A Leader's Guide to Leveraging Diversity: Strategic Learning Capabilities for Breakthrough Performance

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Overview

Leveraging Diversity: Strategic Learning Capabilities for Breakthrough Performance is designed to help business leaders and diversity practitioners alike conquer the complexity and take advantage of the opportunities associated with working productively with diversity. The book presents a clear direction for building the strategic learning capabilities needed to create and sustain adaptive organizations that effectively respond to today’s competitive demands. It provides a practical guide that features a variety of proven learning practices for leveraging diversity with case examples and planning tools.
The book is structured in four parts and each chapter addresses one of the three strategic learning capabilities: contextual awareness, conceptual clarity, and taking informed action. Each chapter presents cutting edge practices in support of building the targeted learning capability. They contain case examples and sample tools to assist the reader as they internalize the practices and provide guidelines for applying the tools to their specific work situations. In the final part of the book, the reader is introduced to the three critical success factors necessary to support the successful execution of the strategic learning capabilities for leveraging diversity examined in this book.
Whether the reader is new to diversity work or wishes to learn how to further leverage existing diversity initiatives with other strategically important business priorities, this book provides a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complex and changing nature of situations involving diversity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750678926
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: New Frontiers in Learning Series
  • Edition description: Leaders Gu
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant, researcher and educator with over two decades experience working in 35 states and abroad to facilitate the sustained development of individuals and teams in both private and public sector organizations. Sample clients include CAMP, Inc, The Zenith Insurance Company, American Management Association, Tallahassee City Manager’s Office, and Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. Anne continues her relationship with Academia, serving as a visiting lecturer and as a dissertation coach to students at Columbia and Florida State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; PART I: Setting the Stage for Leadership through Leveraging Diversity 1. Strategic Learning: A Leadership Framework for Leveraging; 2 Organizational and Personal Rationale for Leveraging Diversity; 3 The Meaning of Diversity; 4 The Diversity Learning and Change Process
PART II: Strategic Stories: A Lever for Individual and Organizational Cultural Change 5 Essential Change Drivers for Leveraging Diversity 6Evidence-based Leadership 7Teaching the Organization How to Leverage Diversity 8Diversity Measurement and Evaluation PART III: Human Interaction: Leveraging Diversity at Its Core 9The Art of Human Interaction 10Addressing Conflict Head On 11Finding Help in All the Right Places PART IV: Endings and New Beginnings 12A Leadership Mindset: Outside-In & Inside-Out

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