Inclusive Leadership through Self Awareness

By: Bart Egnal

In this episode Bart interviews Sanjay Patil, a Consultant with The Humphrey Group about his life and professional journey. Sanjay is an experienced human rights lawyer whose globe-spanning career has been driven by a desire to help create spaces for others to be heard. In the course of his career, he has embraced self-awareness, mindfulness and a commitment to going slow as fundamental to leadership. He shares his insights with Bart, and talks about how these tools are particularly relevant for any leader who wishes to be intentionally inclusive. A powerful conversation for anyone wanting to better know themselves, manage their emotions and lead inclusively. 

Welcome             00:49

About Sanjay      01:00

Why he's on the podcast              01:43

Career path        02:57

Finding clarity of purpose             05:30

Moral obligation to do Human Rights work           06:26

The commonality in all of humanity          08:01

Locus of control 09:21

3 big learnings that Sanjay has learned    10:35

The intention to create a space where people can be seen and heard        11:39

How can leaders create inclusive spaces?              12:29

Example of how to do it...            12:40

Resources available to do the work          13:30

How to proceed?             14:46

Not a box-ticking exercise            14:53

How do you implement these programs?              16:36

Example: Anti-Asian hatred          17:06

Inclusive leadership -- the shallow way   18:13

Metrics?              18:33

Require a profound shift in consciousness            19:04

Need to allow the messiness to happen  19:20

So many dimensions to inclusivity             20:18

Thinking holistically      20:29

The importance of slowing down              21:14

How to go slow?              22:31

Monkey mind     23:46

Meditation retreat          24:28

Make time for reflection               25:40

Guard your reflection time           26:13

Bart: hyperactive hive-mind         27:43

What do you have control over? A: your actions and reactions     29:54

Thank you           34:42

End of real-time interview            36:01