Working Together

Diversity as Opportunity

Angeles Arrien (Author)

Publication date: 03/20/2001

Working Together
  • A stellar array of contributors includes such well known figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Riane Eisler, and Norman Lear
  • Helps individuals, communities, and organizations to recognize diversity as a rich resource as opposed to an obstacle to growth

A stellar list of contributors bring a variety of perspectives to establish one central theme: diversity is an advantage to be utilized, not a problem to be solved. Themselves representing a wide range of cultural, national, and vocational perspectives, the contributors examine how diversity creates new possibilities for working together in our projects, our organizations, and our lives. Working Together reveals diversity as a rich resource to meet the challenges of our changing times, an unparalleled opportunity to bring together a multiplicity of gifts for a common purpose.

  • A stellar array of contributors includes such well known figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Riane Eisler, and Norman Lear
  • Helps individuals, communities, and organizations to recognize diversity as a rich resource as opposed to an obstacle to growth

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  • A stellar array of contributors includes such well known figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Riane Eisler, and Norman Lear
  • Helps individuals, communities, and organizations to recognize diversity as a rich resource as opposed to an obstacle to growth

A stellar list of contributors bring a variety of perspectives to establish one central theme: diversity is an advantage to be utilized, not a problem to be solved. Themselves representing a wide range of cultural, national, and vocational perspectives, the contributors examine how diversity creates new possibilities for working together in our projects, our organizations, and our lives. Working Together reveals diversity as a rich resource to meet the challenges of our changing times, an unparalleled opportunity to bring together a multiplicity of gifts for a common purpose.

  • A stellar array of contributors includes such well known figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Riane Eisler, and Norman Lear
  • Helps individuals, communities, and organizations to recognize diversity as a rich resource as opposed to an obstacle to growth

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Angeles Arrien is author of The Four-Fold Way, Signs of Life, and The New Bottom Line. An anthropologist, educator, and consultant, she is the founder of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Research. She is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For more information, please visit her at Spirituality and Practice website.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Angeles Arrien

  1. On the Edge of a New Frontier, Mikhail Gorbachev, translated by Pavel Palazchenko
  2. Honoring Diversity: Building the Partnership Foundation, Raine Eisler
  3. The Social Koan: Through Diversity to Interdependence, David Goff
  4. Getting to Know You, Gary W. Janka
  5. Interdependence: A Matter of Practical Diversity, Dianne Loy Ferri
  6. Bridging the Gap, Wendy Nomathemba Luhabe
  7. Living and Loving in a Diverse World, Marilyn Hill Harper and Wendy S. Appel
  8. Recipes for Synergy, Suzie Williams
  9. The Treasures and Challenges of Diversity for White Males, Michael G. Welp
  10. Unity Without Uniformity, Norman Lear
  11. Being Different and Making a Difference, Perviz E. Randeria
  12. The Sangoma's Gift: Building Inclusion Through Honor, Respect, and Generosity of Spirit, Patrick O'Neill
  13. A Journey Toward Inclusion, Jacqueline Haessly
  14. The Inside Our Project: Diversity and the Human Psyche, Sylvia Lafair
  15. Ruffled Feathers in the Land of Penguins, Barbara "BJ" Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt, with illustrations by Sam Weiss
  16. A Matter of Respect, Pat Carver
  17. Leadership Diversity, James R. Calvin
  18. A View from the Trenches, John O'Neil

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Endorsements

"The marvelous anthology before you virtually swells with insight and wisdom as some of today's top minds come together in the common cause of unity and hope-that a world so diverse can learn to truly value and embrace its differences. "

-- Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

"A truly timely, inspirational book by a striking line-up of writers."

-- Max DePree, author and Chairman Emeritus, Herman Miller, Inc.

"Offers insights into building enriched, inclusive communities within the workplace and beyond."

-- Ann DeBusk, Executive Director, American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley

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