The New Leaders: Leadership Diversity in America / Edition 1

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Overview

By the year 2000, white males will represent less than one third of the American workforce. In this universally praised work, Ann Morrison, co-author of Breaking The Glass Ceiling, becomes the first to offer companies practical strategies for moving tomorrow's new leaders -- white women and people of color -- into the executive ranks. Using personal interviews with nearly 200 managers in organizations noted for their model diversity programs, Morrison presents a very definite, step-by-step action plan that will prove invaluable to leaders looking to guide their businesses into the next century.

From the author who brought the term "glass ceiling" into our vernacular comes a grounded and practical approach to vaulting women and people of color into the leadership ranks of corporate America. As the debate over quotas, affirmative action initiatives and equal opportunity intensifies, Morrison's wisdom is essential today more than ever.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book builds on Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Addison-Wesley, 1987), which Morrison coauthored, and addresses issues of concern to white women and people of color. It is based on a study involving 16 organizations (both profit and nonprofit) identified as role models in diversity in management. The book is organized in three parts. The first discusses organizational benefits of developing diversity. The next part presents a strategy designed to make upper-level management positions available to nontraditional managers. The last part suggests specific steps to design and implement a diversity plan. Effective coverage of an important topic for the future; recommended for practitioners and students of management.-- Grace Klinefelter, Ft. Lauderdale Coll., Fla.
Booknews
Intended primarily for organizational leaders, but useful also to employees who differ in gender and ethnicity from management and want insight on how to get ahead. Describes the benefits and challenges of actively seeking women and minorities for management track positions, and tells how to do it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901844
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/16/1996
  • Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #187
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

ANN M. MORRISON is the director of research in leadership diversity at the Center for Creative Leadership, La Jolla, California. She is also coauthor of the best-selling book Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America's Largest Corporations? (1987) and The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop in the Job (1988).
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
Introduction: Diversity: The Turbulent Evolution of a Sensitive Issue 1
Pt. 1 Leadership Diversity as Strategy 11
1 Achieving Benefits from Leadership Diversity 13
2 Challenging the Barriers to Opportunity 29
3 Setting Goals for Sustained Leadership Development 57
Pt. 2 Leadership Diversity as Procedure 77
4 Establishing Accountability for Diversity 81
5 Creating Meaningful Development Opportunities 104
6 Using Recruitment to Build Diversity 142
Pt. 3 Leadership Diversity as Action 159
7 Step One: Discover (and Rediscover) Diversity Problems in Your Organization 163
8 Step Two: Strengthen Top-Management Commitment 183
9 Step Three: Choose Solutions That Fit a Balanced Strategy 201
10 Step Four: Demand Results and Revisit the Goals 225
11 Step Five: Use Building Blocks to Maintain Momentum 249
Conclusion: Meeting the Challenges of Leadership Diversity 266
Appendix: The GOLD Research Project 268
References 299
Index 309
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