Embrace the breadth and depth of diversity
This is my 8th of 12 posts about how to be among the Best Leaders. In these, I provide inspiration for everyone seeking professional and personal growth as a leader of people, projects, groups, teams and organizations. I welcome your comments and feedback.
BE A GROWN-UP.
Embrace diversity in all its definitions. Although it’s tempting to hang out only with your friends at work (the ones you hire, the ones you know, those with whom you have a lot in common), resist. Cliques make you narrow and exclusive, and not in a good way. Instead, be welcoming and expansive. Seek out and be involved with new hires, and those who are different from you in background, age, professional status, education, mindset, culture, and personality. You’ll be richer, more well-rounded in your perspective, a more effective professional, and a more mature person.