The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (The Essential Handbook) (Paperback)
“A rich combination of personal stories, research data, and excellent advice to help us think and talk beyond the limits of labels to see, respect, and appreciate the individuals within.” — from the foreword by Clarence Page
In our divided climate with heightened concerns and emotions over inclusion, racism, and activism, The Essential Diversity Mindset offers a transformative approach to diversity―as a mindset, not as a formula. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (not enforcements, compliances, or statistics) drive diversity outcomes.
The Essential Diversity Mindset provides answers to businesses, organizations, and people searching for alternate perspectives and strategies to advance diversity and inclusion. It is for those who feel different or alienated, and want to foster their sense of self-empowerment and connect with others. And it’s for those who want to deepen their capacity to build greater empathy, open-mindedness, and connection.
The Essential Diversity Mindset will inspire readers to pause and reflect on where they are and explore how we all can make positive shifts to thrive in unity with differences.
— Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
"The Essential Diversity Mindset delves into the psychology of diversity and inclusion as a transformative approach to human connection and the dismantling of systemic biases. This book resonated with my drive to increase equitable best-practices in workplaces and communities, which spearheaded the launch of the National Diversity Council. I highly recommend this book that will change your perspective on race, ethnicity and diversity beyond America's mental constructs."
— Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair, National Diversity Council
“In The Essential Diversity Mindset, Soo Bong Peer brings her engaging and provocative voice to the global discussion on equity, inclusion and diversity. She wisely purports that an expanded approach—and new mindset—is needed to create organizations and communities where each person can thrive and where new heights of accomplishment are achieved. I highly recommend this book not only for evangelists of equity, diversity and inclusion but also, for anyone who wishes to increase their impact as a leader.”
— Kristin Colber-Baker, Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Mars, Inc.
"Soo eloquently weaves lifetime stories of her experiences from around the world to portray a path to bring people together in a rich fabric of diversity. This book should be of interest to leaders, managers, academics, or anyone else who want to explore alternate ways to thrive in differences."
— Deepa Purushothaman, Senior Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Former Deloitte Partner
“An intelligent approach to the subject using research and personal narratives. This book is well-organized, easy to read, and thought-provoking. There is no preaching and no rules; Peer just asks for readers' willingness to think and grow when it comes to their diversity mindset."