Episode 45

Ruchika Tulsyan: Reinventing culture from the inside out

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You’re looking to build a higher performing team, or organisation, where more people can do their best.

Sounds simple, right?

But there are some biases and blockers in the way. You know that you’ve got work to do but you’re not sure where to start. You look around and realise that you hire and promote people who look like you and the other members of your leadership team, whether intentional or not. You want to be a good ally to people in underrepresented or underestimated groups but you’re not sure how to.

This podcast with Ruchika Tulshyan will give you practical ways you can address these points, based on her extensive research, consulting work and personal experience.

We talk about:

  • How recruiters get it wrong when they talk about cultural fit.
  • How to tackle biases throughout your organisation.
  • Your responsibility if you have privilege.
  • How to practise allyship productively.
  • What it takes to ask the right questions of others.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Ruchika

Ruchika Tulshyan is the best-selling author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work, published by MIT Press and available now. Ruchika is also the founder of Candour, a global inclusion strategy firm. She is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and The New York Times.

A global citizen and Singaporean foodie, Ruchika has lived in four countries. She currently calls Seattle home.

“I really wish every single person who worked in an organisation felt responsible for creating a more inclusive environment.”

Ruchika Tulsyan, founder at Candour and author

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

04.02 Infusing inclusion into culture.
07.44 Why ‘cultural fit’ is wrong.
10.01 Tackling bias.
13.49 Learning from the experience of others.
17.10 Privilege.
19.04 Ally as a verb.
24.59 Asking the right questions.
30.01 Changes Ruchika’s made to her business.
34.27 Her habits and practices.
35.32 Changes to Ruchika’s leadership style.
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