What I Learned Reviewing 30 Books in 30 Days

Last year I covered a lot of books related to Diversity & Inclusion

Find out what I learned reviewing 30 books in 30 days.

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • Why I decided to create 60 Second Book Reviews
  • 5 things all the “best DEI books” did well
  • 4 ways people responded to my book reviews

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

The best books are written for one person with a clear narrow focus that they pay off

“Too many books feel obliged to cover a wide variety of topics. This is dissatisfying because you don’t get to learn much. The best books covered limited material.”

People don’t always pay attention to the classics even though modern books often copy them

“This fascinated me because many of the “popular” books were repeating things from the Lindy books.”

Some people want to go deeper and I’m creating resources to help you

“In response to popular demand, I’m going to be offering The element of Inclusion Book Insights. These are detailed breakdowns of books to support you on your Inclusion Journey.”

Here’s some resources so you can go deeper: 

Check my Tik Tok account for the 60 Second Book Reviews

Here’s our beta website for the Element of Inclusion Insights

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Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

1.      Work with me 1:1

2.     Get Practical Book Insights

3.     Get our Free Email Course

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The Elements of Inclusion #4

Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences