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The Inclusion Paradox - 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition]

Andres Tapia
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Dramatically changing demographics are upending politics, marketplaces, and workplaces.

In this Second Edition of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity, Andrés T. Tapia, President of Diversity Best Practices and former Chief Diversity Officer for a global firm, examines how today’s hyper-diverse world of the Obama Era is transforming policy agendas, marketplace penetration, and workforce management -- and what those changes mean for our future.

With its more than fifty new pages of updated facts, figures, and current event references, in this Second Edition, Tapia explores not the political implications, but rather the cultural implications of what it takes to move into the next generation of diversity work to grow business and attract and retain the best talent. He makes the case that the work of diversity and inclusion has never been more urgent, particularly as everything has globalized at a massive scale.

But nations and companies are woefully and dangerously unprepared for this diversity. Because it’s one thing to acknowledge the diversity already here, quite another to make the most out of it. “Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work” is what Author Andres T. Tapia says about this reality. Which means that inclusion is hard. Very hard. Harder than diversity itself.

Inclusion defines the challenge all leaders face as they address the dramatic shifts of diversity --racial, ethnic, generational, gender, sexual orientation, faith, personality, nationality, and on -- in our workplaces and communities.

As author Tapia writes in one of his pivotal chapters, not being able to manage these differences well is leading us all to ask about others, “Are You Evil, a Moron, or Just Plain Incompetent?” The key, therefore, to facing these diversity and inclusion challenges is developing the skills and abilities to, while still nurturing our commonalities, to constructively know how to surface our differences so we can treat others not as we would like to be treated, but as they would like to be treated.

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About the Author

Andrés T. Tapia is a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Previously he served as President of Diversity Best Practices, the preeminent diversity and inclusion thinktank and consultancy. Prior to Diversity Best Practices, he served as the Chief Diversity Officer for a global firm.  
Andrés is a published writer and prominent speaker. As a journalist, he covered social trends in the U.S. and Latin America via articles appearing in many global and industry publications and has been interviewed by major media outlets.
His experiences in the US, Canada, the UK, Spain, India, Kenya, and throughout Latin America and his native Perú have equipped him with a true global perspective. Andrés has worked with dozens of FORTUNE 500 multinational clients, as well as with public schools, arts organizations, and law enforcement agencies. His innovative approaches in fostering inclusive work environments moves beyond Diversity 1.0 and into the next generation of global, profitable, and sustainable diversity work. 
Andrés has created several high-impact multicultural learning and marketing programs, and was the catalyst for a groundbreaking Hewitt/Ariel study on retirement savings that found that race/ethnicity is a greater determinant of savings behaviors than income. 
Andrés has received the following recognitions: He is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Éxito Award, Chicago United's Business Leader of Color Award, CDO Exemplary List published by Diversity Best Practices in FORTUNE magazine, and the Corporate Diversity Program and Diversity Ad Campaign of the Year granted by the Minorities in Advertising Foundation. 
Andrés holds a B.A. in History with an emphasis in journalism and political science from Northwestern University. He is married to Lori, a musician, and they have an adult daughter, Marisela, who is a flamenco dancer.

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  • File Size: 5037 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrés T. Tapia; 2 edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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The Inclusion Paradox - 2nd Edition: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity is a phenomenal update to the first edition. I strongly urge those who have read IP1 to check this out!!
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I'm not in the diversity field, but a retired educator. I found The Inclusion Paradox to be an easy read and very relevant to education. A classroom of students can be just as diverse as employees in a company. And inclusion is just as necessary in the classroom as it is in the workplace. Tapia's insights in The Inclusion Paradox - 2nd Edition: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversityapply to students, families,teachers, administrators, support staff and anyone who enters a school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Work! May 30, 2013
Wow! The 2nd Edition adds good information to The Inclusion Paradox. There's lots of inclusion work to be done - both locally and globally. Tapia lays it out on how it must be accomplished.
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