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The Diversity Councils Best Practices Study
by the The GilDeane Group, Inc.
This study describes two distinct approaches to diversity councils. The first may be called an Integrated Global Strategic Approach out of which effective diversity councils emerge. This approach includes a formal strategy, organizational assessment, and leadership commitment and accountability. The second, the Program Approach, utilizes an informal structure with an emphasis on activities and education.

Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks
by Julie O'Mara and Alan Richter
Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks is a tool for helping organizations assess and measure their progress in valuing and managing diversity and fostering inclusion. Although conditions and attitudes vary greatly worldwide, we have identified these benchmarks as global because they can be used anywhere in the world. And while making them global has certainly been a challenge, we believe these benchmarks are important because the need for diversity management and inclusion has become increasingly critical.

Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks
Generational Leadership
by Jon Warner and Anne Sandberg
Generational differences are much in the news these days, with commonplace talk of Boomers considering when to retire (if ever!), increasing numbers of Gen X managers moving up (sometimes willingly and sometimes not!), and Generation Y younger adults now present in the workforce in droves (being twice the size of Generation X in the western world). Business has never before experienced people from such a wide range of age groups working side-by-side as we begin the second decade of the new millennium.

The Enthusiastic Employee
by David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind and Michael Irwin Meltzer
Companies must pay attention to their bottom lines, but many companies do not realize or forget that paying attention to their employees will positively impact their bottom line. What motivates employees to perform, to go the extra mile, to care about satisfying the customer? Insight gained from years of working as top corporate executives and experience administering employee surveys is provided in The Enthusiastic Employee by David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind and Michael Irwin Meltzer. Every manager should understand what every employee wants, and many managers will be surprised at just how easy it is to turn an ordinary employee into an enthusiastic employee.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell

The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies
by Scott E. Page

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett


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