People in the organization watch with laser-like intensity when conflict comes up. Conflict tests our values and our plans, and it provides crucial information to followers about the trustworthiness of their leaders. When conflict is effectively resolved, relationships strengthen and results get back on track.

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Throughout the process of the White Men’s Leadership Study, the fears of ‘diverse others’ (those who are not white men) came to light: a concern that white guys will take over D&I, the risk to opportunity if they actually engage white men with position power, the challenge to change their minds about what white male leaders are willing to learn.

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By Bill Proudman Many business leaders, especially white men, view diversity as a problem to solve or a set of strategies to implement. This approach overlooks the leaders’ personal role. White male leaders who effectively lead in this effort do more than implement strategies to fix the problem. They... Read more

When companies begin to view white men as part of the solution rather than as part of the problem, the results can be dramatic indeed.

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