Inclusivity as a Business Advantage with Melissa Majors


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Sometimes you hear someone speak and instantly get the feeling you must know that human! And, they must be a guest on this podcast -- this guest is that person. We rounded out season four with a deep and truly enlightening conversation about inclusivity in leadership with Melissa Majors! This discussion shed light on the ties between emotion and actual physical pain, what it means to truly lead with a mind for inclusivity, and the idea that inclusion really does fire up our spirits.  Melissa has published a book that should be required reading for every human. If you haven't heard her speak, you are in for a treat with this final episode of season four! Quote from Melissa: “Inclusion is more than a moral obligation - it’s a competitive advantage.” Her book: The 7 Simple Habits of Inclusive Leaders A guilt-free guide on how to boost innovation and performance by involving others equally Our guest... Melissa Majors, “The Inclusive Leadership Expert”  CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, she is an innovator and optimizer of education, inclusion, & leadership strategies. She has dedicated her career to maximizing the business impact associated with these areas of focus. The team at Melissa Majors Consulting has extensive experience and a proven reputation for driving better business outcomes through innovative and inclusive strategic planning. They bring deep expertise in improving profitability and innovation, boosting organizational performance, and optimizing inclusion strategies. Melissa formally studied strategy and innovation at Harvard University. Melissa is a crowd-pleasing speaker who masters brain-friendly talks that engage her audiences and spark not just inspiration, but action as well. She is featured in publications such as Forbes Magazine, Smart Meetings, The Meeting Professional, NorthStar Meetings Group’s Eventful Podcast, The Event DR, and on the keynote stage at events such as Meeting Professional International’s WEC, The Northwest Event Show, Catalyst Events, Legg Mason’s DEI Conference, and many more.   Her book recos: Chris Voss: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It  Brene Brown: Braving the Wilderness Check out the LIVE Video if you'd like to watch us chat. A couple of great blog posts by Melissa: Exclusion Literally Hurts Inclusion Confusion   We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 84 (last ep of season 4!) -- and please take a minute to follow, rate, & review us on iTunes & get each ep. when it drops! ::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - emPOWERing strategic communication ::: ** Our NEW show music is provided by our GIFTED editor, MUSICIAN, Avri. Check out his song, "Too Close"! **