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.
Author: Jean Lau Chin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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.
Author: Joy Damousi
Publisher: ANU Press
Category: Political Science
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.
Author: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.Publish On: 2015-08-06
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.
Author: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
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.
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 ...
Author: Mary L. Connerley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Business & Economics
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.
<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 ...
Author: Damon A. Williams
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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.
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Using a psychological, organizational, and cultural framework Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership will help businesses integrate a more diverse presence in leadership, Emphasizing the interlocking relationship between our thoughts and ...
Author: Bobby Siu
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Business & Economics
What accounts for the lack of diversity in leadership positions? Looking carefully at how current leaders view the relationship between top tier management and diverse groups, Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership examines recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, workplace succession, working conditions, and corporate culture and how they impact hiring, promotion, and retention of diverse groups. Using a psychological, organizational, and cultural framework Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership will help businesses integrate a more diverse presence in leadership, Emphasizing the interlocking relationship between our thoughts and actions, this book stresses the importance of organizational review and self-reflection as well as the pivotal role of removing unconscious biases from the workplace and identifying the systemic biases embedded in many aspects of human resources management practices.
′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 ...
Author: Jacky Lumby
'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.
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.
Author: Maureen McIntosh
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.
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, ...
Author: Linda C. Tillman
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.
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.
Author: Robin Kelley
Publisher: Independently Published
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.
"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.
Author: James Alan Anderson
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
"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
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.
Author: Andrés Tapia
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
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.
This book explores the challenges that school administratorsface in ethnically diverse contexts.
Author: James Ryan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
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This book explores diverse cultural leadership styles and paradigms of leadership that are dynamic, complex, globally authentic and culturally competent for the 21st century.
Author: Jean Lau Chin
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership explores diverse cultural leadership styles and paradigms that are dynamic, complex, globally authentic and culturally competent for the 21st century. An outstanding group of scholars considers how the different worldviews and lived experiences of leaders influence their leadership styles. They discuss several dimensions, models and initiatives for examining leadership in a global and diverse world, ultimately offering ways in which these leadership processes may be assessed and cultivated in a culturally sensitive and ecologically valid manner. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, this book imparts a new understanding of the criteria for selecting, training and evaluating leaders in the 21st century.
'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.
Author: Terrence Earl Maltbia
Category: Business & Economics
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.