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Book Capsules, December 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Diversity Is Not Enough: A Roadmap to Recruit, Develop and Promote Black Leaders in America
Keith R. Wyche
Kandelle Publishing, 150 pp., $11.99

Wyche speaks to leaders who are charged with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at their organizations. He focuses on what employers can do to recruit, retain, and develop more Black professionals. Noting that no organization gets a perfect score when it comes to DEI, he shares actionable steps employers can implement now that can lead to transformative change. He also highlights common DEI obstacles, such as lack of accountability and poor transparency, and discusses what mechanisms companies can put in place to monitor the progress and results of their efforts.

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Built to Innovate: Essential Practices to Wire Innovation into Your Company's DNA
Ben M. Bensaou with Karl Weber
McGraw-Hill Education, 239 pp., $30

Innovation is top of mind for organizations facing the challenge of maintaining a competitive edge in a changing world. This book covers everything from overcoming barriers to innovation to developing a culture of continuous innovation. It also provides readers with a close-up look at fundamental and foundational practices of companies known for innovation, such as Bayer, Domino's, and Marvel Studios. Those stories and case studies demystify the concept of innovation and show readers how they can develop an innovation mindset to leverage learnings from those companies in their own business.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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