10 Lenses: Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World

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In this ground-breaking new book, acclaimed diversity expert Mark Williams offers ten "eye-opening" lenses to help you, your organization, and everyone in it, understand how cultural diversity affects the way we live and work. There's the Assimilationist who believes that everyone should act like a true blue American, and the Culturalcentrist who believes that a person's race or ethnicity is central to their personal and public identity; the Meritrocratist who is sure that if you have the abilities and work hard ...
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In this ground-breaking new book, acclaimed diversity expert Mark Williams offers ten "eye-opening" lenses to help you, your organization, and everyone in it, understand how cultural diversity affects the way we live and work. There's the Assimilationist who believes that everyone should act like a true blue American, and the Culturalcentrist who believes that a person's race or ethnicity is central to their personal and public identity; the Meritrocratist who is sure that if you have the abilities and work hard enough you can make your dreams come true regardless of race or culture, and the Victim/Caregiver who believes that because of bias they will never succeed. Learn more about these lenses, as well as six other lenses that Mark Williams has developed to respond to cultural diversity.
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Meet the Author

Mark Williams is the founder of MarkusWorks, an interactive media company whose mission is to help individuals, organizations and communities better manage pressing issues related to human relationships and human identity in today's global environment. Mark also served as founder and CEO of The Diversity Channel that developed eLearning, training and education services for businesses, organizations and government agencies. Mark has provided coaching and education to such Fortune 500 companies as UNISYS, Avon, American Express, Marriott International, Microsoft, Sara Lee, Colgate Palmolive, Cisco Systems, Hearst Communications, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Office Depot, Exxon Mobil, and Chevron Texaco; the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Navy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Merck and Harvard Medical School. He has been quoted widely in business publications such as Fast Company, Black Enterprise, and in The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune. He has appeared as a guest on national television programs including Bloomberg News, CBS’s The Early Show, and the CNN Financial News Network. Mark is the author of The 10 Lenses: Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World (Capital Books, 2001) and Your Identity Zones (Capital, 2004).
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D, Chairman, The Gallup International Research and Education Center

Introduction
What Are the Lenses?
How Do We Develop Our Individual Lenses?
How to Use this Book

The 10 Lens Definitions, Mottos, Quotes, and Preliminary Test
Assimilationist
Colorblind
Culturalcentrist
Elitist
Integrationist
Meritocratist
Multiculturalist
Seclusionist
Transcendent
Victim/Caretaker
The Lenses in Depth
The Eleventh Lens
Tools and Concepts Overview
Using the "Ls" to Improve Communication
Looking through the Lenses at Human Resources Management Systems
Checklists for the Lenses
Afterword by David A. Thomas, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School

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