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Starting Fresh

What mindset and leadership skills will help you thrive in 2021?

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Learn more about mindsets and mental health by reading this fourteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based in Brussels. Through the use of visual storytelling methods he empowers individuals and organizations to “see” what they mean.

Inclusive Business Action Network
The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) is a global initiative supporting the scaling and replication of inclusive business models. Through its strategic pillars iBAN blue and iBAN weave, iBAN manages an innovative online knowledge platform on inclusive business (inclusivebusiness.net) and offers a focused Capacity Development Programme for selected companies and policymakers in developing and emerging countries. iBAN creates a space where evidence-based knowledge transforms into learning and new partnerships. With its focus on promoting the scale-up of inclusive business models, thereby improving the lives of the poor, iBAN is actively contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. iBAN is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

editorial

Hit Refresh!

There are decades where nothing happens and then there are weeks in which decades happen.” I came across this saying some time ago; it certainly fits like a glove to these Covid-times we are in.

Royston Braganza

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graphic summary

GRAPHIC SUMMARY

Learn more about mindsets and mental health by reading this fourteenth edition of the online magazine on Inclusive Business! The illustration was developed by Christopher Malapitan, a visual practitioner and trainer based in Brussels.…

Inclusive Business Action Network

editorial

Hit Refresh!

The world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic, and mental strength and mental health will be critical for leaders going forward, contends Royston Braganza of Grameen Capital India.

Royston Braganza

featured story

The mindset of the leader: What new skills does an inclusive business leader need now?

The global Covid-19 pandemic has changed business as usual and therefore the role of leaders has become more critical than ever. How can inclusive business leaders inspire their employees to address deep-seated problems and tackle important goals? In this issue of CLUED-iN, we hear from experts and entrepreneurs who describe the key skills and powerful mindsets inclusive leaders need to be successful now.

Alexandra Harris

A crucial skill for a new generation of leaders: moral imagination

Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen makes the case that reimagining new systems depends on developing a set of hard skills once considered “soft,” grounded in moral imagination. She explains why educational institutions should play a role in developing these competencies in the leaders of the future.

The mindset of a good business leader for an inclusive future

Caroline Ashley uses the acronym CHARM to explain the competencies required for inclusive leaders moving towards a sustainable future, drawing on research on post-Covid-19 trajectories conducted by Forum for the Future.

Three Powerful Mindsets of the Successful Mission-Driven Leader

Alex Counts draws on more than 25 year of experience to share three powerful mental models that can be used to amplify strengths while managing blind spots, including rethinking failure and dissent. He also points to practical ways a mission-driven leader can apply these mindsets at work.

Navigating the pandemic: Protecting livelihoods and continuing communication

Ten years ago, Rajiv Sharma founded Empower Pragati, a social enterprise offering vocational skills training to under-privileged youth. In this interview, he discusses why he believes in “brutal transparency,” how his organization has addressed mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, and why it is important for a leader to focus on collaboration, not competition.

A Tale of Two Leaders

Rajen Makhijani believes that we should use the rigors of the investment process to approach leadership, using a results-based framework. He uses the example of two very different leaders to explain the Leadership by Results approach, which seeks to set big tangible goals and enable a shift of underlying mindsets.

Why mental health matters

How can inclusive leaders address mental health issues? Practitioners from Asia, Africa and Europe share their insights and evaluate how Covid-19 has changed their way of thinking.