Barnes & Noble, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd., will host a book signing on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring local author and national diversity expert, Eric Ellis. His new book is titled, “Diversity Conversations.”
Below is information about the book provided in a release:
Diversity Conversations was written with the goal of reducing the amount of conflict that exists between people who have dramatically different points of view.
Ellis views the recent national, emotionally charged, political discourse as just one example of how woefully under prepared we are as a nation to engage in productive conversation with people who have different perspectives. This book is viewed as part story and part recipe for finding common ground.
Diversity Conversations challenges readers to manage their personal beliefs and biases, recognize the legitimacy of opposing perspectives, and find common ground.
This book encourages personal growth through examining the conversations we have on diversity with ourselves, those who are like us and those who are different. A balance of real-life experiences, useful research, and practical tips are presented that enable readers to become more thoughtful when facing diversity conflicts.
“This is an honest book, loaded with learnings and insights expressed in real-world terms,” John E. Pepper, former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble. “It will be a rare reader who leaves this book without being more aware of his or her own beliefs and better able to appreciate those of others and, as a result, being able to live a more satisfying life.”
The book has been released by Integrity Publishing and is available through www.amazon.com.
Ellis is president and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation, a management consulting firm in West Chester specializing in diversity, inclusion and other organizational development services. He has provided strategic diversity solutions for organizational leaders at companies like Toyota Motors Mfg. (TEMA), Honda, The U.S Air Force, Plante & Moran and Lexmark for more than 25 years.
Ellis has also recently developed a music company, Positive Message Music, which has the mission of encouraging young music artists to focus on producing uplifting messages that would distinguish it from today’s mainstream music.