The Essential Diversity Mindset by Soo Bong Peer offers a transformative approach to diversity – as a mindset, not as a formula. Soo poignantly depicts, through personal experiences that span cultures, time, places, and businesses, the human dynamics that connect and divide people. The book speaks about the intricacies that underlie the unintended consequences of America’s years of diversity efforts – racial labeling, political correctness, distrust, and anger that are tearing the country apart.
The Essential Diversity Mindset addresses fundamental questions: Why are racial tensions in America on the rise in spite of the great deal of attention that has been given to promoting diversity for decades? What is diversity in an environment that is increasingly becoming more multiracial and multicultural? What needs to change?
Soo in the Press
The Human Approach to Diversity
By Soo Bong Peer, SHRM Executive Network, April 6, 2021
Can Leaders Embrace Diversity Beyond The Numbers?
By Soo Bong Peer, Chief Executive, March 5, 2021
Can We Move Beyond Defining Individuals With Labels?
By Soo Bong Peer, Leadership Excellence, Exclusive Issue on Women in Leadership, March 2, 2021
Advancing Pervasive Diversity in the Workplace
By Soo Bong Peer, Training Industry, March 1, 2021
Navigating Across Cultures: Expanding Relational Agility
By Soo Bong Peer, Thrive Global, December 3, 2020
Changing Our Diversity Climate: Evolving Mindsets Toward Embracing Differences
By Soo Bong Peer, Thrive Global, November 12, 2020
Racial Labeling Promotes Racism
It’s Time to Move Beyond Defining Individuals Based on Ethnicity
By Soo Bong Peer, Thrive Global, July 31, 2019
Empowering Yourself Fuels Human Connection
Changing How We Feel About Ourselves Can Help Us Accept Others’ Differences
By Soo Bong Peer, Thrive Global, April 22, 2019
Rethinking Diversity by Reshaping Our Lens
How We See Others Can Either Foster Connections or Reinforce Divides
By Soo Bong Peer, Thrive Global, March 19, 2019
Why Current Diversity Initiatives Fail And What We Need To Do Instead
By Nell Derick Debevoise, Forbes, Jun 30, 2018
Author Makes Case to Erase the ‘Race Box’
By Amy Cook, Thrive Global, Aug 28, 2017
Racial Labeling Increases Racial Divide, Author Says
By Marisa McPeck-Stringham, HuffPost, Aug 26, 2017