Harriet Green

Book Club

Welcome to our International Book Club!
I'm so excited by your inputs and inspiring participation this far. 🌟Thank you.

I have always been an avid reader and as a lifelong learner, I love getting lost and learning so much in a good book and I know many of you do too!

The books we will be reading (one per month) are selected on two key criteria: the book must be available globally and not published before March 2020. I'm really keen to share texts that are relevant for the new Covid world we live in so that we can build back better with relevant learnings and insights. The books can be either fiction or non-fiction.

If you have any recommendations, please do get in touch! I would love your insights and enthusiasm.

What we're reading in February 2021.

The book club choice for this month is The Leader's Guide to Unconcious Bias.

I hope you will join me in reading and reviewing this book  – it is on a very important subject fundamental to diversity and inclusion.

I will post my own review in a couple of weeks and look forward to hosting a live interview with the author, Pamela Fuller, later this month. Make sure you come back to this page to join in the conversation… we will shortly open up a specific page for discussion which I am so excited about.

Here's the official book description to whet your appetite:

A timely, must-have guide to understanding and overcoming bias in the workplace, from the experts at FranklinCovey.

Unconscious bias affects everyone. It can look like the disappointment of an HR professional when a candidate for a new position asks about maternity leave. It can look like preferring the application of a red brick university graduate over one from a state school. It can look like assuming a man is more entitled to speak in a meeting than his female junior colleague.

Ideal for every manager who wants to understand and move past their own preconceived ideas, Unconscious Bias explains that bias is the result of mental shortcuts, our likes and dislikes, and is a natural part of the human condition. And what we assume about each other and how we interact with one another has vast effects on our organisational success – especially in the workplace. Teaching you how to overcome unconscious bias, this book provides more than thirty unique tools, such as a prep worksheet and a list of ways to reframe your unconscious thoughts.

According to the experts at FranklinCovey, your workplace can achieve its highest performance rate once you start to overcome your biases and allow your employees to be whole people. By recognising bias, emphasising empathy and curiosity, and making true understanding a priority in the workplace, we can unlock the potential of every person we encounter.

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February 2021

The Leader's Guide to Unconcious Bias

By Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy & Anne Chow