The 10 Lenses: Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The 2000 US Census figures and studies around the globe show that we live in an increasingly multicultural world. In this ground-breaking new book, acclaimed diversity expert Mark Williams offers ten "eye-opening" lenses to help you, your organization, and everyone in it, understand how cultural diversity affects the way we live and work. There's the Assimilationist who believes that everyone should act like a true blue American, and the Culturalcentrist who believes that a person's race or ethnicity is central to their personal and public identity; the Meritrocratist who is sure that if you have the abilities and work hard enough you can make your dreams come true regardless of race or culture, and the Victim/Caregiver who believes that because of bias they will never succeed. Learn more about these lenses, as well as six other lenses that Mark Williams has developed to respond to cultural diversity.
"Offers ten ‘eye-opening’ lenses to help you, your organization, and everything in it understand how cultural diversity affects the way we live and work. The subtle lenses through which we each see the world."
The Messenger Newspaper, 2004/12
|Publisher:||Capital Books, Incorporated|
|Series:||Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development Series|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword by Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D, Chairman, The Gallup International Research and Education Center
What Are the Lenses?
How Do We Develop Our Individual Lenses?
How to Use this Book
The 10 Lens Definitions, Mottos, Quotes, and Preliminary Test
The Lenses in Depth
The Eleventh Lens
Tools and Concepts Overview
Using the "Ls" to Improve Communication
Looking through the Lenses at Human Resources Management Systems
Checklists for the Lenses
Afterword by David A. Thomas, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
'The Ten Lenses' is a badly needed breath of fresh air -- a sophisticated, intellectually grounded, and constructive framework for thinking about diversity issues. It respects and values all people and all perspectives on diversity. It opens a path to understanding each different perspective, even those dramatically different from one's own. It helps take the emotional charge out of verbal interactions between people whose approaches and reactions to diversity issues are widely divergent. It provides a new framework and a new language through which we can talk about diversity and move towards greater understanding. 'The Ten Lenses' was an great help to me and I highly recommend it.