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Recommended holiday reading

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, by Sheryl Blythen

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With many of you heading off on a Christmas or summer break over the next couple of months, we thought it was time to take a look at some of the fantastic books available in the Diversity Works New Zealand library. Members can borrow any of these recommended titles, or choose from the hundreds of other books available, and have them couriered straight to them, free of charge! To find out more, email the library or call us on 0800 DIVERSITY (0800) 348 377. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7616" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]The man with no arms & other stories By Glenn Busch This book captures nine compelling stories of people who live daily with the reality of a disability – they speak candidly of growing up, the importance of work, family, relationships, parenthood and of wanting to be treated like everyone else in a world that still chooses to see them as different.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7563" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Blindspot: Hidden biases of good people By Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji Explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. This book explains the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7621" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]When generations collide: how to solve the generational puzzle at work By Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman Today four generations are around the conference table or working together on the factory floor, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater. This insightful book provides hands-on methods to close the generation gaps, with effective tools to recruit, retain and manage each generation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7617" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]How to reduce workplace conflict and stress By Anna Maravelas With loads of practical advice and tips, this book shows you how to protect productivity and maintain unity at work even in times of uncertainly and change. It reminds us of the dangers of making assumptions about other people’s behaviours and provides tools to handle daily frustrations without losing momentum or destroying working relationships.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7622" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Your brain at work: Strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus and working smarter all day long By David Rock Explore why your brain feels so taxed and how to take full advantage of your mental resources. Find out how to keep cool in any situation so you can make the best decisions possible and collaborate with others more effectively. Author David Rock shows how it’s possible to succeed at work, ending the day feeling energised with a sense of accomplishment.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7619" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Power mentoring By Ellen Ensher and Susan Murphy A nuts-and-bolts guide for anyone who wants to create a connection with a protégé or mentor, this book contains practical advice and stories and insights from mentoring relationships across a variety of sectors. It shows how anyone, including those with well-established careers and those just starting out, can become a successful mentor or protégé.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7625" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Blink By Malcolm Gladwell This book promises to change the way you understand every decision you make. Looking at how we think about thinking and how choices that seem to be made in an instant aren’t actually as simple as that, it explains why some people are brilliant decision makers and others consistently appear inept. Discover how our brains really work in the office, in the classroom and at home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7615" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]CEO of me: Creating a life that works in the flexible job age By Ellen Ernst Kossek and Brenda A. Lautsch Establish new rules that will help you achieve true balance between work and the rest of your life. Rather than offering a one-size fits solution, the book’s authors help you identify the work and personal life pattern you currently fit into and how you can move to one that’s more productive and comfortable for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7620" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Walking the talk: Building a culture for success By Carolyn Taylor The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure, and when it comes to changing that culture, leaders have a pivotal role to play. This book covers everything from measuring culture to changing people’s behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail five cultures which deliver great results.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7618" img_size="medium"][vc_column_text]Making diversity work By Sondra Thiederman Another title that looks at bias in the workplace, this provides a fascinating insight into the fears underlying our harmful biases. It also offers a step-by-step strategy for minimising the impact of bias and effectively managing diversity, eliminating it as a source of tension and conflict.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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