Bring self-awareness and empathy to build a culture where everyone belongs
The ability for a leader to understand their behaviours and actions, and how they impact those around them is a very important way that they can become more self-aware, and a better leader as a result. Showing empathy and being open to new ideas will also work to foster a culture where people feel as though they belong.
Facilitating the collaborative process is key to creating an environment where everyone can contribute and experience ‘lightbulb’ moments. As Silvia explains, these lightbulb moments can literally create a new network of neurons firing in your brain – which can foster better growth and innovation.
This ultimately helps leaders actually be leaders, making that switch from ‘having’ and ‘doing’ leadership, to actually ‘being’ a leader. Patience and resilience here are important – these skills aren’t always learnt overnight.