What If?

Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue
Author: Steve Robbins
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0891063609
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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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: Steve L. Robbins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473698367
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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From incomparable storyteller and beloved diversity and inclusion expert, Steve L. Robbins, comes the 10th Anniversary Edition of his classic book used by scores of companies globally for diversity training. This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved classic features 10 new stories written by Dr. Robbins that help readers gain deeper insight into the role our brains play in shaping our thoughts and actions, and what we can do to be more curious and open-minded in our diverse world. Based on his study of the fields of behavioural science and cognitive neuroscience, Robbins explores unconscious bias in many of its forms, including; availability bias, confirmation bias, anchoring bias and others. What If? is a fun, unpretentious guide for individuals and organizations that will help break down defenses and shine a helpful light on human behaviour in a world filled with differences.

What If?

Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0891063609
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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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.

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
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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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race
Author: Caprice Hollins,Ilsa Govan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814992
Category: Education
Page: 165
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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.

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
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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.

Making Diversity Work

7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
Author: Sondra Thiederman
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781427797131
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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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.

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
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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
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The skill set global leaders need to succeed.

Blindspot

Hidden Biases of Good People
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345528433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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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
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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

What If I Say the Wrong Thing?

25 Habits for Culturally Effective People
Author: Vernā̄ Myers
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614389712
Category: Law
Page: 132
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Provides answers for all kinds of commonly encountered diversity situations and includes tips for culturally effective habits.

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
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"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"--

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
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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.

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
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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.”

Inclusion Dividend

Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays off
Author: Mark Kaplan,Mason Donovan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351861654
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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In today's increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion (D&I) is no longer just "the right thing to do," it is a core leadership competency and central to the success of business. Working effectively to combat unconscious bias across differences such as gender, culture, generational, race, and sexual orientation not only leads to a more productive, innovative corporate culture but also to a better engagement with customers and clients. The Inclusion Dividend provides a framework to tap the bottom-line impact that results from an inclusive culture. Most leaders have the intent to be inclusive, however translating that intent into a truly inclusive outcome with employees, customers, and other stakeholders requires a focused change effort. The authors explain that challenge and provide straightforward advice on how to achieve the kind of meritocracy that will result in a tangible dividend and move companies ahead of their competition.

Collaborate

The Art of We
Author: Dan Sanker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118114728
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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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

Moving Diversity Forward

How to Go from Well-meaning to Well-doing
Author: Vernā Myers
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614380061
Category: Law
Page: 196
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"If you believe that your organization has done everything it can to enhance its diversity, and if you are still frustrated at how little progress you have made, Moving Diversity Forward is for you. It is an instructive read for all of those who wish to live and work in a multi-cultural world where everyone has a fair chance to succeed and contribute." -- Frank P. Barron, Chief Legal Officer, Morgan Stanley

101 Games for Trainers

A Collection of the Best Activities from Creative Training Techniques Newsletter
Author: Bob Pike,Robert W. Pike,Chris Busse
Publisher: Human Resource Development
ISBN: 0943210380
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 108
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This classic from Bob Pike contains 101 mind stimulating game activities from the Creative Training Techniques Newsletter. These fast action games can be quickly and easily launched with any size group. Each game lists training objective, time, materials required and "The Exercise in Action".

Public Human Resource Management

Problems and Prospects
Author: Richard C. Kearney,Jerrell D. Coggburn
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 148339347X
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects by Richard C. Kearney and Jerrell D. Coggburn brings together exemplary contributors who provide concise essays on major contemporary public human resources management issues. Organized into four parts – setting, techniques, issues and prospects – and covering the major process, function and policy issues in the field, the text offers valuable wisdom to students and practitioners alike. The new edition boasts sixteen new and eleven updated chapters authored by the leading figures in the field as well as by up-and-coming new scholars.