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"If you believe that your organization has done everything it can to enhance its diversity, and if you are still frustrated at how little progress you have made, Moving Diversity Forward is for you. It is an instructive read for all of those who wish to live and work in a multi-cultural world where everyone has a fair chance to succeed and contribute." -- Frank P. Barron, ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by American Bar Association (first published July 2011)
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Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Clear, focused, practicable, and direct; there's much in this book that the reader -- especially the white reader -- can put into action immediately. I would love to see an update of this book with better graphics, which date the otherwise excellent text. ...more
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I cannot recommend this and its companion (What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People) more highly. Myers has written a fabulously clear, super great book for those of us interested in increasing diversity in our organizations. There is tons of info here, but also tons of practical suggestions about how to do this work.

(There is a lot of content relating to diversity in law in this book especially, since that's where Myers' work on diversity started, but this book
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
The best, most accessible book I've read on these topics. The author is frank, honest, and insightful. This will be my go-to recommendation for people looking to understand privilege and inclusion and want to change things for the better. ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The was a very accessible book that provided numerous strategies; in short, it more than lived up to its billing. I was a little concerned that the dance metaphor's use would be heavy-handed, but it was used with a light touch. Although it was written for the ABA press, I find that its lessons would be applicable in almost any professional environment. ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very kind and clear tone - sometimes to a fault. A good first book for white folks in professional environments looking to do better at including black folks.
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the entire book, but I really appreciated the last chapter which included action steps that I can take away and start doing today.
Brooke Dilling
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book with very practical steps on diversity, equity, and inclusion across organizations. I would highly recommend it to anyone working to better themselves and their organization.
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very practical and accessible.
Sharon Orlopp
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on diversity that I have read. Very transparent, insightful observations about whites and blacks in the workplace. Has immediate practical application, especially concerning performance appraisals and feedback.
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very much appreciated the clear, kind and approachable tone and hope to take many of the fine action steps.
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