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Free Resources

The below resources are based on our core values of
Shame-Free, True Inclusion, Evidence-Based, Curiosity, Action.

Bookmark this page for regular updates of resources from the field of organizational inclusion and strategy.

Shame-Free
Environments

Articles

  • "High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here's How to Create It" by Laura Delizonna - link here

  • "How to Drive Psychological Safety Through Inclusive Leadership" By Brittainy Charette - link here

  • "Psychological Safety Boosts Inclusion" by Wendy Fong - link here

  • "To Excel, Diverse Teams Need Psychological Safety" by Henrik Bresman and Amy C. Edmondson - link here

  • "How Leaders Fake Psychological Safety" by Ron Carucci - link here

  • "Diversity Doesn't Stick Without Inclusion" by Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid - link here

TED Talks

  • "How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative" by Rocío Lorenzo - link here

  • "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brené Brown - link here

Podcasts

  • "Dare to Lead" by Brené Brown

    • "Brené on Shame and Accountability" - link here

    • "Brené on Anxiety, Calm + Over/Under-Functioning" - link here


Books

  • "Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams" by Stefanie K. Johnson - link here

  • "The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth" by Amy C. Edmondson - link here

True Inclusion

Articles

  • "Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter" by David Rock and Heidi Grant - link here

  • "The Power of Listening in Helping People Change" by Guy Itzchakov and Avraham N. Kluger - link here 

  • "Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries" by Jeanine Prime and Elizabeth R. Salib - link here

  • "Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage" by Robert D. Austin and Gary P. Pisano - link here

  • "The Costs of Code-Switching" by Courtney L. McCluney et al. - link here

TED Talks

  • "The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - link here 

  • "How to Build a Company Where the Best Ideas Win" by Ray Dalio - link here

Podcasts

  • "WorkLife with Adam Grant"

    • "How to Love Criticism" - link here

    • "How to Make Inclusion Happen" with Deepa Purushothaman - link here

 

Books

  • "The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy" by Scott E. Page - link here

  • "The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems" by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, and Monique Sternin - link here

Evidence-Based

General

  • "In search of the magic bullet: Results from the Building Audiences for Sustainability Initiative." by The Wallace Foundation - link here

  • "Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters" by McKinsey & Company - link here

US Demographics

  • "Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060" by Jonathan Vespa, Lauren Medina, and David M. Armstrong, Current Population Reports, P25-1144, U.S. Census Bureau - link here

  • "The US will become 'minority white' in 2045, Census projects" by William H. Frey (March 14, 2018) - link here

  • "Megaregion projections 2015 to 2045 with transportation policy implications" by Arthur C. Nelson, Transportation Research Record, 2654(1), 11-19 (2017) - link here

  • "Decolonizing the Colony: Challenges to Systemic Change in the American Art Museum" by Adam McClellan, Journal of Curatorial Studies, 10(2), 202-229 (2021) - link here

  • "Race/ethnicity, place, and art and culture entrepreneurship in underserved communities" by Qingfang Wang and Lara Richardson, Cities, 115, 103243 (2021) - link here

Curiosity

Articles

  • The Business Case for Curiosity" by Francesca Gino - link here

  • "Curiosity At Work: Driver Or Danger?" by David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom - link here

  • "How to Stay Open and Curious in Hard Conversations" by Mónica Guzmán - link here

  • "We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations"
    by Judy Ringer - link here

  • How to develop curiosity in your team" by Clement Verna - link here

  • "Why should your company hire curious people?" by Anna Eisner-Kollmann - link here

​TED Talks

  • "How Curiosity Will Save Us" by Mónica Guzmán - link here

  • "Curiosity Is Your Super Power" by Spencer Harrison and Jon Cohen - link here

 

Podcasts

  • Your SuperPower Curiosity with Spencer Harrison - link here

Books

  • "Seek: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World" by Scott Shigeoka - link here

  • "I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times" by Mónica Guzmán - link here

  • "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know" by Adam Grant - link here

Action

Articles

  • "Why Taking Action Is So Hard" by Lindsay Stockley - link here

  • "Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter - link here

TED Talks

  • COMING SOON...

Podcasts

  • "The Perfection Trap" by Thomas Curran - link here

  • "Getting Unstuck" by Britt Frank - link here

​Books

  • "The Fearless Organization" by Amy C. Edmondson - link here

  • "We Can't Talk About That at Work!" by Mary-Frances Winters - link here

  • "The Inclusion Dividend" by Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan - link here

  • "The Diversity Bonus" by Scott E. Page - link here

Additional Resources

  • 2024 Diversity Holidays - link here

  • ​MORE COMING SOON...

Diaz Inclusion Free Templates & Resources

COMING SOON...

  • IDEA Glossary of Terms

  • Code of Conduct Template

  • IDEA Board Committee Checklist

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