The Inclusive Mindset: How to Cultivate Diversity in Your Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Diversity and Inclusion doesn't have to be hard, complicated, and full of shame/guilt to be effective in our lives What if we are inspired to focus on how to have meaningful progress instead of focusing on the things we are not doing well? In Justin's decade-plus Human Resources work with clients from the Fortune 500 to fourth graders, he has learned that another approach to this critical conversation allows the reader not to be condemned but committed to real growth. This book is for Human Resources and the everyday person who wants to build real relationships with others (including those who are different).

Diversity and Inclusion is not just something you have to do, but rather who you chose to be In this book, Justin takes a vulnerable approach to tackle tough topics in compassionate ways, all while inspiring deep reflection. If you want to learn, grow, and make meaningful change, this book is for you no matter where you are on the journey. Walk with Justin as he gets to the heart of the conversation with his relevant stories, practical examples, and helpful strategies to make diversity and inclusion a part of our everyday lives To be clear, diversity and inclusion is not a hand-holding exercise where we will always agree. Rather, it is when we can disagree yet still respect each other. It is when we can vehemently disagree with others' ideology and yet still passionately pursue their HUMANITY Everyone is invited to this conversation.

Learn the practical strategies and suggestions (here are a few covered in the book):

  1. How to approach diversity and inclusion from a growth-minded perspective by understanding the difference between the Inclusive Mindset and the Exclusion Mindset.
  2. How to enlarge our Circles of Grace(TM) Why we see people and events the way we do and what to do about it.
  3. How to respectfully disagree with others (even when we don't feel like it).
  4. How to listen deeply to others with courageous curiosity using the Power of 3 Method(TM).
  5. How to use the 3x5 Beginner Allyship(TM) model to start learning about others and standing up for them strategically.

While there are many approaches to diversity and inclusion, Justin provides a conversational approach where he often shares his own mishaps and need for improvement (there are A LOT). Take this personal journey with Justin as he invites you to embrace The Inclusive Mindset.

Here are a few thoughts from everyday people who were beta readers:

Marcey Rader (Productivity Author and Coach): "I am reading Justin Jones-Fosu's book The Inclusive Mindset as a beta reader right now, and are in for a treat I've read four books in the last year to get me out of ignorant mode, and this, by far, is the best one to reach a wide audience of all flavors. I laughed out loud three times in the first 82 pages and have already recited three stories to my husband."

Linsey Chamberlain (Executive Specialist - Administration): "This book focuses on diversity and inclusion as an over-arching concept and doesn't just focus on one segment (race, gender, etc.) like most books tend to do. This book is easy to understand, has a good flow, and is easy to digest and retain. I've read books in the past with good information and content. Still, as a reader, I would feel somewhat attacked (even if I agreed with the content, I would instinctually become defensive with the delivery). This book is full of grace and convictions, not condemnations. Justin said it best: 'Having privilege is not necessarily a bad thing. It's all about what you do with it.'"

Product Details
ISBN: 9780983371878
ISBN-10: 0983371873
Publisher: Peter Jones Publishing
Publication Date: March 20th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English
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