5 key questions: Why diversity in leadership matters

posted on April 13, 2021

March 29, 2021

By Jeffrey R. Smith, Canadian HR Reporter

Diversity can have positive effects on an organization, but commitment to it starts at the top. Canadian HR Reporter spoke with Andrea Plotnick, senior vice-president of board and executive solutions at HR consulting firm LHH, on what a commitment to diversity brings to an organization.

Q: What can diversity in leadership bring to the organization?

A: “It’s not about checking the boxes on how many different types of people that you have around the table, it’s about how you channel diversity. That’s where the inclusive leadership component comes into play. It’s making sure that you have the right practices in place within the organization to truly benefit from the power of diversity.

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