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Main Title Building on the promise of diversity : how we can move to the next level in our workplaces, our communities, and our society /
Author Thomas, R. Roosevelt.
Publisher AMACOM, American Management Association,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 60742127
ISBN 0814408621; 9780814408629; 9780814417058 (pbk.); 0814417051 (pbk.)
Subjects Diversity in the workplace--United States--Management ; Organizational change--United States--Management ; Minorities--Employment--United States ; Strategic planning--United States ; Social change--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HF5549.5.M5T463 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/09/2011
Collation xvii, 238 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-223) and index.
Contents Notes
pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. Diversity : in search of the next level -- pt. 2. Context -- 2. The United States : an experiment in diversity -- 3. The civil rights movement : in pursuit of the "beloved community" -- 4. Diversity and affirmative action: past, present, and future -- 5. Current status of the diversity field : just plain stuck -- 6. A personal odyssey -- pt. 3. The craft of strategic diversity management -- 7. Strategic diversity management : undergirding concepts -- 8. Strategic diversity management : five fundamentals -- 9. Strategic diversity management : the decision-making process at Tjax Company -- 10. Strategic diversity management : foundation for success -- 11. Getting started -- pt. 4. The journey continues -- 12. Becoming a diversity leader -- Appendices. Mastering the basics : a critical step toward diversity maturity, your personal coach -- Appendix A.A letter from the author -- Appendix B. Responding instructions and common perception response items -- Appendix C. Tallying, scoring, and interpreting scores -- Appendix D. Rationales and interpretations, five SDM undergirding concepts, and five SDM fundamentals. "Building on the Promise of Diversity is Thomas's impassioned wake-up call to bring diversity management to a wholly new level - beyond finger-pointing and well-meaning "initiatives" and toward the shared goal of building robust organizations and thriving communities. This original, thoughtful, yet action-oriented book will help leaders in any setting - business, religious, educational, governmental, community groups, and more - break out of the status quo and reinvigorate the can-do spirit of making things better."--Jacket.