What If?

Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue

Author: Steve Robbins

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0891063609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 3936

Twenty-six inspiring, lively, and personal stories that illustrate concepts of diversity and inclusion, as well as invite discussion among groups.

What If?

Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue

Author: Rebecca Donovan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0891063609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 353

When Steve Long-Nguyen Robbins was growing up, his mother routinely told him, "Long, you walk on a path cleared by others, so it is your responsibility to clear the path for others." Her insightful guidance and self-sacrificing example are the forces that drive Robbins's corporate work around diversity and inclusion today. His goal is unwavering: to clear the path for others and recruit more "path makers" --to honor his mother and to make a better world for everyone. In What If?, Robbins provides twenty-six inspiring, lively, and sometimes deeply personal stories illustrating diversity and inclusion concepts. He offers insight and practical advice on how to reconcile unity with diversity and reframe our organizations for competitive advanges. He adds tips and suggestions for putting keylearning into action in your organization, ending each chapter with questions, an activity, and an assignment to inspire you to be more open-minded and inclusive and to discover how the ideas presented in the book might apply to your daily life at work and at home.

What If?

Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue

Author: Steve L. Robbins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473644402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 1298

When Steve Long-Nguyen Robbins was growing up, his mother routinely told him, "Long, you walk on a path cleared by others, so it is your responsibility to clear the path for others." Her insightful guidance and self-sacrificing example are the forces that drive Robbins's corporate work around diversity and inclusion today. His goal is unwavering: to clear the path for others and recruit more "path makers" - to honor his mother and to make a better world for everyone. In What If?, Robbins provides twenty-six inspiring, lively, and sometimes deeply personal stories illustrating diversity and inclusion concepts. He offers insight and practical advice on how to reconcile unity with diversity and reframe our organizations for competitive advantages. He adds tips and suggestions for putting keylearning into action in your organization, ending each chapter with questions, an activity, and an assignment to inspire you to be more open-minded and inclusive and to discover how the ideas presented in the book might apply to your daily life at work and at home.

Reinventing Diversity

Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442210451

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8467

In Reinventing Diversity, one of America's leading diversity experts explains why most diversity programs fail and how we can make them work. In this inspiring guide, Howard Ross uses interviews, personal stories, statistics, and case studies to show that there is no quick fix, no easy answer. Acceptance needs to become part of the culture of a company, not just a mandated attitude.

Everyday Bias

Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Author: Howard J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442230843

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 9500

Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias remains today.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

Author: Caprice Hollins,Ilsa Govan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475814992

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 9781

Facilitating conversations about race often involves tension, as both the facilitators and participants bring emotional experiences and their deeply held values and beliefs into the room. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race guides facilitators through a process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort in leading conversations about racism, privilege and power.

The Diversity Training Activity Book

50 Activities for Promoting Communication and Understanding at Work

Author: Jonamay Lambert,Selma Myers

Publisher: Amacom Books

ISBN: 9780814415368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 995

The Diversity Training Activity Book addresses such fundamental issues as change, communication, gender at work, and conflict resolution. Filled with activities, role playing exercises, sample icebreakers, and case studies, this book will help all employees create a more harmonious, open workplace no matter what their cultural background.

The End of Diversity As We Know It

Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed

Author: Martin N. Davidson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609940318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9003

The idea for this book came to Martin Davidson during a disarmingly honest conversation with a CFO he worked with. “Look,” the executive said, clearly troubled. “I know we can get a diverse group of people around the table. But so what? What difference does it really make to getting bottom-line results?” Answering the “so what?” led Davidson to explore the flaws in how companies typically manage diversity. They don’t integrate diversity into their overall business strategy. They focus on differences that have little impact on their business. And often their diversity efforts end up hindering the professional development of the very people they were designed to help. Davidson explains how what he calls Leveraging DifferenceTM turns persistent diversity problems into solutions that drive business results. Difference becomes a powerful source of sustainable competitive advantage instead of a distracting mandate handed down from HR. To begin with, leaders must identify the differences most important to achieving organizational goals, even if the differences aren’t the obvious ones. The second challenge is to help employees work together to understand the ways these differences matter to the business. Finally, leaders need to experiment with how to use these relevant differences to get things done. Davidson provides compelling examples of how organizations have tackled each of these challenges. Ultimately this is a book about leadership. As with any other strategic imperative, leaders need to take an active role—drive rather than just delegate. Successfully leveraging difference can be what distinguishes an ordinary organization from an extraordinary one.


Hidden Biases of Good People

Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345528433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5829

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.

Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Author: James Robbins

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071801995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9963

The Globe & Mail's #1 Business Book of the Year! "ALL IN, ALL THE TIME" Low performance and high turnover is not the result of lazy, apathetic workers. It's not about decreasing budgets. And it's not about a terrible economy. It's about leadership that doesn't engage employees. In Nine Minutes on Monday, leadership guru James Robbins argues that employee engagement comes down to one thing: a constant dedication to meeting the universal needs that drive performance excellence. In today's chaotic, high-stakes business environment, it is easy to get distracted from leadership responsibilities by focusing on tasks at hand instead of on strategy. But when you neglect to keep your leadership priorities in front of you, everyone suffers--your staff, your organization and, in the end, you. Whether you lead a small team or an entire organization, you’ll discover the nine keys to raising productivity, boosting morale, and increasing employee engagement. Nine Minutes on Monday combines proven engagement drivers and principles of human motivation into a simple system of execution that will show immediate results. Inside you'll find: The "9 Minute" template for maintaining focus on your leadership priorities--no matter how busy you are Three key questions that will help you connect purpose to paycheck for your staff A four-step formula for addressing subpar performance and driving complacency from the workplace A simple coaching model for fast-track staff development Four reward/recognition tools that will leave your employees feeling valued and motivated The one simple activity that will forge deep bonds of trust between you and your employees Three key ingredients that will immediately increase the motivation level of any employee Being a great leader is never easy, but Robbins breaks it all down into essential components to reveal its fundamental simplicity. Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day. Quick and simple leadership lessons for boosting performance, morale, and engagement "James Robbins is a terrifi c observer, thinker, and storyteller. He also has marvelous insights about how leaders can help employees become more connected to their work setting. He weaves together personal stories with thoughtful leadership insights into a compelling book. If leaders will do the nine minutes he suggests each Monday morning, they will become what we have called ‘meaning makers' who deliver enormous value to their employees, customers, investors, and communities." -- Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; coauthor, The Why of Work "It really works! Robbins provides simple and practical tools to help all managers get on the road toward becoming great leaders. These nine easy-to-use principles are relevant to today's work environment and yet so often overlooked. Thank you for helping me to make a difference to my team." -- Sue Travis, HR Manager, Lowe's "Every manager in your workplace needs this book. Practical and easily doable ideas that will help turn your managers into truly inspiring leaders." -- Michael Kerr, "The Workplace Energizer" and author of Putting Humor to Work "Great easy read with lots of practical applications for leaders looking to improve their game and really make a difference in the lives of those they lead." -- Debbie Stein, CFO AltaGas

Making Diversity Work

7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace

Author: Sondra Thiederman

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing

ISBN: 9781427797131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5939

Drawing from research and 25 years of experience in the field, diversity expert Dr. Sondra Thiederman dissects the problems surrounding diversity in the workplace and offers specific, straightforward strategies focused on creating individual change. Using real-life examples, practical tips, and exercises, she guides readers on a journey of self-discovery, intellectual awareness, and healing. In this fully updated and revised edition, learn to: Function more effectively and feel more comfortable in a diverse workplace. Identify and defeat biased attitudes. Confront and minimize the fears that underlie biases. Overcome diversity-related conflict. Women or men, black or white, gay or straight, immigrant or native-born--everyone has prejudices. Making Diversity Work shifts the dialogue from blame to emphasis on the responsibility everyone shares to rid the workplace of bias. Dr. Thiederman delivers the prescription to defeat bias in the workplace in this definitive book for executives, managers, human resources professionals, and diversity practitioners.

Inclusive Directions

The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership

Author: Clyde Wilson Pickett,Michele Smith,James Felton, III

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475833849

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 7106

This book provides an in-depth view of the roles and responsibilities of the chief diversity officer, diversity strategic planning, and examines the various roles of diversity leaders at community colleges and will significantly benefit those interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion at community colleges.

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence

Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race

Author: Derald Wing Sue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119241987

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7539

"Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively. Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner. A guide for facilitating and participating in difficult dialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue - an internationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity, and microaggressions - explores the characteristics, dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as the hidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue. Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop a stronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves, and discover how not talking about race impacts society as a whole. Overcome and make visible the fears associated with race talk Learn practical ideas for talking openly about race Facilitate and navigate discussion with expert strategy Examine the hidden rules that govern race talk Understand the benefits of successful conversations Discussions about race do not have to result in disastrous consequences, and can in fact be highly beneficial to all parties involved. It's important that people have the ability to converse openly and honestly with their students, colleagues, children, and neighbors, and Race Talk provides the path for achieving this goal"--

Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream

The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and Talent

Author: Steve Van Remortel

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608323889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4847

If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly “in” your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology that leads to real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important strategic question: Why will a customer choose you over a competitor? Steve’s unique planning methodologies address the business fundamentals of strategy and talent concurrently, because optimizing both leads to individual, team, and organizational performance breakthroughs. Using the unique code found in the book, you will have access to a detailed online assessment that clearly identifies your behavioral style, workplace motivators, and soft skills. Applying the assessment within your teams creates a foundation for a talent management system to help you develop and retain the people you need to implement your strategy. Utilizing the tools and templates on the website, you can implement the process into your organization by following the inspiring true story of Connecting Cultures. Over ninety percent of Steve’s hundreds of clients experience an increase in sales and profits in the first year after completing the process. Those same results and the process to create them are now available to you. It’s time to stop selling vanilla ice cream.

We Can’t Talk about That at Work!

How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics

Author: Mary-Frances Winters

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 6242

We Need to Talk! Conversations about taboo topics happen at work every day. And if they aren't handled effectively, they can become polarizing and divisive, impacting productivity, engagement, retention, teamwork, and even employees' sense of safety in the workplace. In this concise and powerful book, Mary-Frances Winters shows how to deal with sensitive subjects in a way that brings people together instead of driving them apart. She helps you become aware of the role culture plays in shaping people's perceptions, habits, and communication styles and gives detailed guidance for structuring conversations about those things we're not supposed to talk about. Preparation is crucial—but so is intent. Winters advises you to “come from your heart, learn from your mistakes, and continue to contribute to making this a more inclusive world for all.”

Managing Diversity

A Complete Desk Reference & Planning Guide

Author: Lee Gardenswartz,Anita Rowe

Publisher: Society for Human Resource

ISBN: 9781586441562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 505

View: 7035

Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference & Planning Guide is the one-stop, quintessential resource for the person or team charged with the task of diversity implementation, from start-to-finish. This award-winning resource (now in its third edition) provides more than 100 hands-on activities for any member of the organization accountable to the CEO, a board of directors, or manager who wants to have a better team or task force. It gives guidelines for implementing diversity initiatives from a strategic perspective, including a range of suggestions about measurement and evaluation. It is a powerful resource full of information, context, examples, user-friendly tools, provocative questions for your organization, and a lot of practicality. It has been reinvigorated to suit our fast-paced technological world full of global teams. This book can be useful in a number of ways. It gives both a macro and a micro view of diversity. Which view you choose to focus on at any given time depends upon the objectives and needs of your organization. While the book aims to fill many functions, the book's most unique and valuable contribution is the plethora of tools and activities it offers managers, trainers, coordinators, consultants, and facilitators. The inventories and worksheets are relevant, easily reproducible, ready to use, and available on the included CD-ROM. They provoke rich conversations and provide methods for dealing with significant and sometimes tough issues. Each activity comes complete with objectives, a description of the activity, processing questions, and notes about special caveats or considerations. The training materials, audits, instruments, questionnaires, and tools are user-friendly and provide variety in purpose and complexity. All will enable individuals and workgroups first to look inside themselves, then to look outside the personal domain to the organizational arena, and, finally, to move beyond insight and awareness toward change.

Manager 3.0

A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

Author: Brad Karsh,Courtney Templin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1671

Millennials mean business, and they are shaking up the workplace as they enter management roles for the very first time. They are tearing down the corporate ladder, communicating on the fly, and bringing play to work. Millennials are creative,big thinkers, and they will change the face of leadership-IF they can bridge the gap between the hierarchical management style of senior executives and the casual, more collaborative approach of their peers. Manager 3.0 is the first-ever management guide for Millennials. They will master crucial skills such as dealing with difficult people, delivering constructive feedback, and making tough decisions-while gaining insight into the four generations in the workplace and how they can successfully bring out the best in each. Packed with interviews and examples from companies like Zappos, Groupon, Southwest Airlines, and Google, Manager 3.0 will help these new managers enhance their unique talents while developing an effective leadership style all their own.

What Is Global Leadership?

10 Key Behaviors That Define Great Global Leaders

Author: Ernest Gundling,Terry Hogan

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1857884698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2304

The skill set global leaders need to succeed.

Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement

Author: Scott Carbonara

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071799516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6331

USE THE POWER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO IGNITE PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF Successful managers understand that their job is to help employees do their best work, not simply give orders. The Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement shows leaders at all levels how to build relationships that support collaboration and drive meaningful performance improvement. Learn how to: Foster loyalty, trust, and commitment in all your employees Create a culture of positive thinking Empower employees to act as internal entrepreneurs Align employee and organizational values and goals Become "the best boss ever"--without losing sight of business goals Learn how to make your employees engaged and successful--and facilitate your own success at the same time. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for engaging employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful engagement tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques


The Art of We

Author: Dan Sanker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118114728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1007

The hands-on guide for the new way to compete: Collaboration The 21st Century's counterpart to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Dan Sanker's Collaborate: The Art of We gives a new generation of pioneering business enthusiasts a practical guide to capture tomorrow's opportunities. Globalization, technological advances, and cultural changes have opened the door for a new winning formula that combines traditional competition with contemporary collaborative business practices. Readers will change their mindsets and learn practical tools to tap into talent, overcome organizational obstacles, and create dramatic incremental value by collaborating between organizations. While most businesses are battling it out for crumbs of market share, the author gives inside examples of emerging leaders who are staking claim to larger pieces of the economic pie. Intellectual honesty and proof-of-concept permeate throughout; even the book's own foreword was entrusted to a collaborative group of over 35 individual participants, a first of its kind and one more concrete example of the power of collaboration. Sanker provides a comprehensive guide to collaboration from conception to implementation and analysis. He brings collaboration to life by: Exploring the opportunities created by dynamic online social tools being used by winning leaders Delving into examples from a plethora of traditional companies like Disney and McDonald's Inviting readers behind the curtains to see the inner workings of collaborative emerging growth companies like CaseStack, the author’s company