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  • Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change

  • By: Jennifer Brown
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Brown
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who feel fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and their organizations will fuel this growth. We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership pivot from command and control management styles to reinvent how we look at people, every organization's greatest asset.

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  • I wasn't ready for this book to finish.

  • By Laurna on 08-06-2018

I wasn't ready for this book to finish.

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Reviewed: 08-06-2018

Highly engaging and fresh perspective into the world of inclusion. If you are working in this space, it is a must read for two reasons 1) a reminder that you are not alone. 2) read it and you will find out why 😉

  • The Loudest Duck

  • Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
  • By: Laura A. Liswood
  • Narrated by: Lisa Rothe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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A business fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from differenceIn today's modern workplaces with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges - whether you're a team-member or a business leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy read. great examples

  • By Laurna on 14-03-2018

Easy read. great examples

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Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Seems to be targeting a male people manager or employee, but a good read in general. balancing a bit of "lean in" and a bit of "bring who you are".

  • The Inclusion Dividend

  • Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
  • By: Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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In today's increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion is no longer just the right thing to do, it is a core leadership competency and central to the success of business. Working effectively 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.

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  • good investment

  • By Laurna on 13-12-2017

good investment

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Reviewed: 13-12-2017

valuable insights, context and clear directional information. best "how to" type resource yet. Thank you.

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Ruby on 11-06-2015

I'd recommend the goal instead

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Reviewed: 08-08-2017

This may be helpful for people who have not had exposure to lean six sigma. If you are a lean six sigma fan and have been working to apply the skills to improve IT workflow, this book will be very slow... but you could suggest it as a read for anyone who is not on board yet.