Diversity Beyond Lip Service, 1st Edition

  • La'Wana Harris
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  • ISBN-10: 1523098716
  • ISBN-13: 9781523098712
  • DDC: 658.3008
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up power for others to have a chance. The Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it. Because people with privilege must use diversity work to allow others equal access to power, diversity efforts often falter—people believe in diversity until they feel they have to give something up. This book offers a new tool based on cutting-edge research that identifies the stages of preparation, implementation, and self-work necessary to help individuals, teams, and organizations build a sustainable culture of inclusion. The six-stage COMMIT model—Commit to courageous action, Open your eyes and ears, Move beyond lip service, Make room for controversy and conflict, Invite new perspectives, and Tell the truth even when it hurts—provides a proven process for making people aware of conscious and unconscious biases and concrete steps to make inclusion an embedded reality.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: Diversity and Inclusion Starts from Within.
2: We Hired Some Minorities, Some Women, and People with Disabilities; Isn't That Enough?.
3: The Language of Diversity.
4: The Problem of Privilege: Does Diversity Mean I Lose Mine?.
5: Coaching + D&I = Δ Behavior.
6: Commit to Courageous Action.
7: Open Your Eyes and Ears.
8: Move Beyond Lip Service (Sharing Power is Harder—and Easier—Than You Think).
9: Make Room for Controversy and Conflict (You Can Talk About This at Work).
10: Invite New Perspectives.
11: Tell the Truth Even When It Hurts.
12: My Truth, Unfiltered.
Conclusion: What's in It for Everyone: Where Inclusion Can Take Your Life, Your Career, and Your Company.
Commit Self-Assessment: Where Are You in Your Journey?.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.
Other Backmatter.