Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership
What accounts for the lack of diversity in leadership positions?
Looking carefully at how current leaders view the relationship between top tier management and diverse groups, Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership examines recruitment selection, performance evaluation, workplace succession, working conditions, and corporate culture and how they impact hiring, promotion, and retention of diverse groups.
Using a psychological, organizational, and cultural framework Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership will help businesses integrate a more diverse presence in leadership, Emphasizing the interlocking relationship between our thoughts and actions, this book stresses the importance of organizational review and self-reflection as well as the pivotal role of removing unconscious biases from the workplace and identifying the systemic biases embedded in many aspects of human resources management practices.
- Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 384 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.3in x 9.3in
" Bobby Siu’s thought-provoking book challenges the status quo, highlights the importance of deliberate, focused interventions, and provides practical approaches for leaders and HR professionals committed to transformational change and inclusive prosperity for all. The message is clear: while some progress has been made on the leadership diversity front, there is much work yet to be done.
Norma Tombari, Director, Norma Tombari Consulting
"Despite all of the discussion around increasing diversity in leadership roles, the statistics clearly tell us we're not making enough progress. This in-depth resource helps us better understand the status quo and offers practical strategies for challenging it."
Paulette Senior, President and CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation
"Opening Doors to Diversity in Leadership is a well-researched and engaging book that helps us understand the deeply rooted obstacles that women and other under-represented groups face in scaling the corporate ladder. Including evidence-based but practical advice on how to drive change, this book pulls from research across disciplines, and examines forces at the cultural, organizational, and psychological levels that embed bias into our practices, attitudes and behaviours. A masterful combination of secondary and primary research provides a solid foundation for both researchers and practitioners in the equity, diversity, and inclusion field."
Wendy Cukier, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management and Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
"You can’t change what you don’t know. Opening Doors for Diversity in Leadership is an evidence-informed playbook that can be used to guide an objective evaluation of HR processes and organizational systems that unknowingly embed systemic bias. A rich resource for business leaders and HR professionals."
Louise Taylor Green, CEO, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
Author InformationBobby Siu is a management consultant, McLaughlin Fellow, and a former Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Policy, Administration and Law at York University.
Table of contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
1. A Changing World
2. Diversity Gaps in Leadership
3. Concepts of Leadership
4. Perceptions and Attitudes
5. Moving In – Recruitment and Selection
6. Moving Up – Promotion, Performance and Succession
7. Moving Out – Retention, Work Environment and Corporate Cultures
8. Diversity, Business and Government
Appendix I: Representation Data Issue – Benchmarking
Appendix II: Representation Data Issue – Comparability
Appendix III: Summary of Best Options and Practices for Building Diversity in Leadership
Subjects and Courses