September 02, 2020 Practice Tips

11 Tips to Foster Belonging

By Michele Powers
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A true team experience fosters belonging in its members. Bedrock qualities of an effective team are trust, connection, and a shared sense of purpose.

Effective leadership nurtures belonging and a sense of community. Being able to address indirect or overt behaviors, beliefs, or unconscious biases that create separation or the feeling of exclusion is a necessary skill given the speed of change. For individuals faced with disenfranchising behaviors and attitudes, there are coping skills and important mindset practices that can be developed to effectively navigate a successful career.

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