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  • We Can't Talk About That at Work!

  • How to Talk About Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics
  • By: Mary-Frances Winters
  • Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

A guide for bold, inclusive conversations.

Politics, religion, race - we can't talk about topics like these at work, right? But in fact, these conversations are happening all the time, either in real life or virtually via social media. And if they aren't handled effectively, they can become more polarizing and divisive, impacting productivity, engagement, retention, teamwork, and even employees' sense of safety in the workplace. But you can turn that around and address difficult topics in a way that brings people together instead of driving them apart.

As a thought leader in the field of diversity and inclusion, Mary-Frances Winters has been helping clients create inclusive environments for over three decades. In this concise and powerful book, she shows you how to lay the groundwork for having bold, inclusive conversations. The key is careful preparation.

Even with the best of intentions, you can't just start talking about taboo topics - that's wandering into a minefield. Winters offers exercises and tools to help you become aware of how your cultural background has shaped your perceptions and habits and to increase your understanding of how people from other cultures may differ from you, particularly when it comes to communicating and handling conflict.

Once you're ready to engage in bold, inclusive conversations (you can take the self-assessment included in the book to make sure), Winters gives detailed instructions on exactly how to structure them. A key component is beginning with a conversation to establish some kind of common ground, which makes it easier when you go more deeply into differences.

©2017 Mary-Frances Winters (P)2017 Mary-Frances Winters

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  • Sharon Melton
  • 31-03-21

Awesome Read

Loved it. Everyone needs to read this. This is needed in the work place. I believe that everyone wants to be able to live in peace.

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  • 24-03-22

Balanced and thought provoking

Am considering ordering a hard copy so I can highlight and make notes for reflection!

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  • Tony
  • 16-08-21

“Bold, Inclusive Conversations”

The writing style distracted from the excellent points, weakening the effectiveness of this book. I grew incredibly tired of hearing “bold, inclusive conversations.” It’s one thing to use repetition to emphasize a point. It’s another to beat it to a pulp.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-21

Stellar and Detailed!

The novel was well articulated and expertly explained tips and tricks on how to approach the subjects of race, religion, sexual orientation, and politics. A MUST read for anyone wanting to navigate the world of social dynamics within the workplace!

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  • Shawnjuan
  • 13-11-20

Insightful, thought provoking

Very helpful, useful, easy to understand and comprehensive. ill be able to incorporate at work