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Book Of The Week Inside The Office

Book of the Week – Actions Speak Louder

A wagging tongue doesn’t get things done. That’s why Deanna Singh, Chief Change Agent at Flying Elephant and the author of “Actions Speak Louder: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace,” turns speech into action. Her book is designed for teams to come together to create a plan designed to foster real change relating to diversity and equality.

What is your book about?

Are you tired of hollow promises about diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization? Do you want to take steps towards real change—beyond issuing mission statements, signing checks and holding listening sessions—but don’t know where to start? This book is your answer. It’s time to gather your team to read Actions Speak Louder. It offers a comprehensive blueprint for leaders and teams who are ready to turn their energy into a concrete plan.

Topics covered:

  1. Gain buy-in from stakeholders at all levels of your company for DEI initiatives
  2. Design and implement inclusive policies, from writing job advertisements and interviewing to conducting performance reviews
  3. Create a retention plan that considers and prioritizes the needs of underrepresented employees
  4. Train your DEI trainers—these trainers to often thrust into their roles with little instruction or clarity—to audit your “racial climate” and hold you accountable in the future

Why should people read it? Who is the book for?

Actions Speak Louder is a step-by-step guide for managers, teams and DEI leaders. If you’re looking to create impactful, lasting change in your organization, then this book is for you!

Reviews and thoughts from leaders

“Vital and extraordinarily timely, this book is a must-have guide to the real work of creating a safe, inclusive workplace for everyone on your team.” —Michael Barber, Retired Chief Diversity Officer, General Electric

“There is so much joy and hopefulness in this book—you’ll come away knowing that change is possible, no matter how long your company has ‘always done things this way’.” —Laura Huang, author of Edge

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Meet the author

Forbes Magazine describes Deanna Singh as, “A gifted communicator … She’s a champion for marginalized communities and an inspiration to all those who want to be agents of change.” Singh is the Founder and Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant. Flying Elephant is an umbrella organization for four social ventures. They work through spheres of DEI, healthcare, children’s literature and leadership. The four companies work to shift power to marginalized communities. Singh is an award-winning author, educator, business leader and social justice champion. Singh speaks to over 50,000 people annually. She gives audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate and impact the world as agents of change.

Click here for more information on the Flying Elephant!

Interested in more about inclusion? Check out The Four “I’s” – Innovation, Inclusion, Impact and Ipshita Mandal-Johnson.

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