Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

by Howard J. Ross

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To be human is to be biased. From this simple truth, nationally recognized diversity expert Howard J. Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years of diversity consulting, Ross helps readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and, particularly, our daily work lives. And, he answers the question: “Is there anything we can do about it?” by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. Originally published in 2014, the updated edition draws new examples from today’s headlines such as the #me too Movement, police shootings, and bias in the ever more partisan Trump era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538142295
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 148,445
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Howard J. Ross, a lifelong social justice advocate and founding partner of the nationally recognized diversity consulting firm Cook Ross, Inc., is the author of Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance (2011), Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Bias in our Everyday Lives and Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart (Barrett Koehler, 2018) His work has been published by the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Forbes, and he has worked with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. He resides in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Blinded by the Light of Our Bias

Chapter One
If You are Human, You are Biased

Chapter Two
Thinking about Thinking

Chapter Three
The Many Faces of Bias

Chapter Four
Life, Death and Unconscious Bias on a Rainy Night

Chapter Six
Like Water for the Fish: Networks of Bias in Everyday Life

Chapter Seven
Shifting to Neutral: How We Can Learn to Disengage from Bias

Chapter Eight
Incubators of Consciousness: Creating More Conscious Organizations

A Brave New World, A Grand New Journey




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