Busboys Books Presents: Use Your Difference to Make a Difference by Tayo Rockson

Busboys Books Presents: Use Your Difference to Make a Difference by Tayo Rockson

Date and Time

Sep 4, 2019 6:30 pm

Location

Anacostia

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Description:

This event is free to the public, no tickets required. Seats are first come, first served. Full menu and bar will be available for purchase throughout the event. Books will be for sale in the bookstore. 

Become more culturally competent in an increasingly diverse world

Recent years have seen dramatic changes to several institutions worldwide. Our increasingly interconnected, digitized, and globalized world presents immense opportunities and unique challenges. Modern businesses and schools interact with individuals and organizations from a diverse range of cultural and national backgrounds—increasing the likelihood for miscommunication, errors in strategy, and unintended consequences in the process. This has also spilled into our daily lives and the way we consume information today. Understanding how to navigate these and other pitfalls requires adaptability, nuanced cross-cultural communication, and effective conflict resolution. Use Your Difference to Make a Difference provides readers with a skills-based, actionable plan that transforms differences into agents of inclusiveness, connection, and mutual understanding.

This innovative and timely guide illustrates how to leverage differences to move beyond unconscious biases, manage a culturally-diverse workplace, create an environment for more tolerant schooling environments, more trusted media, communicate across borders, find and retain diverse talent, and bridge the gap between working locally and expanding globally. Expert guidance on a comprehensive range of topics—teamwork, leadership styles, information sharing, delegation, supervision, giving and receiving feedback, coaching and motivation, recruiting, managing suppliers and customers, and more—helps you manage the essential aspects of international relationships and cultural awareness. This valuable resource contains the indispensable knowledge required to:

  • Develop self-awareness needed to be a cross-cultural communicator
  • Develop content, messaging techniques, marketing plans, and business strategies that translate across cultural borders
  • Help your employees to better understand and collaborate with clients and colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Help teachers build safe environments for students to be themselves
  • Strengthen cross-cultural competencies in yourself, your team, and your entire organization
  • Understand the cultural, economic, and political factors surrounding our world

Use Your Difference to Make a Difference is a must-have resource for any educator, parent, leader, manager, or team member of an organization that interacts with co-workers and customers from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Tayo Rockson is a writer, speaker, and consultant who runs UYD Management - a strategic leadership and consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. As someone who has lived in 5 countries and 4 continents, he is an authority on communicating effectively across cultures. He also hosts the popular As Told By Nomads podcast which features conversations with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, entrepreneurs and multicultural individuals who are leaders in business, culture, education and global affairs.

He has spoken at TEDx multiple times, the World Bank, United Nations Foundation among many other places and his work has been seen on NowThis News, BuzzFeed, Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc. as well as Global Living Magazine. He was recently named a top millennial influencer to watch in 2018 by New Theory Mag and his Art of Diplomacy TED Talk was called one of the 11 TED Talks that will make you a better entrepreneur by 99designs along with the likes of Simon Sinek, Mel Robbins and the late John Wooden.

He regularly works on projects involving leadership, branding and cross-cultural communication. His book Use Your Difference To Make A Difference which is based on how to connect and communicate in a cross-cultural world is scheduled to come out in the fall of 2019.

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