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    editors: Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David Thomas.
    Summary: Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing in a post-Obama era? How do we build inclusive organizations? Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's 2018 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles. At a time when there are fewer African American men and women in corporate leadership roles (following a peak in 2002), Race, Work, and Leadership will stimulate new scholarship and dialogue on the organizational and leadership challenges of African Americans and become the indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations.-- Provided by publisher.

    Contents:
    Foreword: Race in organizations: often cloaked but always present / by Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell and Stella M. Nkomo
    Why a volume on race, work, and leadership? / by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, and Serenity Lee
    Section I. History and critical questions in black business leadership: A case study of leading change: the founders of Harvard Business School's African American student union / by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
    Pathways to leadership: black graduates of Harvard Business School / by Anthony J. Mayo and Laura Morgan Roberts
    Commentaries: The struggle is real: black colleges, resources, and respect / by Melissa E. Wooten
    Back to the future: a strategy for studying racism in organizations / by Arthur P. Brief
    Intersectionality and the careers of black women lawyers: results from the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Survey / by David B. Wilkins and Bryon Fong
    Section II. Comparative studies: Workplace engagement and the glass ceiling: the experience of black professionals / by Ella Washington, Ellyn Bass, & Shane McFeely
    Authenticity in the workplace: an African American perspective / by Patricia Faison Hewlin & Anna-Maria Broomes
    Feeling connected: the importance of engagement, authenticity, and relationships in the careers of diverse professionals / by Stacy Blake-Beard, Laura Morgan Roberts, Beverly Edgehill, & Ella Washington
    Section III. Phenomenological studies: the lived experience: Views from the other side: black professionals perceptions of diversity management / by Adia Harvey Wingfield
    Overcoming barriers to developing and retaining diverse talent in healthcare professions / by Laura Morgan Roberts, Stacy Blake-Beard, Stephanie Creary, Beverly Edgehill and Sakshi Ghai
    From c-suite to start-ups: an illusion of inclusion / by Toigo Foundation (Nancy Sims, Sue Toigo, Maura Allen & Toni Cornelius)
    Rough waters of resistance: black instructional coaches impacted by implicit bias / by Michelle Smith Macchia & Kisha Porcher
    A million gray areas: how two friends crossed paths professionally and personally and mutually enhanced their understanding of relationships of race, gender, class and power / by Kathryn Fraser and Karen Samuels
    African American women as change agents in the white academy: pivoting the margin via grounded theory / by Muriel E. Shockley and Elizabeth L. Holloway
    The transformational impact of black women/womanist theologians leading intergroup dialogue in liberation work of the oppressed and the oppressor / by Tawana Davis
    Psychodynamics of black authority
    sentience and sellouts: ol' skool civil rights and woke Black Lives Matter / by Diane Forbes Berthoud, Flora Taylor, and Zachary Green
    Section IV. Theorizing black leadership: Is D&I about us?: how inclusion practices undermine black advancement and how to design for real inclusion / by Valerie Purdie-Greenaway & Martin N. Davidson
    The glass cliff: African American CEOs as crisis leaders / by Lynn Perry Wooten & Erika Hayes James
    When black leaders leave: costs and consequences / by Kecia Thomas, Aspen J. Robinson, Laura Provolt, and B. Lindsay Brown
    Blacks leading whites: how mutual and dual (ingroup and outgroup) identification affect inequality / by Lumumba Seegars and Lakshmi Ramarajan
    Managing diversity, managing blackness?: an intersectional critique of diversity management practices / by Courtney L. McCluney & Verónica Caridad Rabelo
    Uncovering the hidden face of affinity fraud: race-based predatory bias, social identity and the need for inclusive leadership / by Audrey Murrell, Ray Jones, & Jennifer Petrie
    Section V. The future: lessons for the next generation of leaders: Ujima: lifting as we climb to develop the next generation of African American leaders / by Lynn Wooten, Shannon Polk, and Whitney Williams
    Conclusion: Intersection of race, work, and leadership: lessons in advancing black leaders / by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo.
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