“Eureka moments” and overnight millionaires are a myth. Invention is a story of industrious creatives making incremental improvements over time.
Despite the clear benefits of diversity to innovation, the “Theater of Diversity” can generate animosity and resentment that can cause tremendous harm to organizations. How can leaders both encourage diversity without inciting the emotional backlash?
Despite the evidence that diversity provides gains for leadership, innovation, and society as a whole, it remains a charged word with an immediate emotional response.