By David A. Thomas
This article examines the relationship among company tradition and the development of individuals of color. It profiles minority executives at 3 diversified corporations who've conquer limitations all through their careers, and descriptions the standards that correspond to the development of minority executives.
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A Study of Minority Executive Development and Advancement The focus of our book is on the lessons that can be learned from the career experiences of successful minority executives. S. companies whose identities we have disguised. The minority executives included African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans. For comparison purposes, we also conducted equally in-depth studies of thirty-four other white and minority executives and non-executives from the same three companies. The three companies were selected for a number of reasons.
Our families have been with us throughout the ups and downs of this project. M. M. after full days of writing. Neither she nor Jack's wife, Marilyn, begrudged us the time or the passion we gave to this project. Our children, too, made the sacrifice of time in support of this work. Perhaps the only consolation is that what we have learned may contribute to their generation's inheritance of a world better able to remove the barriers to equal opportunity. B. DUBOIS (1903) A reflective look at the social history of the United States almost a full century after W.
I kept suggesting that they give me one of those rich territories, downtown with all these corporate accounts, one of those real choice ones. " Finally this hip white guy, Steven Berg, became my sales manager. He was a Jewish guy who turned out to be from Brooklyn. He gave me the territory I asked for and I crushed them, all the targets. In total, I was third out of fifteen hundred sales reps nationwide. I was number one in my region. Despite such success, Richardson encountered trouble getting promoted to the next level at Gant.
Breaking through: the making of minority executives in corporate America by David A. Thomas