What does it take to navigate the modern-day world of the American workplace as a Black man?
Jamar H bert has lived the journey as a corporate leader, community activist, and family man, rising through the ranks of the Fortune 500 and all too often finding himself The Only Black Man in the Room.
Whether in the corporate boardroom, the operating room, or City Hall, it's a common experience for successful African-American leaders, many of whom are profiled in these pages. The book asks, "What does it take to navigate a world that wasn't built for people of color? And what should every leader-White or Black-know in order to build a strong, inclusive, and diverse workplace?"
Readers of all backgrounds will come away with a deeper perspective on:
● Navigating the minefield of race in the workplace.
● Secrets of high achievers who have successfully risen to the top of their professions, without sacrificing their identities.
● Tips to "own the room" and approach your challenges with confidence.
● Strategies to continue learning, developing, and building welcoming workplaces for diverse teams.
In this fast-paced reflection on his rise and lessons learned along the way, Jamar shares reflections from his personal journey and concrete actionable steps that others can take to ensure their long-term success and happiness when they find themselves The Only Black Man in the Room.