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Right Color, Wrong Culture: The Type of Leader Your Organization Needs to Become Multiethnic (Leadership Fable)

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Increasingly, leaders recognize the benefit of multi-ethnic organizations and are compelled to hire diverse individuals who will help them reflect a new America.

In his address at a Global Leadership Summit, Bryan Loritts challenged leaders to have a vision that is about more than the stuff that perishes—to have a vision for making sacrifices that make a difference and he

Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published August 27th 2014 by Moody Publishers (first published April 1st 2014)
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Nov 27, 2014 Carrie rated it it was amazing
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Patti Townley-Covert
I like books that stretch me as a person and teach me something that will help me live life better. This one did. Though it's a story set in the church the concepts of leaders learning to be more culturally diverse takes a person beyond understanding ethnic diversity to appreciating different cultures. If all leaders set this example for others, the world would become a better place.
May 05, 2016 Tung rated it liked it
Loritts is the Senior Pastor of a multiethnic church in Memphis. In this book – essentially a modern fable – Loritts invents a version of himself named Peter who is a former pastor now leading a recruiting firm specializing in matching minority pastors to churches. Peter is asked by a former colleague to assist a rich, white church in Memphis looking for change. Peter befriends one of the church leaders (a rich, gregarious southern lawyer stereotype) and arranges some interviews for this church. ...more
Eric Oppenhuizen
May 02, 2015 Eric Oppenhuizen rated it it was amazing
This much-needed book addresses the complexities of attempting to move a church towards becoming a truly multi-cultural church, and specifically addresses the challenge of changing the hearts and minds of the board/leadership, and finding the right senior leaders. I must admit, I questioned the use of the 'leadership fable' format after the first few chapters, but quickly changed my mind. The author's use of fictional story allowed me to connect with his observations on culture and assimilation ...more
Feb 11, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing
This is a good primer on what it looks like to embrace ethnic diversity within church life. To be a multi-ethnic church we must hire or work to become leaders who are "culturally flexible and adaptable without becoming ethnically ambiguous or hostile". To develop this within themselves, a leader must be willing to put themselves into culturally uncomfortable positions, places where they will walk in the shoes of others and experience what it means to be in the minority. For some, this has ...more
Jon Nitta
Dec 31, 2014 Jon Nitta rated it it was amazing
I started in on the book in the morning and found that I couldn't put it down! What a wonderful modern day parable about navigating a topic that many Christian leaders find inscrutable, often leading to building more separation rather than godly humility. The lesson is not simply finding the kinds of leaders to hire who embody "Denzel" but to actually gently nudge our church leadership in the same direction. In his winsome way he has not only articulated a hiring strategy but has offered some ...more
Nov 19, 2015 Jimreese rated it it was amazing
Excellent challenging and life impacting

Bryan has captured one of he most important opportunities in our time in away that should challenge all Christians to not only look in the mirror but look at friends, relations and those around them and seize the opportunity and expectation of the gospel and our relationship with others.
Jesse Tink
Sep 15, 2015 Jesse Tink rated it it was amazing

I truly read this in one sitting; couldn't put it down. Made so much sense. Biblical, strategic, great story. Came highly recommended from to me from a multiethnic church leader, and I can see why.
Bob Ayres
Oct 12, 2014 Bob Ayres rated it it was amazing
Very readable and focused. Great resource for an introduction to building a multi-ethnic leadership team.
Aug 15, 2016 Patty rated it really liked it
Interesting read if you are involved in staffing decisions or multiethnic environments/interactions.
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“When it comes to building diverse teams, ethnicity is never enough. You can hire the right ethnicity, but the wrong culture.” 0 likes
“sociological reason to become multiethnic. “It’s no secret our country is headed toward a new unprecedented reality. By 2050 for the first time in the history of our nation whites will become the majority minority. Or to phrase it another way, whites will become the minority for the first time since coming here centuries ago.” 0 likes
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