What is the Leadership Shadow?
The Leadership Shadow model is a self-reflection tool developed to help leaders focus on actions and behaviours found most likely to support progress on inclusion and diversity. It is based on the idea that the path to lasting performance improvement on any priority – like inclusion and diversity – starts at the top.
What we say, how we act, what we prioritise and how we measure, together determine what gets done (and what doesn’t). These four elements make up the Leadership Shadow model, which allows a self-reflective process to take place to determine whether the imprint of your words and actions is as clear and powerful as you want it to be.
The model is flexible. It is intended as a guide to prompt specific areas of focus, that when tweaked, can have a positive impact on your ability to lead an inclusive and diverse organisation. Insights and action points that come from this exercise will be unique for each individual and dependent on the quality of the conversations that take place.