The CTI researchers introduce an aspirational archetype they call the Partner, a majority man who walks the walk and talks the talk. (Photo: Bigstock)

Can diversity & inclusion initiatives happen without the participation and support of white men? Not according to Chuck Shelton and David A. Thomas, who were the research leaders of the 2013 White Men’s Leadership Study. “No business strategy, including global diversity and inclusion, can deliver optimal results if a significant portion of those with position power disconnect from that strategy,” they wrote. And those with position power are still mostly white men.

But how to engage these “majority men” in work they might believe is difficult and unrewarding? The researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation have some suggestions in the second installment of their Belonging Series.

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Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.

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