Friday, February 20, 2009

Diversity is not a problem, but a blessing Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age by Juana Bordas (Author)

A Must-Read for Today's Leader, May 21, 2007
By Leyna Bernstein "Pop Culture maven" (Berkeley, CA USA) - See all my reviews Juana Bordas' Salsa, Soul and Spirit belongs on the book shelf of every forward-thinking leader, management expert and leadership trainer. In compelling, personal language, she makes the case for the development of new leadership practices that reflect the realities of today's multicultural society. In challenging times when it is easy to feel discouraged by the divisions and "isms" of politics and social ills, the author shines a light on a new path of hope and collaboration. This book should find its way quickly into the required reading lists of leadership programs across the country and beyond. Comment Permalink

Essential Leadership Principles for a Multicultural World, May 21, 2007
By David Perkins (Santa Fe, NM USA) - See all my reviews Salsa, Soul, and Spirit is one of the most timely, relevant and up-lifting books I've read in recent memory. It should be read and studied by everyone from the President down to the grassroots community activist. In a country deeply divided by red state/blue state animosities, culture wars and "hot button" issues like immigration policy, Bordas shows us the way forward. She argues persuasively that the idea of a New Social Covenant and the leadership practices summarized in her Eight Principles of Multicultural Leadership are not theoritical and optional but are essential if America is to fully address its plethora of social ills and reach its full potential.

After reading this book my concept of "leadership" will never be the same. Bordas' simple yet profound insight is that all positive social change begins with leadership and her choice of examples from the Black, Latino and American Indian communities is truly enlightening. Comment Permalink

From Margaret J. Wheatley - Leadership and the New Science, May 19, 2007
J. Bordas "—Margaret J. Wheatley –... - See all my reviews Praise for Salsa, Soul, and Spirit "This wonderful book made me want to dance with joy. In Western society, we suffer from a loss of community and spirit because we're so disconnected. American Indian, Latino and African American cultures have never forgotten that we need to be together, and that diversity is not a problem, but a blessing. May this book lead you to discover what we've been missing-- each other." Product Link: Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age Comment (1) Permalink

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