The Essential Diversity Mindset: How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment (The Essential Handbook) (Paperback)

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By Soo Bong Peer, Clarence Page (Foreword by)
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A fresh and practical approach to diversity—as a mindset, not as a formula.

“A rich combination of personal stories, research data, and excellent advice to help us think and talk beyond the limits of labels to see, respect, and appreciate the individuals within.” — from the foreword by Clarence Page

In our divided climate with heightened concerns and emotions over inclusion, racism, and activism, The Essential Diversity Mindset offers a transformative approach to diversity―as a mindset, not as a formula. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (not enforcements, compliances, or statistics) drive diversity outcomes.

The Essential Diversity Mindset provides answers to businesses, organizations, and people searching for alternate perspectives and strategies to advance diversity and inclusion. It is for those who feel different or alienated, and want to foster their sense of self-empowerment and connect with others. And it’s for those who want to deepen their capacity to build greater empathy, open-mindedness, and connection.

The Essential Diversity Mindset will inspire readers to pause and reflect on where they are and explore how we all can make positive shifts to thrive in unity with differences.

About the Author

Soo Bong Peer is an author, strategy consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 multinational corporations. She comes from a multicultural upbringing with over thirty years of experience in strategic marketing, global branding, business development, international joint ventures, and leadership development. Soo and her husband live in Park City, Utah. Visit her at

Praise For…

The Essential Diversity Mindset is an incredible guide to understanding racism, unconscious bias, and other toxic mindsets that pervade our society, and teaches us how we can create businesses that celebrate diversity, connection, openness and inclusion. With engaging storytelling and actionable practices to implement in your business, Soo ‘s new book is the one that needed to be written for our society.“
— Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"The Essential Diversity Mindset delves into the psychology of diversity and inclusion as a transformative approach to human connection and the dismantling of systemic biases. This book resonated with my drive to increase equitable best-practices in workplaces and communities, which spearheaded the launch of the National Diversity Council. I highly recommend this book that will change your perspective on race, ethnicity and diversity beyond America's mental constructs." 
— Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair, National Diversity Council

“In The Essential Diversity Mindset, Soo Bong Peer brings her engaging and provocative voice to the global discussion on equity, inclusion and diversity. She wisely purports that an expanded approach—and new mindset—is needed to create organizations and communities where each person can thrive and where new heights of accomplishment are achieved. I highly recommend this book not only for evangelists of equity, diversity and inclusion but also, for anyone who wishes to increase their impact as a leader.”
— Kristin Colber-Baker, Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Mars, Inc.

"Soo eloquently weaves lifetime stories of her experiences from around the world to portray a path to bring people together in a rich fabric of diversity. This book should be of interest to leaders, managers, academics, or anyone else who want to explore alternate ways to thrive in differences."
— Deepa Purushothaman, Senior Executive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Former Deloitte Partner

“An intelligent approach to the subject using research and personal narratives. This book is well-organized, easy to read, and thought-provoking. There is no preaching and no rules; Peer just asks for readers' willingness to think and grow when it comes to their diversity mindset." 
— Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632651891
ISBN-10: 1632651890
Publisher: Career Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Essential Handbook