New Leadership Challenges Are Here
Diversity Will Need to Transform
Limitations of Traditional Diversity Efforts
Maturing How and Why We Do Diversity
Breakthrough: Diversity, Maturity, Inclusion
Diversity Maturity Inclusion: A Comparison
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The emerging era of work will produce “thrivers, strivers, and survivors.”
Disruptions already force you to make leadership decisions faster, smarter, and more often than any previous generation.
Navigating new organizational challenges, while sustaining authentic engagement, will require more sophisticated approaches to developing your workforce.
Focus on adapting
Seeks new ideas
Focus on chance
Receptive to new information
Focus on preservation
Skeptical of new ideas and information
The makeup and performance of your leadership team sets the tone for your entire workforce.
It is essential to have a top management team built with not only intersectional diversity—but also diversity of operational focus, leadership style, and perspective-taking for decision-making and generative conversations.
To thrive amid increasing complexity, volatility, and uncertainty, diversity measures need to be culturally transformative and empowering, going beyond mere representational compliance and sensitivity training.
Most conventional diversity approaches fall short by focusing almost exclusively on intersectional compliance: curating representation to fill categorical quotas, yet with no clear path to bring out the best in employees and teams. Recognizing identity is a start, with appreciating difference an important next step. Managing diversity tension follows. What’s next?
It’s time to see diversity in its full potential: as a source of strategic competitive advantage. Appreciation of difference and representation still matter, but are relatively small parts of a larger story.
The larger opportunity leverages diversity by seeing how organizational leadership, culture, and performance are intertwined.
This requires an integrative, interdisciplinary approach.
The missing link that makes this possible? Adult developmental maturity.
Diversity Maturity and Inclusion (DMI) is a unique approach to the intricate ecology of an organization. It leverages the full expression of the organization’s diversity into a culture of creative high performance.
DMI unlocks the performance synergy of your team by: helping your people develop into the best versions of themselves, radically embracing sameness and difference, and transforming diversity tension into collaborative excellence.
A program of the Jazz Leadership Project (JLP), DMI is grounded in jazz music as a cultural technology that models fluid communication and collaboration in the face of challenge. JLP’s principles and practices, seen below, center on the development of leadership excellence and high-performance team cohesion. Rather than being stuck in compliance and identity politics, JLP’s mature approach to D&I leverages personal and interpersonal growth so that you achieve a swingin’ flow.
With a combined 75+ years of leadership development and organizational development expertise, the DMI team looks forward to collaborating with leaders who desire growth and transformation for the enterprises.
From the discovery process to assessments, live and virtual workshops, coaching and group facilitation, firms such as Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, TD Bank, and Google have benefited from the JLP Experience, which powers the DMI program.