Be Better Than Your BS: How Radical Acceptance Empowers Authenticity and Creates a Workplace Culture of Inclusion (Hardcover)

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A book on DEI in the workplace that speaks not only to executives but to employees at all levels of a company, by award-winning diversity consultant Risha Grant.

DEI consultant and corporate speaker, Risha Grant, shares her practice of learning how to welcome and embrace people’s full humanity, without BS, full stop. What’s BS? It’s bullshit for sure, but more specifically it’s the powerful and often invisible belief systems we’ve been steeped in since birth—the judgment and bias we carry with us that impact our own lives and the many others we encounter every day. Risha teaches us about the inner work and the outer work we need to do to dismantle our “biasphere,” and change how we see ourselves and how we interact with others. The more people are willing to acknowledge and address the biases inherent in their belief systems, the more those biases will dissipate and the better our work environments will become.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Recognize when your BS manifests as “isms” and phobias that follow you to work
  • Cure scarcity mentality, a damaging byproduct of fear
  • Validate other people’s experiences
  • Become a real ally
  • Engage in micro efforts that can effect change on a macro level
  • Create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging for everybody; that is, “get in where you fit in”
  • Abolish groupthink and create space for diverse ideas
  • Design explicit feedback channels
  • Generate truly inclusive policies that people can trust
  • Spot and stop bullying (it doesn’t always look the way you think it does)
  • Understand that equality isn’t equity; the difference leads to everyone getting what they need

About the Author

Risha Grant is the founder & CEO of Risha Grant, LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting, communications, and speaking firm. She’s been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR News, The Financial Times, Glamour magazine UK, Bloomberg Media, and Black Enterprise among others. Risha has received numerous honors such as being named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women Leaders in HR in 2021, one of 40 Top Women Keynote Speakers, the NBA Thunder Changemaker Award in 2020, among others.

Praise For…

“We all win from diversity. Risha Grant makes it easy with her astonishing stories, inspiring conversations, and constant faith in our collective ability to come together and belong to one another. You can find the unexpected on every page because Risha doesn’t miss a moment to teach us all how to ‘do diversity right.’ Be Better Than Your BS will change you, and you’ll love it.” - Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 award-winning executive coach and New York Times best-selling author of The Earned Life, Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Risha’s powerful message about intentionally engaging with people not like you is one I personally needed in my own life. The practical tips she shares in this book on how to do that will make the world a better place for us all to live and work in.” - Rory Vaden, co-founder of Brand Builders Group and New York Times best-selling author of Take the Stairs

“I’ve always believed that leadership is about continuously improving oneself and inspiring others to do the same. Be Better Than Your BS is a powerful guidebook for anyone who wants to embrace this philosophy and become a better leader, a better teammate, and a better human being. Risha Grant’s no-nonsense approach, practical advice, and inspiring stories will challenge you to confront your biases, expand your perspective, and take action toward positive change. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a more inclusive, equitable, and successful workplace.” - Captain Sandy Yawn, author of Be the Calm or Be the Storm and star of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean

“Want to be more unstoppable? Read this powerful book. As Risha Grant makes clear, our very best future depends on rethinking our relationship with others—and bringing more radical acceptance to the world. Her book is your easy way in. Get a copy today.” - Alden Mills, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author of Be Unstoppable and Unstoppable Teams

“Risha Grant elevates and addresses the pain points many of our companies are experiencing in today’s workplace. This book is a succinct and highly practical guide to building a culture of inclusion. I highly recommend it for leaders who want to take their company culture from disconnection to intentional engagement.” - Anton Gunn, best-selling author and former advisor to Barack Obama

“Your company culture dictates your work environment. Need to build trust among your teams? Want your employees to be aware of their unconscious biases? Want your leadership to build policies and systems that support a culture of inclusion? Be Better Than Your BS is the book to guide you to a culture where everyone thrives and belongs.” - Stefanie K. Johnson, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Inclusify

"Humans are a messy bunch—you included. When we can overcome our mess and create a team where everyone feels included, we can achieve things we didn’t think possible at first. Risha Grant’s plainspoken style and personal experiences provide an enlightening path to reflect on your own roots and learn to include others by accepting yourself." - David Burkus, author of Leading from Anywhere

Be Better Than Your BS is a refreshing, bold, and clear-eyed look in the mirror—with author Risha Grant standing right there with you. Risha will have you rethinking bigotry, equity, bias, and more. She’ll also have you laughing. She’ll leave you convinced that the world she describes—where everyone belongs and everyone contributes—is within our communal grasp.” - Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Long Game and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education faculty member

Product Details
ISBN: 9781401969981
ISBN-10: 1401969984
Publisher: Hay House Business
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 257
Language: English