Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences

  • 3h 22m 44s
  • Matthew Freeman, Tiffany Jana
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2016

Everybody’s biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our hidden biases are formed. By becoming more self-aware, we can control knee-jerk reactions, conquer fears of the unknown, and prevail over closed-mindedness. In the end, Jana and Freeman’s central message is that you are not the problem—but you can be the solution.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction—Why Is Everybody Biased But Me?
  • Chapter 1: What is Bias and Why Does it Matter?
  • Chapter 2: Start With You
  • Chapter 3: In-Groups and Out-Groups
  • Chapter 4: Check Your Privilege (And Your Ego)
  • Chapter 5: Scan to Expand
  • Chapter 6: Ask, Don't Assume
  • Chapter 7: Listen, Don't Judge