Contributors to the July 2023 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
Gwen Navarrete Klapperich
Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally by Emily Ladau
This is a simple and quick read. Ladau breaks down several myths about disabilities and teaches disability etiquette in a way that helps readers affirm people with disabilities while recognizing and avoiding ableism.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
Manson's advice on getting to know our limitations, accepting them, embracing our fears, and continuing to explore uncertainties helps build the courage, perseverance, responsibility, and curiosity to get on the path not traveled. The book offers some good tips on leading a joyful life.
Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good by Joan C. Williams
Bias Interrupted outlines how gender and racial bias play out in the workplace. It tackles every aspect of bias, from prove-it-again bias to tightrope bias to how they play out on performance evaluations and promotions. This is a must-read for managers and talent development professionals. The words we use describe more than the individual; they can stop a person's advancement in its tracks.