The Loudest Duck

Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
Letto da: Lisa Rothe
Durata: 4 ore e 17 min
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Here is a business fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from difference.

In today's modern workplace,s with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges - whether you're a team-member or a business leader.

Different cultures teach different values, and we carry those values throughout adulthood and into the office environment. Understanding the cultural and gender viewpoints of our colleagues is a major key to healthy, conflict-free work environments.

This fable takes its name from a Chinese children's parable about how "the loudest duck gets shot". It's a parable that contrasts with the American idiom "the squeaky wheel gets the grease". Comparing the two, it's clear that different cultures teach different views, and those views often translate into distinct ways of doing business. In today's global business world, understanding each other - where we come from and what we're taught - is more important than ever.

The Loudest Duck uses an entertaining story to share important lessons about why diversity efforts are bound to fail unless we really understand how we unconsciously respond to difference and how to move to beyond it.

©2009 Laura A. Liswood (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • cheri
  • 02/11/2018

Unexpected and Eye Opening

When I first started listening, I a white female who is tired or being told it was easier for me because I am white as people don’t know my personal journey, had a bias and was initially turned off believing it was just another book to say I had it easier. I was wrong. The author showed me my bias and told me it was ok it was who I am. Knowing about my bias is what matters. When I re-listened aware of my bias I learned so much more. She had an effective and unique way of explaining why we are they way we are and giving examples. Must listen a couple times.

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  • Generale
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  • DavidTvE
  • 13/06/2015

Super reminder of cognitive diversity

It's good to hold up the fact that diversity is not only about being diverse. The Noah's Ark metaphor and Grandma are really useful.

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  • Charlie :)
  • 09/03/2020

Such a major let down

I have been looking for a great book on diversity for a corporate book club. I really wanted this to be the book. (It still may be) I was extremely let down by the narrow view of the author to use male or white males almost every time she wanted to show an example of negative behavior. It became almost a joke between some of reviewing the book. It was like a choose your adventure to bashing the corporate male. There is little to no discussion as to population, historical growth (IE the growing number of women going to a completing universities). 15-20 years ago when when many of our current top executive were entering the US workforce there was a lack of candidates who were minority and/or women. This is changing and will continue to change as the amount of qualified candidates inter the arena. This book does not in my option is very narrow in focus and does not take a global view and also lacks diverse examples which is shocking being it is a book on diversity.

Real bummer!

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  • Evelyn Pollard
  • 22/03/2019

Perfect for group discussions

Read as team at work and discussed by chapter. Eye opening and thought provoking. Quick read.

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  • Christopher Pyle
  • 03/07/2018

unashamed addressing of issues

I respect the author presenting the issue and not letting up with regard to making her point. It was straight forward without excuses or whining.

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  • Dissapointed.mom
  • 13/09/2017

Good examples of natural bias

Would like specific workshop ideas or activities to help people accept bias not as an accusation, but as a realization of a diverse workforce.