Lancefield on the Line

Ruchika Tulsyan: Reinventing culture from the inside out

January 18, 2023 David Lancefield Season 4 Episode 1
Lancefield on the Line
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 under-represented or under-estimated groups but you’re not sure how to.

This podcast with Ruchika Tulshyan gives you practical ways to 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 

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.


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Infusing inclusion into culture
Why ‘cultural fit’ is wrong
Tackling bias
Learning from the experience of others
Ally as a verb
Asking the right questions
Changes Ruchika’s made to her business
Her habits and practices
Changes to Ruchika’s leadership style