The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World


Author: Dick Martin
Pub Date: June 2012
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417522
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417539

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Table of Contents


Introduction: How This Book Came to Be vii

1 Who Is “Other”? 1

Part One Strangers at Home

2 Strangers Climbing in the Window 11

3 Strangers Making Themselves at Home 14

4 Bouillabaisse or Consommé? 19

5 A New America 26

6 It's the Culture, Stupid! 34

7 Race Matters 42

8 The Cost of Diversity 52

9 Queerness 61

10 Strangers with a Strange God 69

11 World Values 78

12 Gut Values 84

13 Second That Emotion 89

14 Feeling What Others Feel 92

Part Two Strangers Abroad

15 Strange Places 101

16 Roots, Not Branches 107

17 Political Attunement 114

18 Management Across Borders 121

19 Organizational Culture 128

20 We Are What We Speak 133

21 Horizontal Empathy 141

22 Practical Empathy 146

Part Three Strange Times

23 Me, Us, and Them 153

24 Sisyphus Had It Easy 161

25 Lost in a Loop 168

26 Voting with Your Feet 176

27 Free-Floating Anger 181

28 Mind the Gap 185

29 The Chicken Soup of Social Life 191

30 People Are Crazy 197

31 Fluent Listening 204

32 Presence 209

33 Congruence 212

Conclusion: How to Be OtherWise 217

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 227

Index 265

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