Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel

Page Two. Oct. 2022. 240p. ISBN 9781774581797. $29.95. BUS
Organizational psychologist Cox coaches executives, board directors, and DEI leaders who want to build inclusive work environments. Designed for corporate leaders, her book teaches readers how to set and incorporate a vision for diversity and inclusion that enables employees to see and feel the difference in their day-to-day work experiences. While the focus is on the inclusion and experiences of people of color, primarily Black people, the book adds insights that can enhance the work environment for any employee. Part 1, “Skin in the Game,” analyzes the historical events that led to race-based social disparities present in most companies today. Parts 2, 3, and 4 are about the author’s three-step MBA (Mindset, Boldness, and Action) framework for leader-driven corporate inclusion. She analyzes the REDI (an acronym for Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) model in promoting inclusion, saying that if underrepresented employees don’t feel respected, nothing else matters. At the end of each chapter, there is also an executive summary, questions for self-reflection, and lists of further reading.
VERDICT An outstanding source of information and advice for leaders who want to build inclusive work environments. It may also prove extremely beneficial for faculty and students of business administration schools. Highly recommended.
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