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Author Myers, Vernā, author.

Title What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna A. Myers.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, 2013.
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Description xvi, 132 pages ; 17 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents But I'm not a racist! : understand the isms -- I hope she can drive : get familiar with your biases -- I'm "farm" : be aware of your own culture and how it shapes your interactions -- Can't we all just get along? : see the commonalities between people -- Don't mourn the good old days : accept that diversity will actually look and sound different -- Black guys always know where they're going : look for your blind spots -- Freaks of the week : see all cultures as valid -- Take the opportunity walk : acknowledge your unearned advantages -- Take people out of the boxes you put them in : resist elitism and embrace human value -- Pay attention to the bathrooms : real inclusion is in the details -- How are we supposed to tell them apart? : make the effort to really see a person -- She was so articulate : avoid micro-inequities -- Are you sure you're a doctor? : challenge your descriptive bias -- You don't sound like a cop : become mutually adaptive -- Don't mistake the mirror for merit : avoid in-group favoritism -- Aren't you scared to live there? : if you see something, say something -- "I know you haven't done this before" : don't be afraid to ask -- Girl, I mean, boy, I mean, you know .... : use your mistakes to grow -- Love is having to say you're sorry : learn to apologize -- Have coffee (or tea) : expand your comfort zone and professional and social circles -- Being proactive doesn't mean taking a second job : commit micro affirmations -- Don't be a sloppy sentimentalist : keep your standards high -- Avoid the one-mistake rule : apply criteria fairly -- Ahas make the difference : get some good diversity training -- Take the challenge : be responsible for another's success.
Summary The book is a perfect handbook for anyone who is looking to develop the habits of culturally effective people. In this handy reference, you'll find answers to questions about all types of diversity issues and tips about how to practice culturally effective habits. With the variety of suggested follow-ups and actions contained within it, you will better know how to handle your own situations. --Publisher.
Subject Diversity in the workplace -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
Multiculturalism -- United States.
Interpersonal communication.
Added Author American Bar Association. Section of International Law, sponsoring body.
American Bar Association. Center for Racial & Ethnic Diversity, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9781614389712 (pbk.)
1614389713 (pbk.)
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