Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience

  • 13h 48m 6s
  • Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas (eds), Laura Morgan Roberts
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be Black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? How do we build inclusive organizations?

Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles.

Race, Work, and Leadership will stimulate new scholarship and dialogue on the organizational and leadership challenges of African Americans and become the indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Why a Volume on Race, Work, and Leadership?
  • 2. A Case Study of Leading Change: The Founders of Harvard Business School's African American Student Union
  • 3. Pathways to Leadership: Black Graduates of Harvard Business School
  • 4. Intersectionality and the Careers of Black Women Lawyers: Results from the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Survey
  • 5. Workplace Engagement and the Glass Ceiling: The Experience of Black Professionals
  • 6. Authenticity in the Workplace: An African American Perspective
  • 7. Feeling Connected: The Importance of Engagement, Authenticity, and Relationships in the Careers of Diverse Professionals
  • 8. Views from the other Side: Black Professionals' Perceptions of Diversity Management
  • 9. Overcoming Barriers to Developing and Retaining Diverse Talent in Health-Care Professions
  • 10. From C-Suite to Startups: The Illusion of Inclusion
  • 11. Rough Waters of Resistance: Black Instructional Coaches Affected by Implicit Bias
  • 12. A Million Gray Areas: How Two Friends Crossed Paths Professionally and Personally and Mutually Enhanced Their Understanding of Relationships of Race, Gender, Class, and Power
  • 13. African American Women as Change Agents in the White Academy: Pivoting the Margin via Grounded Theory
  • 14. The Transformational Impact of Black Women/Womanist Theologians Leading Intergroup Dialogue in Liberation Work of the Oppressed and the Oppressor
  • 15. Psychodynamics of Black Authority—Sentience and Sellouts: Ol' Skool Civil Rights and Woke Black Lives Matter
  • 16. Is D&I about Us? How Inclusion Practices Undermine Black Advancement and How to Design for Real Inclusion
  • 17. The Glass Cliff: African American CEOs as Crisis Leaders
  • 18. When Black Leaders Leave: Costs and Consequences
  • 19. Blacks Leading Whites: How Mutual and Dual (Ingroup and Outgroup) Identification Affect Inequality
  • 20. Managing Diversity, Managing Blackness? An Intersectional Critique of Diversity Management Practices
  • 21. Uncovering the Hidden Face of Affinity Fraud: Race-Based Predatory Bias, Social Identity, and the Need for Inclusive Leadership
  • 22. Ujima: Lifting as We Climb to Develop the Next Generation of African American Leaders
  • 23. Conclusion—Intersections of Race, Work, and Leadership: Lessons in Advancing Black Leaders