Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World by K. AprilDiversity: New Realities in a Changing World by K. April

Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World

byK. April

Hardcover | November 28, 2006

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This unique collection of papers, from authors whose experience and nationalities are themselves diverse, captures intellectual and personal reflections on diversity. The authors offer unique perspectives into diversity on an individual level, as well as the experiential challenges of implementing diversity programs at the country, public sector, company and civil society levels. In doing so, the book identifies a variety of elements that define 'a multi-faceted reality' that is at once contradictory, deeply personal, artistic, emotionally evocative and intellectually stimulating.
AMANDA APRIL Director, LICM Consulting, South Africa DAVE BOND Academic Director of the Global Executive OneMBA, RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands TONY BURNETT Founding Partner, Performance Through Inclusion (PTI), UK VINAY DHAMIJA Marketing Professional, British American Tobacco TONY EHRENREICH Regional Secretary, Congress of So...
Title:Diversity: New Realities in a Changing WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.06 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230001335

ISBN - 13:9780230001336


Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Notes on the Editors List of Contributors Introduction: A Diverse Future; K.April & M.Shockley PART 1: WAYS OF LOOKING AT REALITY Editors Note: Ways of Looking at Reality; K.April & M.Shockley Diversity: A Diamond in the Rough; S.Vriesendorp Restore Talent & Leadership; G.F.M.H.Hofman & K.Moore Globalisation: A Personal View; T.Ehrenreich PART 2: EXPANDING REALITY Editors Note: Expanding Reality; K.April & M.Shockley Managing Diversity: The United States Experience; J.Joseph Diversity: Ideas to Create Value in the Workplace; M.Ghiggino New Frontiers for Diversity and Inclusion; T.Burnett & S.Kettleborough Applying Burlesque Rhetoric to Create Social Change; J.Kam & J.Eidsmore PART 3: EMBEDDING REALITY Editors Note: Embedding Reality; K.April & M.Shockley Complexity Theory and the Electricity of Life: A Chinese Perspective; K.Morrison Chinese Culture: Its Impact on Knowledge Sharing; H.Xu Geo-Political Diversity; S.Kochar American Legal System Diversity: Stare Decisis in a Changing World; C.Havener Greer Diversity and Corporate Governance; K.Peters, K.April, M.Shockley & V.Dhamija PART 4: CREATING REALITY Editors Note: Creating Reality; K.April & M.Shockley Reflections on Conscious Communication: A Critical Process for Transitional Societies; D.Bond Diversity - Creativity - Leadership: A Journey from Ancient Greece to Modern Society; H.Knudsen & J.Holbek Diversity: Not All Are Believers; M.Shockley PART 5: PREPARING FOR NEW REALITIES Editors Note: Preparing for New Realities; K.April and M.Shockley Leadership in Question: Talking Diversity, Walking Homogeneity in the Dutch Police Force; P.Essed Responsible Leadership Ethics; K.April & A.April Spirit of African Leadership: A Comparative African Perspective; L.Mbigi PART 6: REALIZING NEW REALITIES Editors Note: Realizing New Realities; K.April & M.Shockley National Institutions and the Fate of Diversity: What Has Become of Nordic Corporatism?; T.Indridason Soft Power in a World of Hard Power: Leadership as a Way of Being; J.Joseph An American in Guangzhou; M.Thomas PART 7: CONCLUSION Conclusion: Consequences of New Realities; K.April & M.Shockley Index

Editorial Reviews

'This vast and varied array of perspectives on diversity justly reflects the complexity of the topic. The selection of articles engages us, challenges us and encourages deep reflection, all critical precedents to progress in managing diversity.' - Roxanne Decyk, Corporate Affairs Director, Shell International 'As with most of the truly transformational issues facing businesses today, diversity's success hinges more upon leadership than management. April and Shockley identify this crucial fact early in their book and proceed to challenge the reader's ideas on the topic. Part historical-overview, part cautionary tale, part road map, the text stretches, pokes and at times, expands the so-called conventional wisdom on diversity in the workplace. With lucid contributions from practitioners and scholars across the globe, the authors and editors find the appropriate medium between theoretical enquiry and practical advice. I recommend it to business executives, policy makers, strategists and all others wishing to unleash the true potential of their respective organization.' - Chris Howard, Associate Vice President Strategic & Leadership Initiatives, University of Oklahoma, USA and Chairman, Impact Young Lives Foundation