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The Conversation

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The Conversation by Robert Livingston
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780593238561

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“Social psychologist Livingston distills his professional expertise as diversity consultant to Fortune 500 companies, police departments, hospitals, universities, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations—and his own experience as an African American—to offer a pragmatic, generous, and optimistic guide for confronting racism. . . . A cogent, hopeful contribution to an urgent issue.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An extraordinarily timely book. Just as companies and organizations in the U.S. and around the world are focusing anew on the entrenched bias in their culture, The Conversation comes along to offer a path forward. The Conversation is a major achievement.”—Robin J. Ely, Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

“Livingston has made the important and challenging task of truly addressing systemic racism within an organization approachable and achievable. These aren’t easy steps, but they are essential for businesses and leaders looking to make a powerful and necessary difference.”—Alex Timm, co-founder and CEO, Root Insurance Company
“With clarity and wisdom, Livingston lays out why racism is a problem, why we should care, and what we can do about it. A rare book that is not just intelligent and entertaining, but also profound and humane.”—Selin Kesebir, associate professor of organizational behavior, London Business School

“Livingston’s book, just like his live presentations, is one of the most compelling articulations of the problems of racism and discrimination that I have encountered.”—Laura W. Murphy, civil rights activist, consultant, and former director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

“This book should be required reading for leaders and all those who share the goal of a more equitable future.”—William P. Gipson, retired Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Procter & Gamble

“After devoting decades of his life working to end systemic racism, Livingston speaks not only with authority but with a refreshing optimism.”—David Gergen, CNN Political Analyst, Adviser to Four US Presidents, and Professor of Public Service at the Harvard Kennedy School

“A timely and much-needed guide for leaders who value inclusion and want to dismantle systemic racism . . . based on scientific research that is as relevant in the workplace as it is in our personal lives.”—Rita Mitjans, retired chief diversity and social responsibility officer, ADP

“We all need to seek the truth and be willing to have the uncomfortable conversations necessary to transform ourselves and our organizations. Livingston’s thoughtful and instructive book will help us all start these important conversations.”—Mike Kaufman, CEO, Cardinal Health

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