DEI Deconstructed [Book Review]

I’ve found a book to help you cut through the nonsense of DEI

Find out you can do “DEI right”.

Here’s some key topics covered from this episode:

The benefit of reading books by prolific writers

Why you should be willing to change your mind

How revealing our bias is helpful for others

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode: 

Accountability leads to trust and trust is the currency of change

The author defined accountability as “informal and formal mechanisms by which the organization and its leadership are held to task to achieve what they commit to.”

Judge experts by their effectiveness, their approach and their style

“The author spoke about how difficult it was to find a “good” DEI practitioner. They described it as an inefficient and convoluted process. “

Be gracious, not just to other people.. but yourself

“The author is asking for the audience to “extend grace and understanding” to them and in my mind, understand others.”

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