Power of Belonging: Team, Workplace and Community

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To Belong or not to Belong :)

Career Transition: Finding A New Home Where You Belong

When you go through a career transition, this becomes paramount. It requires finding your purpose and a place where you can be your own true self. A friend of mine shared two questions with me that I keep on sticky notes in front of my workspace at home:

  • Will it make me happy in the future?

Foster Belonging From Day One

For new leaders of teams or communities, here are a few tips that have helped me to provide a sense of belonging to all members of my team and foster a safe environment where everyone’s voice is heard.

  • Bring out the best in one another. Hold no judgments, and be willing to listen and share diverse perspectives.
  • There is no right or wrong answer, and no one individual is smarter than anyone else in the room. Our perspectives make us who we are, and we all have a place in the group with our similarities and differences.

Diversity, Equity And Inclusion: Be The Change

In my recent research, I came across some powerful initiatives aimed at working toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). For example, Diversity Plug gives access to diversity and equality data. Companies can join and publicly disclose their diversity data, while consumers and employees can ask companies to be transparent and make diversity data public.

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is how we are going to lead and empower the leaders of tomorrow to belong and be their own true selves. Today, many employees want to support and grow businesses that value what they value. It’s no longer just about an amazing product or excellent customer service. We expect and demand more from ourselves, our teams and organizations around the world. We can all do more and be better than yesterday for a brighter tomorrow and for the next generation.

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

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