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Small steps: build the future you want – Dr Grace Lordan, Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics

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On this week’s Change Makers Michael welcomes Dr. Grace Lordan, the economist, Professor of Behavioural Science and founding director of The Inclusion Initiative at the London School of Economics.

Grace’s research has been conducted throughout her career with a singular objective: to establish why some individuals succeed in life and others do not. She is an expert on the effects of bias discrimination and technology changes and sits on the UK Government Social Mobility Task Force and the Women in Finance Charter’s advisory board.

The Inclusion Initiative is a research centre established in 2020, aiming to bring behavioural science insights to firms to allow them to enhance the inclusion of all talent. It also provides studies, measurement frameworks and training to create more inclusive business leaders in the UK.

Last year, Grace published Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want, a practical framework for aspiring business leaders on how to use behavioural insights to achieve the future that they seek.

Dr Grace Lordan, Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

There is not one book, but for this year I will choose Ryan Holiday’s Courage is Calling

What are you watching at the moment?

Steven Bartlett’s The Diary Of A CEO

Who is your biggest inspiration?

My mum

In one sentence, describe your ‘new normal’

Chilled

What is your best tip for life?

Tame your Fear by doing the thing that drives it over and over.

A quote for life (if you have one)

Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want 😊

What five tracks are you listening to right now?

  • Seven Wonders – Fleetwood Mac
  • Breathe – Blu Cathrall
  • Nemesis – Benjamin Clementine
  • Go Solo – Tom Rosenthal
  • Fire – Gary Clark

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