requires bravery and strength, and it's an essential part of authentic, transformative leadership.
Leaders who practice L-O-V-E remind us that it's not about having all the answers, but about creating an environment where everyone's voice is heard and validated in ways that foster workplace cultures and develop customer-focused solutions we can all be thankful for.