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We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? Diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. 

Human potential is unleashed when we feel like we belong. That’s why inclusive workplaces experience higher engagement, performance, and profits. But the reality is that many people still feel unable to bring their true selves to work. In a world where the talent pool is becoming increasingly diverse, it’s more important than ever for leaders to truly understand how to support inclusion. 

Drawing on years of work with many leading organizations, Jennifer Brown shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change. She guides readers through the Inclusive Leader Continuum, a set of four developmental stages: unaware, aware, active, and advocate. Brown describes the hallmarks of each stage, the behaviors and mind-sets that inform it, and what listeners can do to keep progressing. Whether you’re a powerful CEO or a new employee without direct reports, there are actions you can take that can drastically change the day-to-day reality for your colleagues and the trajectory of your organization. 

Anyone can - and should - be an inclusive leader. Brown lays out simple steps to help you understand your role, boost your self-awareness, take action, and become a better version of yourself in the process. This book will meet you where you are and provide a road map to create a workplace of greater mutual understanding where everyone’s talents can shine.

©2019 Jennifer Brown (P)2019 Jennifer Brown

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  • Sergio A.
  • 06-12-19

Definitely took Unexpected Turn

Not a big fan of watching people Victimizing themselves. I understand the point Jennifer was trying to make , the approach could of been different.

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  • J. Gordon
  • 14-10-19

For all aspiring male allies

I am an aspiring male ally to underrepresented and misunderstood groups in the workplace. I work for a Fortune 50 company and have for 22 years. The long-overdue cultural transformation in the workplace is a journey - and it doesn't matter if you are just starting or have been actively bought in and contributing for a decade or more. It's still a journey. I know that sounds cliche, but it is true - what diversity and INCLUSION means in the workplace, how it is defined and how we attain it, is not a fixed target. Rather it changes frequently and so if you want to help, if you aspire to contribute, then you will need assistance. Jennifer Brown's book should be required reading for aspiring male (or any kind, really) allies in the workplace. It lays out a framework from which to understand the challenge. It gives common sense, yet not commonly understood, tools to help navigate that framework. It helps you understand because only if you truly understand not only the problem but also the benefits of addressing it. Brown herself does a masterful job of narrating. As all audible addicts know, authors who choose to also narrate often ruin their own books. Jennifer, as you will understand when you listen to the book, could choose a profession in narration. Thank you Jennifer for your contributions to this critical area of business - and societal - evolution.