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Author Gerald V. Miller examines the stages of personal transition from powerlessness to empowerment that gay males move through when confronted with the issue of being a gay manager or executive. He asserts that “playing it safe” is the most dangerous thing a gay manager or executive can do, and provides a step-by-step action plan for being successful while maintaining dignity and integrity. Miller discusses six concrete developmental stages that gay men go through on their journey to empowerment and explores steps they can take to move away from reactive behaviors and toward proactive and coactive behaviors.
The Gay Male's Odyssey in the Corporate World explores answers to such questions as What have gay managers and executives experienced as members of straight business organizations? Does the model of transition from disempowerment to empowerment, formed from the author's own experience, hold true for others? What enablers permit gay managers and executives to move toward empowerment? Miller bases his book on information and data from:
This book is an enlightening and enriching guide for gay managers and executives striving to find their place in the workplace. The Gay Male's Odyssey in the Corporate World also serves as a revealing study for individuals involved in areas such as industrial/organizational psychology, college or university gay studies programs, human resource development departments, or gay business and professional organizations.