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Research articles and reports

Inclusive Leaders

Ability or luck: A systematic review of interpersonal attributions of success
Odessa Hamilton and Grace Lordan

Published January 2023

Abstract

The role of luck in success has a relatively minor, albeit consistent history in academic discourse, with a striking lack of literature engaging with notions of luck within occupational environments. Elucidating why people attribute their own success to luck over ability has predominated in the literature, with interpersonal attributions receiving less attention. Here, we center on systematically summarizing the evidence on interpersonal attributions of success as a function of ability or luck, with a particular focus on whether these differs by gender and race. The perception of the success of others from different sociodemographic groups, and how it is attributed, is a crucial leverage point for inclusion and diversity. Particularly as women and ethnic groups continue to be systematically disadvantaged in the workforce. Ignoring the role of luck conceals and augments privilege, even if not deliberately or consciously invoked.

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The impact of mental health support for the chronically ill on hospital utilisation: evidence from the UK
Jonathan Gruber, Grace Lordan, Stephen Pilling, Carol Propper and Rob Saunders

Published April 2022

Abstract 

Individuals with common mental disorders (CMDs) such as depression and anxiety frequently have co-occurring long-term physical health conditions (LTCs) and this co-occurrence is associated with higher hospital utilisation. The writers examined the impact of psychological treatment delivered under the nationwide Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme in England on hospital utilisation 12-months after the end of IAPT treatment. 

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The TRANSPARENT Framework
Erika Brodnock, Dr Grace Lordan, Mastercard and The 30% Club

Published October 2021

Abstract

The TRANSPARENT framework is the UK’s first cross-sector framework designed to remove the barriers blocking the progression of talented Black professional women in finance, professional services and big technology.

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The INCLUSION Framework
Dr Grace Lordan and Professor Lutfey Siddiqi

Published September 2021

Abstract 

This framework includes insights from Singapore and truly brings the work of The Inclusion Initiative into a global light. Moreover, the topics discussed within this paper connect cross-continental approaches and ideas surrounding inclusion and presents practical guidance to corporations across the globe. 

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The Good Finance Framework
Dr Grace Lordan, WIBF, The Wisdom Council

Published June 2021

Abstract

To understand the headwinds and tailwinds that women experience when working in financial and professional services, the study undertook a listening tour speaking with 44 women at various stages in their career.

The objective of this study is to use this information to create a framework comprised of actions that a company can take to ensure that they retain and develop their most talented employees, including women.

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