OverviewFocusing on business leadership practices that encourage diversity and inclusivity, this proposal explores the benefits of forging policies within companies that are not only fair-minded but also principled. This guide will inspire HR managers by pointing out the need to create workplace environments guided by moral, ethical, and equal opportunity principles and built on a foundation of fairness, openness, accountability, as well as legal rights. The study argues that warding off discriminatory practices is not just about doing the right thing or about following the letter of the law but instead is about bettering workplaces, nurturing the spirit of employees, cultivating people resources, and propelling forward through the productivity and ingenuity of talent.
Reviews"Makes a compelling case for adding leadership from the heart to strong functional knowledge and business acumen to achieve business outcomes." —Dr. Rohini Anand, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer, Sodexo
"Dominguez and Sotherlund make a compelling business case for a new style of leadership. They demonstrate in example after example that heartfelt leadership—or ganas—can provide motivation strong enough to transform any organization to common purpose, shared values, and a commitment to fairness, equity, and inclusion. A 'must-read' for the enlightened leader." —Jennifer L. Dorn, president and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration
"The message is simple—you have to have expertise and business acumen to be profitable, but you also need to have heart and ganas to make a difference as a leader. One complements the other, making it a winning strategy for long-term sustainable success. A real and inspirational read." —Toni L. Riccardi, senior vice president of, human resources, and chief diversity officer, The Conference Board
Author BiographyCari M. Dominguez is the owner of Dominguez & Associates, a management consulting firm that provides selective services in the areas of workforce assessments and diversity evaluations. She is director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration, and the former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jude Sotherlund is president of Sotherlund Consulting. Her public service includes serving as deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards and as a staff assistant in the Office of Communications at the White House. Her private sector experience includes vice president of Employment Advisory Services Inc. and the director of communications for the National Committee for Quality Health Care.