Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership

Leveraging diversity and inclusiveness to create new opportunities

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There is ample evidence to suggest that inclusion adds value to organizations and can spur innovation. Yet, in practice, diverse teams only work if leaders understand how to manage them through inclusive leadership. This program helps leaders to reflect on inclusiveness and understand the principles behind it as well as equip them with the skills and tools to manage diverse teams toward inclusion.


Target audience

Leaders in mid- to senior-level leadership roles who have managerial responsibilities or are leading large projects. The program is ideal for companies in industries challenged by disruption, talent shortages, and non-inclusive workforces, all of which hinder innovation.


Key benefits

Participants will learn about and develop inclusive leadership practices. Through a mix of lectures, reflection, and experiential learning, participants will gain an increased awareness about topics and potential issues related to diversity and inclusiveness. Participants will leave with an understanding of the biases and obstacles to inclusion and learn what they as leaders can do to create diverse environments.


 Key topics

  • How to make the mix work: Unlocking value through inclusive leadership
  • The science of inclusiveness: Why should you care about inclusiveness
  • Inclusive leadership practices: What works in practice and what does not
  • Your experiences with diversity and inclusiveness
  • Making inclusiveness work for you


Meet the teaching staff

Gianluca Carnabuci

is an associate professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin. Previously, he was an associate professor of organization and management at the University of Lugano and an assistant professor at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

His research examines how informal networks impact economically important phenomena such as innovation, competition, and leadership. He has published his research in leading management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He has taught courses in organization theory, organizational behavior, organizational design and change, networks and organizations, negotiation, and leadership.


Urs Müller

Urs joined ESMT Berlin in September 2005 and is currently a lecturer whose research and teaching focus on business ethics, strategy, and change management. He also serves as the head of the practice group Consumer Goods and Retail. He enjoys the opportunity and privilege of holding regular discussions with executives about the dilemmas they face in their daily lives. Following his studies of philosophy, German literature, and art history at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), Urs has taught at the University of Goettingen, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland), and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA).

Urs worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, where he served a diverse international client base. He is a best-selling and award-winning case author and serves as a visiting tutor for “The Case Centre” on writing and teaching with case studies. His work has been featured and quoted in several leading German and international media such as Al Jazeera, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Bild, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Times, and The Wall Street Journal.