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Chapter 8Building the Platform for Change

Phase I of the technology for creating an inclusion breakthrough focuses on identifying, developing, and aligning resources and positioning the effort for implementation. It is the time for finding allies and partners and for laying the groundwork for change. In many ways, the most difficult part of the effort occurs before ever moving to the Phase I action items (see Table 5). Whether as an individual or as a group, taking the career-threatening risk of standing up and advocating for change requires a great deal of courage. That is what is required before real change can begin.

POSITION THE EFFORT TO BE A WAY OF LIFE

Change can start anywhere in an organization: in middle management, among line ...

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