Diversity is literally changing the face of our nations. Workers of all backgrounds are merging into a global marketplace, while businesses are challenged by a shortage of talent and the need to integrate a wide range of cultures. In this global environment, diversity has become a permanent business characteristic; opportunities will be plentiful for both people and businesses. Graham indicates that we do not have to become a member of anyone else's culture to play a key role, but must maintain and assert our own identities while respecting others' uniqueness in our workforces and communities. He helps us to understand that developing leaders rather than accepting labels is ultimately the best way to preserve culture and create a legacy.
Diversity: Leaders Not Labels studies diversity as no one has before, exploring different cultures and their histories to help you understand that everyone has had challenges and that the transformation process is the same for each of us. Hard work, sacrifice, talent, and self-motivation are the tools you need for the future. By showcasing individuals who have successfully transcended labels to become leaders, Graham helps readers begin to move from their history to carving their own individual pathways to success, based on authenticity as well as the talents and skill they bring to the workforce.
"What is most important is breaking through labels and understanding who you are," says Graham. "Realize that everyone brings uniqueness, talents, and skills that add value to our experiences, work environments, businesses, and communities. When you operate from this perspective, you will emerge in the 21st century as a true leader to yourself, to others, and to society."...Continua
Craig Sawyer Starbucks plans on reading this book next week.
Better than many multicultural classes I was required to take during my college career, Stedman Graham believes an ethnic person should not have to put aside their culture and multicultural experiences in order to better conform to society and to become more successful. In this book, he teaches others how to break free from stereotypical labels in order to most effectively reach their full potential in life and to live a life of tolerance. He shows us that developing leaders rather than accepting labels is the best way to protect a diverse culture. Each chapter discusses a different multicultural group, and includes an excellent historical timeline throughout each chapter outlining a group’s hardships and successes, with thought-provoking discussion questions at the end of each chapter. I recommend this book for use in the college and high school classrooms, in small and large corporations as discussions about race and equality between workers and for families of all variations. For more info and to pre-register, contact Ed Ranta at ed.ranta @ phoenix dot edu....Continua