Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World

Hardcover | February 15, 2007

EditorKurt April

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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.

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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, pub...

KURT APRIL is Professor at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Associate of Ashridge. He is Managing Director of LICM Consulting, as well as Executive Director of Complex Adaptive Systems. MARYLOU SHOCKLEY is a researcher and consultant whose interests include knowledge management, diversi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.06 × 5.8 × 1.16 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001335

ISBN - 13:9780230001336

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Introduction: A Diverse Future--K.April & M.Shockley * PART 1: WAYS OF LOOKING AT REALITY * Editors Note: Preparing for New Realities--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 Realities--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 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 Decisi 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 Realities--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: REALISING NEW REALITIES * Editors Note: Realising 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 * Consequences of New Realities--K.April & M.Shockley