From Intent to Impact: The 5 Dualities of Diversity and Inclusion is a business memoir by Monica Diaz,. She discusses her personal and professional life as she gives advice on how to be progressive in various corporate sectors. Monica Diaz shares memorable moments in her life while leveraging humor to give the book a warm and inviting feel. This book will educate readers and entertain them. In addition, the author provides tips that will come in handy in different areas of life.
The author starts the book by discussing identity in diversity. This part of the book is fundamental as it gives sense to every other topic discussed in the book. As a reader, you are made to reflect on your character, question your identity and understand unknown parts of yourself. Monica Diaz’s words are relatable to readers from minority groups, as the author perfectly captures what most minorities experience. This chapter is also excellent as it helps one understand how different everyone is.
The author then introduces the reader to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), explaining in detail the terms and taking the reader through every crucial step in diversity and inclusion. She uses research and individual experience to further explain the significance of diversity and inclusion and its impact in different settings. Reading this book was a delight as the author uses common examples to bring the point home.
In this informative book you not only get lessons on leadership but are also enlightened on ethnicity, politics, and the corporate world. Monica Diaz writes without concealing hard truths. She is candid in her writing, adding gusto and zeal. The author understands what the reader wants to read and delves more profound in every topic.
From Intent to Impact: The 5 Dualities of Diversity and Inclusion is an excellent read for individuals climbing the career ladder and hoping to get into leadership. The author shares practical examples and gives logical answers to readers’ questions. The 5 dualities Monica Diaz wrote about were Connect and Learn, Think and Know, Pain and Possibility, Risk and Invest, and Perform and Innovate. There are gems in the form of corporate advice in the chapters that discuss the aforementioned dualities. Other chapters that stood out for me discussed leadership impact and the ethnic label dilemma. Overall, Monica Diaz’s book can be described as engaging and informative.
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