Diversity and Leadership

This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders.

Diversity and Leadership

Author: Jean Lau Chin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323633

Page: 344

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Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, many remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership, by Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble, offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains—research on leadership and research on diversity—to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.

Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership

Why is leadership not diverse and what can be done about it? Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership provides evidence and options for businesses to build a more diverse workforce, leadership team and corporate culture.

Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership

Author: Bobby Siu

Publisher: Rotman-Utp Publishing

ISBN: 9781487500870

Page: 384

View: 110

Why is leadership not diverse and what can be done about it? Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership provides evidence and options for businesses to build a more diverse workforce, leadership team and corporate culture.

Diversity in Leadership

The aims of the essays in the collection document the extent and diverse nature of women’s social and political leadership across various pursuits and endeavours within democratic political structures.

Diversity in Leadership

Author: Joy Damousi

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925021718

Page: 346

View: 351

While leadership is an over-used term today, how it is defined for women and the contexts in which it emerges remains elusive. Moreover, women are exhorted to exercise leadership, but occupying leadership positions has its challenges. Issues of access, acceptable behaviour and the development of skills to be successful leaders are just some of them. Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and presentprovides a new understanding of the historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s leadership in a range of local, national and international contexts. It brings interdisciplinary expertise to the topic from leading scholars in a range of fields and diverse backgrounds. The aims of the essays in the collection document the extent and diverse nature of women’s social and political leadership across various pursuits and endeavours within democratic political structures.

Strategic Diversity Leadership

<p>In today’s world – whether viewed through a lens of educational attainment, economic development, global competitiveness, leadership capacity, or social justice and equity – diversity is not just the right thing to do, it is the ...

Strategic Diversity Leadership

Author: Damon A. Williams

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579228194

Page: 481

View: 337

In today’s world – whether viewed through a lens of educational attainment, economic development, global competitiveness, leadership capacity, or social justice and equity – diversity is not just the right thing to do, it is the only thing to do!

Following the era of civil rights in the 1960s and ‘70s, the 1990s and early 21st century have seen both retrenchment and backlash years, but also a growing recognition, particularly in business and the military, that we have to educate and develop the capacities of our citizens from all levels of society and all demographic and social groups to live fulfilling lives in an interconnected globe.

For higher education that means not only increasing the numbers of diverse students, faculty, and staff, but simultaneously pursuing excellence in student learning and development, as well as through research and scholarship – in other words pursuing what this book defines as strategic diversity leadership. The aim is to create systems that enable every student, faculty, and staff member to thrive and achieve to maximum potential within a diversity framework.

This book is written from the perspective that diversity work is best approached as an intellectual endeavour with a pragmatic focus on achieving results that takes an evidence-based approach to operationalising diversity. It offers an overarching conceptual framework for pursuing diversity in a national and international context; delineates and describes the competencies, knowledge and skills needed to take effective leadership in matters of diversity; offers new data about related practices in higher education; and presents and evaluates a range of strategies, organisational structures and models drawn from institutions of all types and sizes. It covers such issues as the reorganisation of the existing diversity infrastructure, building accountability systems, assessing the diversity process, and addressing legal threats to implementation.

Its purpose is to help strategic diversity leaders combine big-picture thinking with an on-the-ground understanding of organisational reality and work strategically with key stake holders and allies.

This book is intended for chief diversity officers or diversity professionals, and anyone who wants to champion diversity and embed its objectives on his or her campus, whether at the level of senior administration, as members of campus organisations or committees, or as faculty, student affairs professionals or students taking a leadership role in making change.

This title is also available in a set with its companion volume, The Chief Diversity Officer.

Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment

Although much of the research related to multiculturalism has focused on expatriates and international assignments, the book also focuses on leaders in domestic organizations, as they can benefit from developing their own multicultural ...

Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment

Author: Mary L. Connerley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452208778

Page: 232

View: 620

Leadership in a Diverse and Multicultural Environment provides leaders with the tools necessary to effectively interact with all individuals. Although much of the research related to multiculturalism has focused on expatriates and international assignments, the book also focuses on leaders in domestic organizations, as they can benefit from developing their own multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills. Effective leaders can shape the culture of their organization to be accepting of individuals from all races, ethnicities, religions, and genders with a minimum of misunderstandings.

Authentic Leadership

If organizations want diversity and inclusion they should consider authentic leaders. This book explores the full complement of authentic leadership to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Authentic Leadership

Author: Robin Kelley

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781677885909

Page: 63

View: 224

Organizations striving to create a more diverse and inclusive organization, and workplace environment should consider authentic leadership. Authentic leadership qualities and strategies drive diversity and inclusive principles. Authentic leaders do not merely sit on the sidelines and assign diversity to units or an individual. As authentic leaders drive change while listening to all the voices of their followers. These leaders are self-aware and encourage others to be self-aware. Most critically, authentic leaders bring their authentic selves to the workplace and encourage as well as empower others to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. Authentic leadership practices position the organization to evolve organically without leadership solely driving the change. Leaders are required to be engaged in diversity and inclusion work for success. Moreover, leaders must develop skills and competencies to drive organizational change. Change is challenging, personal, but imperative for the success of the organization, brand, and the organization's customers. If organizations want diversity and inclusion they should consider authentic leaders. This book explores the full complement of authentic leadership to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

A Leader s Guide to Leveraging Diversity

'Leveraging Diversity' is designed to help business leaders and diversity practitioners alike conquer the complexity and take advantage of the opportunities associated with working productively with diversity.

A Leader s Guide to Leveraging Diversity

Author: Terrence Earl Maltbia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750678925

Page: 272

View: 760

Leveraging Diversity: Strategic Learning Capabilities for Breakthrough Performance is designed to help business leaders and diversity practitioners alike conquer the complexity and take advantage of the opportunities associated with working productively with diversity. The book presents a clear direction for building the strategic learning capabilities needed to create and sustain adaptive organizations that effectively respond to today's competitive demands. It provides a practical guide that features a variety of proven learning practices for leveraging diversity with case examples and planning tools. The book is structured in four parts and each chapter addresses one of the three strategic learning capabilities: contextual awareness, conceptual clarity, and taking informed action. Each chapter presents cutting edge practices in support of building the targeted learning capability. They contain case examples and sample tools to assist the reader as they internalize the practices and provide guidelines for applying the tools to their specific work situations. In the final part of the book, the reader is introduced to the three critical success factors necessary to support the successful execution of the strategic learning capabilities for leveraging diversity examined in this book. Whether the reader is new to diversity work or wishes to learn how to further leverage existing diversity initiatives with other strategically important business priorities, this book provides a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complex and changing nature of situations involving diversity. * Integrates practical lessons from leading diversity experts * Places strategic learning at the core of leveraging diversity * Provides a comprehensive blueprint for navigating the complex and changing nature of situations involving diversity.

Leadership and Diversity

′What makes this book stand out in the crowd is the engaging approach the authors have taken to present their argument and the novel treatment they offer of diversity and diversity management...a must-read for anyone in a leadership ...

Leadership and Diversity

Author: Jacky Lumby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848604564

Page: 160

View: 437

'What makes this book stand out in the crowd is the engaging approach the authors have taken to present their argument and the novel treatment they offer of diversity and diversity management...a must-read for anyone in a leadership position or interested in investigating education leadership and diversity' - Gender and Education 'The authors should be congratulated for tackling the crucial topic of diversity within educational leadership....the book makes a major contribution to the small but emergent body of studies in this area' - Journal of Educational Administration & History 'This book sets out a central aim of stimulating reflection on diversity and implications for leaders in education. It also aims to support the development of practice. It is a useful book for those involved in educational management and for policy makers at all levels' - ESCalate 'The authors challenge the reader to reconsider leadership theory in light of notions of social justice and diversity, and to put into place newly articulated frameworks for action...The text is richly supported by strong empirical research and a sometimes-intricate philosophical approach in making its case for justice and fairness in education and beyond' - Choice Magazine What do we mean by diversity? Why is it an important issue for leaders of schools, colleges and universities? As society becomes increasingly diverse, there is significant international awareness in education about how this impacts on leaders and leadership. For decades the emphasis has been placed on increasing the number of leaders with specific attributes, such as women or those from ethnic minorities, to encourage a true representation of society. This far-reaching book takes a wider view, challenging the reader to recognise the importance of diversity issues and to embed diversity as central within leadership theory and practice. Drawing on their extensive research the authors establish a clear understanding of what diversity means and use this to develop a distinct approach to conceiving leadership, preparing leaders and acting as leaders. They explain how diversity should be a holistic issue which touches every aspect of leadership and is vital to ensuring effective and appropriate leadership for education in pluralist societies. The authors explore the history of approaches to addressing inequities in access to leadership positions and the experience of leadership, from equal opportunities, to diversity and inclusion, to capabilities approaches. The book also proposes fundamental and concrete changes that leaders can undertake both in their own and their organisation's practice, to reflect a real commitment to social justice in a diverse society.

The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders

This book will help leaders foster the skills to deal with today's complex challenges and create a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous future for all of us.

The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders

Author: Andrés Tapia

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523088214

Page: 288

View: 785

Diversity initiatives are falling short. This book shows leaders how to develop the skills needed to build sustainably inclusive organizations using a tested, research-based model developed by the global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry. According to the journal Human Resource Management, companies are spending over $8 billion a year on diversity programs. Yet today, the senior leadership teams at Fortune 500 companies are far from mirroring the diversity of its workforce and its customers. Andrés Tapia and Alina Polonskaia, senior leaders at Korn Ferry, argue that to build sustainable diversity and inclusion, organizations need to have inclusive leaders at all levels. In this book, Tapia and Polonskaia draw on Korn Ferry's massive database of 3 million leadership assessments to reveal the essential qualities of inclusive leaders. They discuss the personality traits these leaders share and detail how to develop what they call the five disciplines of inclusive leadership: building interpersonal trust, integrating diverse perspectives, optimizing talent, applying an adaptive mindset, and achieving transformation. Tapia and Polonskaia also outline the competencies behind each discipline, describe individual and organizational exemplars of inclusive leadership, and show how the five disciplines enable leaders to unleash the power of all people and to build both structurally and behaviorally inclusive organizations. This book will help leaders foster the skills to deal with today's complex challenges and create a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous future for all of us.

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity

The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity is the first research-based handbook that comprehensively addresses the broad diversity in U.S. schools by race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, disability, ...

Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity

Author: Linda C. Tillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113512843X

Page: 758

View: 454

The rapid growth of diversity within U.S. schooling and the heightened attention to the lack of equity in student achievement, school completion, and postsecondary attendance has made equity and diversity two of the principle issues in education, educational leadership, and educational leadership research. The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity is the first research-based handbook that comprehensively addresses the broad diversity in U.S. schools by race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, disability, sexual identity, and class. The Handbook both highly values the critically important strengths and assets that diversity brings to the United States and its schools, yet at the same time candidly critiques the destructive deficit thinking, biases, and prejudices that undermine school success for many groups of students. Well-known chapter authors explore diversity and related inequities in schools and the achievement problems these issues present to school leaders. Each chapter reviews theoretical and empirical evidence of these inequities and provides research-based recommendations for practice and for future research. Celebrating the broad diversity in U.S. schools, the Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity critiques the inequities connected to that diversity, and provides evidence-based practices to promote student success for all children.

Director s Diversity in Leadership Study

This study includes recommendations for action, both to suggest policy objectives and to offer a set of concrete steps to ensure equal opportunity for everyone seeking to advance in the CIA. Figures. This is a print on demand report.

Director s Diversity in Leadership Study

Author: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781457869563

Page: 54

View: 520

In response to the January 2014 directive from Director John Brennan, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) formed a group to conduct the Diversity in Leadership Study (DLS), charged with examining factors limiting diversity in senior leadership across the organization. These include (a) failure of leadership in making the engagement and development of every officer an equal priority; (b) a general lack of accountability in promoting diversity; (c) the absence of an inclusive culture; (d) a consistent failure to integrate the mangement of talent; and (e) a deficient recruiting process. The DLS group met with more than 200 present and former CIA professionals and found that over the past 20 years the senior leadership of the CIA has become less diverse. This study includes recommendations for action, both to suggest policy objectives and to offer a set of concrete steps to ensure equal opportunity for everyone seeking to advance in the CIA. Figures. This is a print on demand report.

Leading Diverse Schools

This book explores the challenges that school administratorsface in ethnically diverse contexts.

Leading Diverse Schools

Author: James Ryan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402012532

Page: 210

View: 867

This book explores the challenges that school administratorsface in ethnically diverse contexts. Based on an empirical study, itshows how principals do or do not promote inclusive practices in theirschools. The various chapters cover principal perceptions of, andresponses to, racism and antiracism, school community relationships, and difference. Also addressed are administrators' efforts to learnabout diversity and to educate others in their school communitiesabout it.This volume is the first of its kind to specifically target schooladministrators and ethnic diversity. While collections of essays andindividual articles have explored general and specific aspects ofdiversity, no book to date has targeted leadership and ethnicaldiversity specifically, is supported by empirical data, or follows aconsistent theme throughout. This book will be of interest to schooladministrators, prospective administrators, teachers, graduatestudents, academics and all others who are concerned about education, leadership, diversity and inclusion.

Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization

"On rare occasions one finds a book that reframes prior visions. Such books one does not merely read, but one returns to study. Anderson's Driving Change is such a book.

Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization

Author: James Alan Anderson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579220983

Page: 198

View: 193

"On rare occasions one finds a book that reframes prior visions. Such books one does not merely read, but one returns to study. Anderson's Driving Change is such a book. The first three chapters provide a framework for understanding diversity and globalization, which moves beyond the limits of affirmative action, ethnic studies, and overseas study tours. The theoretical discussion is rooted in the premise that universities' (read also society's) ability to work with diversity and globalization will determine the nature of their futures. Following a discussion of principles, Anderson moves from theory to practice, giving illustrations of campuses that have embraced some facet of this new vision applying it either in terms of teaching strategies and methods, curricular organization, and/or student development. The fact that Anderson is able to draw on working applications gives credence to his theoretical propositions."?Irene Hecht, Director, Department Leadership Programs, ACE

Leadership and Diversity in Psychology

Incorporating current theory and up-to-date research concerning current trends towards more relational and integrative work, the book emphasises practitioners’ reflections of their own experience.

Leadership and Diversity in Psychology

Author: Maureen McIntosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429779496

Page: 212

View: 271

Leadership and Diversity in Psychology explores the topic of leadership and diversity from a range of different perspectives. The authors draw from professional experience and research to support their reflections on leadership with diverse populations, leadership in organizations and developing leadership style. Incorporating current theory and up-to-date research concerning current trends towards more relational and integrative work, the book emphasises practitioners’ reflections of their own experience. It reflects the contemporary focus towards more pluralistic/integrative practice, which has moved away from traditional orientations involving specific ways of working. Leadership and Diversity in Psychology will be of great interest to academics and researchers in the fields of clinical and counselling psychology and organizational psychology as well as professional practitioners.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are broad topics in the cultural and creative community at present.

Diversity  Equity  and Inclusion

Author: Jonecia Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 69

View: 903

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are broad topics in the cultural and creative community at present. Many organizations and cultural institutions have taken great interest in diversity, equity and inclusion in recent years and have made efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse environment for the communities surrounding them. I believe that the interest and concern around the lack of representation in the field is vital because it allows organizations to re-think with whom they are trying to engage and why. In this paper, I address the problems that are impacting DEI by asking how the creative sector, specifically art museums, are developing a diverse workforce. How can the creative sector create a pipeline to help build and diversify leadership roles? How can museums and cultural organizations retain diverse staff and maintain an inclusive environment, and how can they create an authentic experience to promote professional development for emerging leaders of color, that allows them to feel valued and included in leadership roles in the creative sector? I discuss the literary resources that explore the historical disparity within the cultural sector, past efforts to make an impact in DEI, and the most recent project called the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI). In conclusion, I discuss the need to invest time in implementing professional development and mentorship into their internship programs, and creative ways that organizations can accomplish these tasks. -- La diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión (DEI) son temas amplios en la comunidad cultural y creativa en la actualidad. Muchas organizaciones e instituciones culturales se han interesado mucho por la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión en los últimos años y se han esforzado por crear un entorno más inclusivo y diverso para las comunidades que los rodean. Creo que el interés y la preocupación en torno a la falta de representación en el campo es vital porque permite a las organizaciones volver a pensar con quién están tratando de involucrarse y por qué. En este documento, abordo los problemas que están afectando a DEI al preguntar cómo el sector creativo, específicamente los museos de arte, están desarrollando una fuerza laboral diversa. ¿Cómo puede el sector creativo crear una tubería para ayudar a construir y diversificar los roles de liderazgo? ¿Cómo pueden los museos y las organizaciones culturales retener al personal diverso y mantener un entorno inclusivo, y cómo pueden crear una experiencia auténtica para promover el desarrollo profesional para los líderes emergentes del color, que les permita sentirse valorados e incluidos en los roles de liderazgo en el sector creativo? Analizo los recursos literarios que exploran la disparidad histórica dentro del sector cultural, los esfuerzos anteriores para lograr un impacto en la DEI y el proyecto más reciente llamado la Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI, por sus siglas en inglés). En conclusión, discuto la necesidad de invertir tiempo en implementar el desarrollo profesional y la tutoría en sus programas de pasantías, y las formas creativas en que las organizaciones pueden realizar estas tareas.

The New Talent Acquisition Frontier

* Full of concrete strategies and practical tools for implementing a successful and sustainable talent management program* The first book to provide a concrete roadmap to integrated HR and diversity strategyFor HR professionals and leaders, ...

The New Talent Acquisition Frontier

Author: Edna Chun

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1620360845

Page: 208

View: 526

* Full of concrete strategies and practical tools for implementing a successful and sustainable talent management program* The first book to provide a concrete roadmap to integrated HR and diversity strategyFor HR professionals and leaders, chief diversity officers, line managers, and executives in the private and public sectors and higher education, this book presents a systematic approach to integrating HR practices and strategic diversity initiatives to create the inclusive, high performance workforce that every enterprise and institution needs to succeed in an increasingly multicultural society and global marketplace.The authors point of departure is that talent is the primary strategic asset necessary for organizational success in a demographically diversifying and globally interconnected world. Organizations must optimize their human capital resources by the deliberate development of synergy between human resource (HR) and diversity programs. The authors identify two critical practices: "talent management" through the orchestration of HR and diversity programs to enhance organizational capability by unleashing, mobilizing, nurturing, and sustaining the contributions of a diverse workforce; and "talent sustainability" through the close integration of HR and diversity to continuously develop systems, structures, processes, and a culture that heighten employee commitment, engagement, and inclusion. They further believe that there should be a commonality of practice across all types of organizations, so that each sector can learn from the others to accelerate its adaptation to today s rapidly shifting national and global realities.Edna Chun and Alvin Evans are award-winning authors and human resource and diversity. Two of their books, Are the Walls Really Down? Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Faculty and Staff Diversity (2007) and Bridging the Diversity Divide: Globalization and Reciprocal Empowerment in Higher Education (2009) were recipients of the prestigious Kathryn G. Hansen Publication Award. Their most recent publications include Diverse Administrators in Peril: The New Indentured Class in Higher Education (2012) and Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic HR in Higher Education (2012). Alvin Evans serves as Interim Vice President of Human Resources for Kent State University and Edna Chun is Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.