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The Multicultural Mind by David C. Thomas
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Feb 15, 2016 | ISBN 9781626561014

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“Thomas reveals the link between multicultural thinking and innovation backed by thorough research and real-life examples. A must-read for executives who want to maximize innovation in their workforce.”
—Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO, Norsat International

Thomas has the ability to communicate complex and sophisticated ideas in a compelling, practical, and accessible way. He provides leaders with the practical evidence-based guidance they need to leverage the unique skills of multiculturals in the service of innovation. This book is a source of rich insights, and I would encourage all business leaders looking to maximize innovation through diversity to utilize its insights to drive performance in their organizations.”
—Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council Australia

“Thomas' book will challenge HR professionals and leaders in a multicultural environment to take a fresh look at how they and their organization can benefit from recruiting and nurturing multicultural talent. He offers some great advice on how to maximize their performance, which will lead to creativity and innovation.”
—Nancy McKinstry, diversity consultant

Table Of Contents

Part I: Introducing Multiculturals
1. A Resource Hiding in Plain Sight: Multiculturals and Innovation
2. Why Mexicans Speak Spanish: Sources of Cultural Identity
3. “Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child”: How Confronting Cultural Differences Results in a Multicultural Mind
Part II: Understanding Multiculturals
4. Neoricans, Mexican-Americans, and Catalan Spanish: The Many Ways in Which Individuals Experience and Manage Their Multiculturalism
5. “Singing Sea Chanteys Does Not Make You a Sailor”: Language and Multiculturalism in an Organizational Context
6. “Where Are You from–Really?” Observable Differences and Developing a Multicultural Mind
Part III: Leveraging the Multicultural Mind
7. “I Am Feeling Very Olympic Today, How about You?” The Influence of the Situation on Multiculturals and Innovation
8. “I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends”: Multiculturals’ Roles and Teams in Organizations
9. “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few”: Leveraging the Skills of Multiculturals and Building an Innovative Organization
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