Diversity: Leaders Not Labels
A New Plan for a the 21st Century
On Sale: September 26, 2006
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Diversity is literally changing the face of our nations.
Workers of all backgrounds are merging into a global
marketplace, while businesses are challenged by a shortage
of talent and the need to integrate a wide range of
cultures. In this global environment, diversity has become a
permanent business characteristic; opportunities will be
plentiful for both people and businesses. Graham indicates
that we do not have to become a member of anyone else's
culture to play a key role, but must maintain and assert our
own identities while respecting others' uniqueness in our
workforces and communities. He helps us to understand that
developing leaders rather than accepting labels is
ultimately the best way to preserve culture and create a
Leaders Not Labels studies diversity as no one has
before, exploring different cultures and their histories to
help you understand that everyone has had challenges and
that the transformation process is the same for each of us.
Hard work, sacrifice, talent, and self-motivation are the
tools you need for the future. By showcasing individuals who
have successfully transcended labels to become leaders,
Graham helps readers begin to move from their history to
carving their own individual pathways to success, based on
authenticity as well as the talents and skill they bring to
most important is breaking through labels and understanding
who you are," says Graham. "Realize that everyone brings
uniqueness, talents, and skills that add value to our
experiences, work environments, businesses, and communities.
When you operate from this perspective, you will emerge in
the 21st century as a true leader to yourself, to others,
and to society."
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