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“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” — Helen Keller
“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” — Anonymous
“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.” — John F. Kennedy
Similarity breeds liking, so the social psychologists say. You will prefer to keep the company of people like you – in age, gender, social status, cultural background.When hiring, promoting, composing your leadership team, or decision-making, you will be drawn to include people you “like” and who are like you. But to change the culture of an organization – so that it offers genuine opportunity to all people – will require that you resist this impulse that leads to ethnocentrism. Your commitment to diversity must be unflinching, and people will look to you to show the way.
Books, simulations, and other training materials about crossing cultures: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Video tapes, books, audio tapes, software and workshops: Diversity Training Videos.
Visit the National Multicultural Institute for publications, training and consulting: National Multicultural Institute.
Resources for cultural diversity at work: DiversityCentral.
An online resource offering up to date cultural reference including nearly 200 country reports, and an online database. An insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and societies of the world’s people: CultureGrams.
Over 4,000 pages of news, articles and case studies on the business benefits of diversity: DiversityInc.
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