The business case for diverse leadership

Leaders play a pivotal role, and their impact is felt in everything from strategic decision making to organizational and community effectiveness and ultimately financial performance. Diverse leaders bring added benefits and unique capacities that, when realized, add significant value in both the public and private realm.

Five of the most important benefits of diverse leadership are:

  • Improved financial and organizational performance;
  • Increased capacity to link to new global and domestic markets;
  • Expanded access to global and domestic talent pools;
  • Enhanced innovation and creativity; and
  • Strengthened cohesion and social capital.

From The Conference Board of Canada report: The Value of Diverse Leadership.

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