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"From the first time I heard Dr. Steve Robbins, I knew I could listen and learn from him over and over and over! ... Dr. Steve Robbins is a true ROCK STAR!" - LaTricia Hill-Chandler, CDE, Office of Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc.From incomparable storyteller and beloved diversity and inclusion expert, Steve L. Robbins, comes the 10th Anniversary Edition of his classic book, What If?, 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 behavioral science and cognitive neuroscience, Robbins explores unconscious bias in many of its forms, including: availability bias, confirmation bias, anchoring bias and others. With his signature humor, these weighty but important topics are addressed with great insight, care and humility. The result is an unpretentious guide for individuals and organizations that will help break down defenses and shine a helpful light on human behavior in a world filled with differences.
About the Author
A powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell, Dr. Steve L. Robbins delivers keynotes and workshops around the world to a variety of audiences on issues of human behavior. The inclusive power of his message, borne out of a lifetime of deeply impactful experiences, is why organizations like Walmart, Coca-cola, Disney, Pixar, Hulu, NASA, US Navy, Microsoft, Michelin, Dow, Daimler-Benz and numerous others call on Steve to inspire, educate and prepare their people for the exciting challenges of a dynamic and diverse 21st century environment.
"Dr. Robbins' knowledge of the human brain, human behavior, 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 starting at the top with our Senior Level Executives! Dr. Steve Robbins is a true ROCK STAR!"—LaTricia Hill-Chandler, CDE, Office of Global Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Walmart, Inc.
"Dr. Steve Robbins will have you viewing the glass of life completely differently and from all angles by challenging you to think more lightly about yourself and more deeply about the world. His incredible sense of humor, exceptional storytelling, deep knowledge and captivating personal story enables you to grow as a person, professional and leader. In the end, there is no choice but to become more enlightened by his teachings."—R. Matt Davis, President, Dow North America & Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs
"Robbins' powerful message and storytelling reminds us of the importance of an inclusive work environment. Backed by a deep knowledge of behavioral science, he reminds and encourages us to always be mindful of our employee's basic needs - to be part of a team and to be valued."—Karina Norr-McPhillips, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP, Human Resources, Northwell Health
"Steve is an artful storyteller who blends a witty delivery with compelling content to drop serious knowledge about the neuroscience of unconscious bias and its effects in an insightful and memorable way. He's revolutionizing the way corporations approach inclusion & diversity programs by challenging us to rethink everything we thought we knew about this work - ultimately leading to a paradigm shift from compliance mandates to results-oriented transformational change."—Kevin J. Frazier, Senior Director, Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart Inc.
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He adds tips and suggestions for putting key learning into action, ending each chaper with questions, an assignment to inspire you to be more open-minded and to discover how the ideas presented in the book might apply to your daily life and work at home.—Office Pro
This workshop-in-a-book is designed to get leaders, managers, human resource professionals and employees thinking, talking, sharing, and leveraging everyone's perspectives, talents, and experience for the good of the organization.—Incentive
If you're interested in more information on how you or your company can become more aware of your subtle biases and how to change them, consider Robbins' book "What If?"—USA Today