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What If?

Short Stories to Spark Inclusion and Diversity Dialogue - 10th Anniversary Edition

By Steve L. Robbins

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The classic book on inclusion and diversity, in an updated 10th Anniversary edition.

From incomparable storyteller and beloved diversity and inclusion expert, Steve L. Robbins, comes the 10th Anniversary Edition of his classic book used by scores of companies globally for diversity training.

This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved classic features 10 new stories written by Dr. Robbins that help readers gain deeper insight into the role our brains play in shaping our thoughts and actions, and what we can do to be more curious and open-minded in our diverse world. Based on his study of the fields of behavioural science and cognitive neuroscience, Robbins explores unconscious bias in many of its forms, including; availability bias, confirmation bias, anchoring bias and others. What If? is a fun, unpretentious guide for individuals and organizations that will help break down defenses and shine a helpful light on human behaviour in a world filled with differences.

Biographical Notes

Steve L. Robbins, PhD, emigrated with his mother from Vietnam to the US where they faced many challenges during a time when there was anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment. Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty and discrimination in Los Angeles, Dr. Robbins today brings insightful perspectives on issues of inclusion & innovation, leadership, and the power of caring. Dr. Robbins' unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has garnered wide acclaim from numerous audiences and organizations.

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  • ISBN: 9781473690547
  • Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Dr. Steve Robbins will open your eyes to seeing things you may never have seen before, in a thought-provoking and creative way. His engaging, inspiring, and passionate energy will take you on a life-altering ride, from which you will walk away a more self-aware, accepting, and gracious individual. — Linda Esparza, Area Human Resources Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Aerospace Group, Hydraulic Systems Division
[Dr. Robbins'] knowledge of the human brain, human behaviour, and how it all works together to create inclusion is not only informative, it's fun to learn! He has definitely changed mindsets all over my organization. — LaTricia Hill-Chandler, CDE, Office of Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc.
He will compel you to rethink your view of the world. In the end, there is no choice but to become more enlightened by his teachings. — R. Matt Davis, President of Dow North America & Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs
[Dr. Steve Robbins is] revolutionizing the way corporations approach inclusion and diversity programs by challenging us to rethink everything we thought we knew about this work. — Kevin J. Frazier, Senior Director, Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc.
Dr. Steve Robbins' powerful message and storytelling reminds us of the importance of an inclusive work environment. Backed by a deep knowledge of behavioral science, he encourages us to always be mindful of our employees' basic needs-to be part of a team and to be valued. — Karina Norr-McPhillips, MS, SPHR, SHRM- SCP, VP, Human Resources, Northwell Health
Connects incredible insight on human behaviour to practical examples in the workplace and demonstrates how being open-minded is central to supporting and benefiting from the diversity in our organization. — Kate McManus, VP Marketing, Delicato Family Vineyards