Atlanta, Georgia – August 26, 2021 – Diversity and inclusion (D&I) always have been necessary ingredients for a successful workplace, and they are now more critical than ever before. But leaders who want to ramp up their D&I efforts are unclear where to start. A successful D&I strategy ultimately comes down to creating change – in behaviors, ideas, and cultures.
This new book released by award-winning author, speaker, and CEO of Icarus Consulting, Dr. Shelton Goode, Beyond Inclusion: Reimagining the Future of Work, Workers, and the Workplace (Outskirts Press, 2021, ISBN 978-1-9772-4098-9), is based on his 20+ years of experience as a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional. Dr. Goode skips past the “the business case for inclusion” and gets straight to the “battle-tested and practical actions.” As a result, this book is one of the most popular D&I Books for Business Leaders in the market. The book advocates for a meaningful approach to diversity in the workplace and suggests actionable steps to build inclusive organizations.
Being a well-known D&I expert and internationally recognized by Forbes Magazine, Dr. Shelton shows what leaders at any level must do to spark real change in the workplace so that they can thrive in a post-pandemic world and an ever-evolving global landscape.
Being recognized by Business Journal and Manage HR Magazine as one of the top D&I experts in the field, his book helps readers understand that previous organizational behavior and culture change models must be replaced with leadership styles aligned with the future workplace. His book is rich with wisdom and practicalities focusing on the building blocks of authentic leadership, including self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage.
Whether a powerful CEO or a new supervisor, Beyond Inclusion: Reimagining the Future of Work, Workers, and the Workplace is a must-read. It offers today’s business leaders a pathway for creating an inclusive workplace based on mutual understanding and respect–a workplace where everyone’s abilities can bloom.
According to Dr. Shelton J. Goode, the best way to truly prepare your organization for the global transformations underway—and their impacts—is to reimagine the future. The book is a must for D&I practitioners looking for practical tools and strategies they can leverage to transform their organization’s culture.
About Dr. Shelton J Goode
Dr. Shelton J. Goode, a graduate of the prestigious Diversity Leadership Academy, was recently recognized by Forbes and recognized him as one of the “Top 10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers.” He is CEO and president of Icarus Consulting, a firm specializing in helping leaders create and sustain diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. He has more than twenty years of experience leading large global organizations’ diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Dr. Goode, a D&I thought leader, has published several books, including Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate and Crisis as a Platform for Social Change from Strawberry Mansion to Silicon Valley and Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate.
About Outskirts Press
Outskirts Press is a mission-driven, independent publisher specializing in non-fiction books in the subject areas of business, self-help, politics, economics, and social justice. Outskirts Press also produces and publishes the annual Writer’sDigest Writing Competition Collection. For more information, please visit the Outskirts Press website.