They both open the door to powerful conversations across deep differences.
Here’s Heineken’s take:
But Inclusive Leaders also know it’s not as simple as a team-building exercise with a shared beer at the end.
High-performing relationships of trust between colleagues only come from:
- Listening and talking with care and candor
- Respectful behavior (e.g. A man is an ally when a woman says he is.)
- Leadership promises made and kept over time
- Finding and fixing bias in hiring, development, and advancement practices
So what kind of conversation might we expect over our beer?
Here’s an invitation to courageous leadership: Consider the following blog from Ruchika Tulshyan—"Heinken’s Ad is a Terrifying Sham-And I’ve Lived It Many Times Over".
Inclusive Leadership requires deeply-grounded compassion and well-seasoned competence.