Us Plus Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

  • 6h 59m 5s
  • Todd L. Pittinsky
  • Gildan Media
  • 2012

Moving beyond mere tolerance, us-versus-them is the costly mind-set in which organizations, communities, and whole nations too often find themselves trapped. In fact, recognizing difference as a positive force can bring astonishing value to even the most diverse organizations. In Us Plus Them, leadership scholar Todd Pittinsky introduces a groundbreaking new science of diversity that:

  • Debunks the assumption that wherever there is difference there will be inherent tension and animosity
  • Challenges the effectiveness of our standard attempts to fight prejudice and combat hate in our schools and workplaces, our civic and religious lives
  • Reveals how we benefit from the mixing of different ethnic, racial, national, social, and religious groups in a globalized world

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Us and Them—Where Is the Leadership?
  • Chapter 2: Another “Other”—A More Realistic Model of “Us and Them”
  • Chapter 3: A Lopsided Science
  • Chapter 4: Misguided Strategies
  • Chapter 5: Take Empathy in a New Direction
  • Chapter 6: Tap the Positive Power of Pride Displays
  • Chapter 7: Lead Boldly Toward

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