Diversity & Inclusion for Leaders Book by Raj Tulsiani
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Focusing only on the moral argument for diversity and inclusion is not just inappropriate in the business setting, it’s obstructive.
New Book: Award-winning Diversity Headhunter, Raj Tulsiani, sets out provocative but practical approach to achieving sustainable change in diversity and inclusion
This book written by Raj Tulsiani, one of the UK’s leading authorities in executive search, interim management, workforce planning and diversification. Tulisani is one of the most respected leaders of inclusion initiatives, advising boards and change agents across private, public and third sectors and sits on a number of boards.
Tulsiani co-founded executive recruiters Green Park in 2006 as a challenger brand with a diversity & inclusion focus. Now, with a 90 million-pound turnover, Green Park is Britain’s fastest growing privately owned recruitment consultancy and in 2019 placed a diverse leader on a Board every eight days.
Why This Book Matters:
- Attempts to apply gender inclusion strategies to racial issues are failing. February’s Parker Review found that “the current pace of change is not quick enough to meet the targets set by the Review.”
- New recommendations call on companies to report transparently and build their talent pipeline.
- Raj Tulsiani has a proven track record of successful diversity & inclusion initiatives for race.
- Changing immigration laws, post Brexit, are creating employment challenges for UK-based organisations that require a sustainable diversity and inclusion solutions for talent recruitment, retention and engagement.
- Sets out a sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion, providing compelling reasons for taking action and presenting the business value of diversity and inclusion, beyond the moral case.
- Demonstrates clearly how to make inclusion work in practice, providing frameworks, mechanisms, tools and actionable steps to ensure that diversity and inclusion work and ensure organisation success.
Most leaders would say they value diversity and inclusion in their organisations, and many are already trying to implement policies because it is morally the “right” thing to do. Yet, for many companies there are significant gaps between rhetoric and action, and even those companies who are making positive steps in establishing a more diverse workforce sometimes fall short when it comes to true inclusion.
The reality is that focusing on the moral argument for diversity and inclusion is not just inappropriate in the business setting, it is obstructive. Framing the issue in terms of right and wrong makes it impossible to begin a collaborative journey of change.
The ‘journey’ approach to change is not a soft option. It’s the only way to accomplish real, sustainable change. Instead of trying to create an organisation ‘that works for everyone’, the aim is to make sure that everyone works for the organisation.’
In an insightful new book, Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders, Raj Tulsiani presents a compelling case for the commercial value of diversity and inclusion that goes beyond the moral issues. It gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the issues and provides an actionable framework on how to not only master diversity and inclusion, but also how to profit from it.
Raj Tulsiani is the co-founder of recruitment consultancy, Green Park, and one of the most respected and disruptive figures in his field. In Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders he distils his 20 years’ experience of moving the dial on leadership, talent and diversity to guides readers through the maze of terminology, techniques and trends that will shape the diversity landscape in the 21st century.
Packed with original perspectives from Raj and many of the UK’s most distinguished and controversial advocates, this book boosts diversity confidence by showing the reader how to:
Turn brand pressure into brand opportunity
- Recognise and manage negativity through the prism of data
- Empathise and be authentic
- Design short term wins that build advocacy for longer term strategies
- Raise your organisation’s capability, credibility and cognitive Diversity quotient
- Tackle emerging issues before they become major challenge
- Build trust in your leadership and your organisation’s promises
- Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders is organised into 7 easy to follow chapters, each with a ‘in a nutshell’ summary and action points to take – an essential read for business leaders and HR professionals looking to make diversity and inclusive really work for their organisations.
Raj Tulsiani is a highly sought-after adviser and writer on diversity, and is available for interview, comment or expert advice pieces on a number of subjects, including:
Is it time for Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting?
- Are business leaders guilty of “marking their own homework” on diversity and inclusion?
- Are we inclusive yet? Are the diversity initiatives really working in your organisation?
- The ROI of diversity: The commercial case for building an inclusive organisation
- The new middle-ground? The role of business in today’s divided society
- The Four Pillars of Inclusion: How does your organisation measure up?
- Harnessing cognitive diversity: How to empower people who think differently
- Ethical Performance: How to make ethical behaviour a KPI
- Small changes, big difference: Practical steps leaders can take to lead more inclusively
- Why empathy is a key skill for an inclusive leader
- The evolution of D&I: Future trends every HR professional must understand
About The Author Raj Tulsiani:
Raj Tulsiani is one of the UK’s leading figures in executive search, interim management, workforce planning and diversification, with over 20 years of experience moving the dial on leadership, talent and diversity. As one of the most respected and disruptive figures internationally in these fields, Raj advises boards and change agents across the public and private sectors on diversity and sits on a number of boards including the Met Police.
As the leader of one of the industry’s few minority-owned businesses Green Park , (an award-winning consultancy that offers Executive Search, Interim Management, Board Advisory, Diversity; Inclusion and Managed Service People Solutions across the private, public and third sectors) Raj is a passionate advocate of the power of diversity as a source of competitive advantage, leading a team that sets the benchmark for innovation and commitment to consistently attracting and retaining diverse groups of appointable leadership candidates.
Under his leadership, Green Park has become an award-winning consultancy at the forefront of client and candidate service and innovation. In 2019, Green Park featured in the Financial Times’ list of 1000 Fastest Growing Companies and was the only recruitment agency to feature within the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, ranking Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.
Raj is regarded as a champion for entrepreneurialism within the UK and was most recently awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by both the MSDUK Awards and Recruitment International Awards and named in The EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List, presented by the FT. Other awards include Best Agency Recruitment Lead of the Year, a Lifetime Diversity Achievement Award and winning the Lord Noon Award at the Global Equality & Diversity Awards 2017.