Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results Through Inclusion and Diversity

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Make diversity your competitive advantage

To reap the full benefits of diversity and inclusion, today's forward thinking companies look past diversity training towards a more comprehensive, holistic business approach. These leaders incorporate diversity and inclusion into every aspect of business culture, employee engagement, talent management and market penetration.

Trailblazers reveals the practices, metrics and research, as well as the anecdotal evidence, for building and sustaining workplace cultures that make strategic diversity and inclusion a business necessity. Focusing on concrete actions you can implement immediately, this insider guide profiles the best practices award-winning companies have used on a sustained basis to transform their organizations.

  • Captures insights and best practices from the most effective Chief Diversity Officers, several of which are determined by the Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  • Companies profiled include IBM, Dell, Verizon, Merck and Co, Sodexo, Verizon, Andrews Kurth, The Coca-Cola Company, American Airlines, Citi, Ford, Shell and Pitney Bowes
  • Covers everything from how to use employee resource groups to help target consumers and forge tighter client relationships; from talent optimization, leadership development and retention, to increasing middle management engagement and the skill-sets required for effective Chief Diversity Officers as true business partners and more
Trailblazers gives you an in-depth view from the inside out of which practical solutions make diversity and inclusion efforts a systemic and winning way of doing business for today's top-performing companies.

Author: Lenora Billings-Harris, Redia Anderson
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 09/14/2010
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.98lbs
Size: 9.12h x 6.34w x 0.89d
ISBN13: 9780470593479
ISBN10: 0470593474
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Human Resources & Personnel Management

About the Author

REDIA ANDERSON, executive coach and nationally recognized leader in the field of inclusion and diversity, is a former chief diversity officer (Deloitte, Equiva Services--joint venture between Shell/Texaco/Saudi Aramco) and has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, partnerships, and universities. Redia is Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC, where she helps organizations align people, performance, and results. Redia has been featured in national publications such as Working Mother and DiversityInc magazine.

LENORA BILLINGS-HARRIS is a diversity strategist and international speaker who helps organizations make diversity a competitive advantage. Diversity Woman magazine named her as one of twenty top influential diversity leaders in 2008, and she is a past president of the National Speakers Association. Lenora serves on the adjunct faculties of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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