A compelling new book from the American Bar Association can help Americans ease out of these situations. “What if I Say The Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People” offers innovative and surprising ways to keep alive and on track a personal diversity commitment as well as the diversity commitment of an organization.
The book provides quick answers to everyday questions, like: “What if I say the wrong thing, what should I do?” or “What if I am at work and someone makes a sexist joke, what should I say?” The attractive
6½-by-6½-inch paperback, easily carried in a briefcase or a purse, is a perfect handbook for individuals who seek to improve interaction with culturally diverse people by providing answers to questions about all types of diversity issues and tips about how to practice culturally effective habits. The book also is an excellent resource to supplement corporate diversity training.
The author, Vernā Myers, principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group LLC in Baltimore, is a nationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion within law firms, law departments and law schools. Her company has collaborated with more than 70 legal clients to implement sustainable organizational change through performing cultural assessments, developing comprehensive strategic diversity action plans and facilitating compelling and interactive workshops.
The book was published by ABA Publishing in conjunction with the ABA Section of International Law and the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, which serves as the coordinating body for the four major ABA entities that focus on racial and ethnic diversity issues.
Title: “What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25
Habits for Culturally Effective People”
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 1620547
Size: 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”
Orders: Order the book at http://ambar.org/culturallyeffective
or call 800-285-2221.
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