Embracing Diversity

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  • 26 Books | 29h 53m
  • 4 Audiobooks | 10h 13m 31s
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Leaders benefit from diverse workforces. Explore ways to encourage diversity for better outcomes.

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Promoting a Diverse Leadership Culture, powered by MIT SMR

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COURSES INCLUDED

Promoting a Diverse Leadership Culture, powered by MIT SMR
Through a collection of multiple articles, the authors share details pertaining to moving away from the "old boys' culture" in the finance sector and building a system that values empathy and competence.
5 videos | 12m has Assessment available Badge
Welcome to the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Whether you are an aspiring, new, or experienced leader who leads people or projects, we've designed this curriculum to meet you where you are in your own leadership journey.
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Leading with an Inclusive Mindset
Being an inclusive leader begins with understanding the two most basic human drives: to be unique and to belong. An inclusive leader makes sure that each person feels like an important piece of the team because of their unique perspective, and that all those team members feel like they fit together to form a cohesive team. In an inclusive environment, people feel like they have a safe place to give dissenting viewpoints, which leads to good debate and better outcomes. Inclusion drives innovation and becomes the single greatest tool and approach for you to create an entirely new set of possibilities. In this course, you will learn the ways in which you can drive success through inclusive leadership, and how to identify the challenges in implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. You will also learn how to develop an inclusive mindset, as well as the leadership strategies that support an inclusive culture.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Leading Diversity
Diversity is a fact of life in the modern marketplace and workforce. In this course, you'll learn skills to help you manage and leverage diversity for the benefit of the organization.
6 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Diversity
Diversity is good for business. It drives innovation and delivers results that create a competitive advantage. But to do all this, diversity has to be more than a compliance checklist. Leaders must put a premium on values and individuality.
10 videos | 23m available Badge
Helping Neurodivergent Employees Succeed, powered by MIT SMR
In this course, the authors describe how organizations can help neurodivergent employees during all the phases of an employee journey. They also explain how leaders can build an overall neuroinclusive culture within their organization.
5 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge
Overcoming the Inclusion Facade, powered by MIT SMR
In this course, the authors explain how promoting shared impact can help organizations overcome the problem of inclusion facade.
3 videos | 9m has Assessment available Badge
MIT SMR: BRAVE Conversations About Race
The BRAVE acronym offers a starting point for conversations about race and racism at work. In the past few months, there have been strong calls for organizations to join the movement in the fight against racial injustice, and many have started to answer this call. Although many see the value in addressing race and racism in organizations, it can be difficult to have conversations about these topics in the workplace. Please join diversity and inclusion experts Enrica N. Ruggs and Derek R. Avery as they discuss the importance of explicitly talking about race in the workplace and provide advice on how to begin productive conversations. They will discuss factors to consider when planning these conversations, such as audience, timing, and purpose, as well as how to structure, facilitate, and navigate a conversation about race. They will provide tips on how to have brave conversations that address tense aspects of race as a way to build competency around what inclusion really looks like in organizations.
1 video | 1h
Helping Employees with ADHD Address Remote Work Challenges, powered by MIT SMR
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodivergent condition that affects many people around the world. Remote work may benefit some individuals with ADHD, as it allows for greater control over their work environment. However, remote work can also present unique challenges for some individuals with ADHD. If the challenges aren't managed effectively, they can lead to issues such as burnout, anxiety, productivity loss, demotivation, and, ultimately, quitting. Hence, it is essential to adopt better remote work practices to the benefit of all employees.
3 videos | 14m has Assessment available Badge
How a Values-Based Approach Advances DEI, powered by MIT SMR
It may be tempting for business leaders to see DEI as a set of discrete programs to execute rather than an encompassing effort to transform the organization. However, achieving DEI is not a one-time task that can be completed and checked off. It requires continuous commitment to cultivating core values and turning these values into organizational habits.
4 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Embracing Diversity in Your Leadership
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how companies should approach the question of diversity, and the best way to approach new leadership in an international business climate.
book Duration 54m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Six Ways Companies Can Promote and Protect Human Rights
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review in responding to a government's human rights abuses, companies have effective options beyond standing by or cutting ties.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Markus Scholz, N. Craig Smith

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Is There a Generation Gap in Business?
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review explores generational differences have been exaggerated and that both boomers and millennials want business to improve its performance along a number of dimensions.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Ben Freeman, R. Edward Freeman

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Detroit Hustle
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review Detroit is a city that has undergone a number of crises in recent memory. It has suffered from the long and painful departure of its auto industry.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Courtney L. McCluney, Morela Hernandez

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Addressing Racism, Word by Word
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review explains how to achieve progress in addressing racism, businesses must move beyond arguments about semantics.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Denise Hamilton

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Use Digital Platforms to Cultivate Diversity
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, learn how leaders can foster stronger collaboration by using digital platforms to increase employee diversity.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Gerald C. Kane

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Building Effective Corporate Engagement on LGBTQ Rights
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how companies supportive of LGBTQ employees and political policy have found that there is gold at the end of the equal-rights rainbow.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Daniel Korschun, Debbie Haski-Leventhal

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The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
The Inclusion Dividend discusses how to establish an inclusive corporate culture and use diversity to maximize productivity and innovation. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan

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Diversity and Inclusion
This report examines how inclusion has become a business imperative in an increasingly diverse workforce and covers a range of issues such as age, religion, nationality, disability, and sexual orientation are now included in mainstream initiatives.
book Duration 18m book Authors By Nano Riley

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Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business
Through examples and case studies from companies like Kodak, Nike, Nintendo, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble, Avon, and Disney, the book shows readers how ignoring gender diversity actually impedes the true potential of any business.
book Duration 3h 53m book Authors By Barbara Annis, Michael Gurian

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Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion
Outlining the key issues involved in framing, designing, and implementing inclusion initiatives for organizations and groups, this book shows how to apply the practices of inclusion and provides a unified model by employing diverse voices to address a range of related topics in multiple contexts.
book Duration 10h 44m book Authors By Barbara R. Deane (eds), Bernardo M. Ferdman

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The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
Providing framework to tap the bottom line impact that results from an inclusive culture, this book presents straightforward advice on how to achieve the kind of meritocracy that will result in a tangible dividend and move companies ahead of the competition.
book Duration 3h 32m book Authors By Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan

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Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace, Second Edition
Taking a fresh look at a growing challenge of navigating the multigenerational workplace, this book provides in-depth interviews with members of each generation, best practices from companies bridging the generation gap, and specific tips for each generation on how to handle the others.
book Duration 5h 42m book Authors By Bob Filipczak, Claire Raines, Ron Zemke

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Toxic Culture Gap Shows Companies Are Failing Women
Research shows that women are 41% more likely to experience toxic workplace culture than men.
book Duration 12m book Authors By Charles Sull, Donald Sull

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Overcoming the Inclusion Facade
Shared impact is an essential element of a genuinely inclusive organization.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Astrid C. Homan, Lindred (Lindy) Greer, Seval Gündemir

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on From Glass Ceilings to Glass Cliffs: A Guide to Jumping, Not Falling
A "glass cliff" opportunity may be just the career boost that underrepresented leadership candidates need, but it must be approached carefully.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Keith D. Dorsey

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How Diversity Can Boost Board Effectiveness
The CARE model can help boards not only recruit diverse members but benefit from their perspectives and input.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Janet Foutty, Kwasi Mitchell, Stephanie J. Creary

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Unlocking the Potential of Justice-Impacted Talent
Getting intentional about second-chance hiring can lead to a more diverse workforce and promote economic growth during a time of labor shortages.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Ben Cumming

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Focus on Skills to Grow Your Workforce
Emphasizing skills in your talent strategy can have an outsize positive impact on hiring, upskilling, and retaining employees.
book Duration 5m book Authors By Aneesh Raman, Elyse Rosenblum

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Opening Access to the Fast Track for Career Equity
Understanding employee circumstances that contribute to or block paths to promotion can help managers position women and people of color more equitably.
book Duration 13m book Authors By Haig R. Nalbantian

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on How to Help Employees With ADHD Address the Challenges of Remote Work
Leaders can use these strategies to help workers stay focused and productive in virtual work settings, whether they've been diagnosed with ADHD or not.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Maitraye Das, Maria Hamdani, Najma Hamdani

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Making Diversity Work: 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
In Making Diversity Work, author Dr. Sondra Thiederman offers insights into why bias takes hold and provides clear strategies for addressing prejudice in a meaningful and honest manner. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Sondra Thiederman

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Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code
In Race After Technology, author Ruha Benjamin takes an unflinching look at the potential for bias in data analysis and computer science as a whole. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Ruha Benjamin

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The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate
In The Savvy Ally, Jeannie Gainsburg offers much-needed insight and pragmatic advice on how to offer their support and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community in a respectful and helpful manner. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 8m book Authors By Jeannie Gainsburg

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Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions
In Subtle Acts of Exclusion, the authors discuss how you can create an inclusive workplace that supports sound, trusting, and healthy relationships. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 12m book Authors By Michael Baran, Tiffany Jana

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Unconventional Leadership: What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught Me About Reinvention and Diversity
Using this book to reveal her unique strategies that drive success, innovative LGBT leader Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System describes a leadership paradigm that will motivate, inspire, and drive new thinking in today's disruptive business environment where traditional modes of managing are no longer working.
book Duration 2h 47m book Authors By Nancy M. Schlichting
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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The Multicultural Mind: Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization
This audio edition examines how to establish the organizational conditions under which multiculturals can flourish and shows how even the most monocultural among us can gain the advantages of a multicultural mind.
audiobook Duration 3h 57m 14s audiobook Authors By David C. Thomas

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Unconventional Leadership: What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught Me about Reinvention and Diversity
This audio edition describes a leadership paradigm that will motivate, inspire, and drive new thinking in today's disruptive business environment where traditional modes of managing are no longer working.
audiobook Duration 5h 39m 35s audiobook Authors By Nancy M. Schlichting

AUDIOBOOK SUMMARY

Flex: The New Playbook For Managing Across Differences
Flex offers a number of invaluable strategies to help leaders manage diversity through effective communication, common goals, and innovative thinking. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 11m 40s audiobook Authors By Audrey S. Lee, Jane Hyun

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Demanding More: Why Diversity and Inclusion Don't Happen and What You Can Do About It
In Demanding More, Sheree Atcheson explains how you can create an inclusive, equitable workplace that respects and empowers every employee. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 25m 2s audiobook Authors By Sheree Atcheson
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SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

Leading Your Team
Great teams don't come together by accident. Successful leaders know that putting together an efficient and effective team requires planning, forethought, honest assessment, and a little trial and error. And once you've put the team together, then comes the work of coaching, motivating, and managing them. In this Leading Your Team Unit benchmark, you'll have the opportunity to see where your team building, and team leading skills currently stand and learn where you can further develop and refine your abilities to lead your team to success. This benchmark evaluates your understanding of this topic. Being aware of potential knowledge gaps allows you to better understand your current competency and areas for improvement, so you can find suitable content and curate your own learning path. The courses recommended at the end of this benchmark can help you fill potential gaps in your knowledge.
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