Find your learning edge in terms of courage, integrating head and heart, listening, balancing paradoxes, and more.

Michael Welp and his consulting and training firm, White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP), help demonstrate to white men that expanding their perspective and skills when it comes to diversity can benefit them by helping them access the following critical leadership skills.

Assess yourself: for each behavior, give yourself a point if you demonstrate the behavior most of the time or better. Assess yourself realistically, based on how you actually act, not how you’d like to act. Then look back and select three behaviors you want to focus on strengthening.

For more resources on this topic, check out Welp’s book “Four Days to Change,” watch his TED talk, or visit

Rachel Zurer

Rachel is Conscious Company’s former editor-in-chief. Before joining the CCM team, she worked at Backpacker and Wired magazines.