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Real Wins

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529359664

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 25th November 2021

Genre: Economics, Finance, Business & Management


An inspirational and practical approach to inclusive leadership and the universal benefits of creating a diverse team.

Michelle Moore is a powerful voice championing a unique brand of unapologetic, yet compassionate activism for positive change in race, gender and social bias found in business, sport, government and education. In Real Wins she uses her own experience in sport and leadership, as well as interviews with world-class athletes and leaders, to challenge stereotypes and tired assumptions and show anyone who feels held back by the colour of their skin, the shape of their body or their social background, how to create their own winning formula and to succeed on their own terms. At the same time she presents a clear guide for leaders of all types of organisations about how to meaningfully address the systematic structures of oppression and outlines the real gains to had from fostering equity and equality.

Real Wins sets out easy to follow and proven strategies for dealing with 8 key challenges that commonly face many minority groups. Packed with eye opening examples and exploring issues of power, privilege and visibility, the audiobook charts the harsh realities of being ‘different’ and the impact of calling out injustice. While using examples of people from marginalized communities who became the outliers in their fields, the ‘First of Difference’, the audiobook will inspire, engage and encourage listeners to stand in their own truth.

Michelle’s experience as both an athlete and leader allows her to use the power of sport on the global stage as an inspiring catalyst for broader social change, with examples from Serena Williams, Caster Semanya, Katrina Johnson-Thompson, Jessica Ennis Hill and Dame Kelly Holmes.

Throughout the audiobook Michelle offers a progressive brand of conscious leadership for a new age of sport and business, where human capital is seen and valued and where we are all teachers and students alike. Michelle presents useful ways to resist stereotypes, including imagined scenarios and conversations in the workplace, and concrete strategies for recruiting and managing diverse teams. Each chapter concludes with practical actions which have been tried and tested in her work with organisations such as UEFA, The NBA, Ernst & Young, Adidas and Cambridge University.

Accessible, engaging, and challenging, Real Wins is a highly practical guide to the different types of activism you can use as part of your own self-leadership journey. With a raft of compelling stories and experiences it will champion the power of difference and ultimately turn the concept of winning on its head.

(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Reviews

Michelle's formidable passion and thought-provoking style of leadership has helped redefine organisations in business and sport for several years. Her long awaited book will not only inspire but challenge your way of thinking to bring out the best version of you.
Denise Lewis OBE, Olympic heptathlon gold medallist
Lays bare truths that will help people to become the inclusive colleagues, leaders and community members that the world needs right now. Brace yourself and dive in.
John Amaechi OBE, organisational psychologist, and Founder of APS Intelligence
Addresses what it means to be minoritized Black people in leadership positions, in the 21st century. Elegantly written, intelligent and accessible, it's a manual to support us not just to survive, but also to thrive.
Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE
Change your life, views and old perceptions to unearth your ability to lead
Colin Salmon, Actor
Navigate identity, inequality and success to run your own race
Eni Aluko, Sporting Director, Angel City Football Club and former professional footballer
A powerful and refreshingly honest account of what conscious leadership in the 21st century should look like
Professor Ben Carrington, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
An important and exciting book that is truly of its time
Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE, Olympic hockey gold and bronze medallist, former England Captain
An invaluable resource for anyone wishing to understand and to bridge the gap between easily made statements of intent about fairness and the real, lived experiences of too many people
Chris Grant, former CEO, Sported and independent board member, Sport England
Exactly what we need right now. Empowers us to lead with dignity, emotional intelligence and to embrace our unique identities. Fabulous!
Reshmin Chowdhury, English sports journalist, broadcaster and event host, BT Sport, Talksport and the BBC
Filled with fascinating insights on identity, leadership and sport that will leave you challenged, uplifted and inspired to take action in new ways.
Ebony Rainford-Brent, World Cup winning cricketer, TV and radio broadcaster, Director of Surrey County Cricket Club
A powerful and nurturing book and voice in the world of sport
Derek A. Bardowell, author of No Win Race
A must read for anyone seeking an authentic leadership journey
Tunji Akintokun MBE, business leader and philanthropist
Essential reading to enhance and unleash your leadership potential
Ama Agbeze MBE, International Netball player, commonwealth gold medallist, former England Netball Captain
A timely call to action for anyone and everyone leading or wishing to lead in the global sport industry and beyond
David Grevemberg CBE, global sports leader and innovator