Deloitte’s initial research into the character traits of inclusive leaders, which began in 2011 and concluded in 2016, was the key stimulus in our recent Leadership Skills Series Virtual Roundtable. The multi-professional service company’s research delves into an inclusive leadership model where the ‘inclusive leader’ is at the centre of a circle and their six signature traits are listed around the outside. This signifies that each trait is of equal value and the leader is placed in the middle, bringing people together.

Here, with the help of excerpts from Deloitte’s research, we illustrate each of those six signature traits and detail how leaders who want to manage diverse teams equitably can bring each trait to life.

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