Breaking the Silence Habit (Paperback)
A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781523087402, 216pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (2/25/2020)
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, employees and leaders are struggling with how to respond to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment. Most approaches simply emphasize knowing and complying with existing laws. But people need more than lists of dos and don'ts--they need to learn how to navigate this uncertain, emotionally charged terrain. Sarah Beaulieu provides a new skills-based approach to addressing sexual harassment prevention and response in the workplace, including using underdeveloped skills like empathy, situational awareness, boundary setting, and intervention.
Beaulieu outlines a five-part framework for having conversations about sexual harassment: Know the Facts; Feel Uncomfortable; Get Curious, Not Furious; See the Whole Picture; and Embrace Practical Questions. By embracing these conversations, we can break the cycle of avoidance and silence that makes our lives and workplaces feel volatile and unsafe. Grounded in storytelling, humor, and dozens of real-life scenarios, this book introduces the idea of uncomfortable conversation as the core skill required to enable everyone to bring their full talent and contributions to safe and respectful workplaces.
About the Author
Praise For Breaking the Silence Habit: A Practical Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations in the #MeToo Workplace…
—Jeffrey Saviano, Global Tax Innovation Leader, Ernst & Young; Connection Science Fellow, MIT; and host of the Better Innovation podcast
“An indispensable guide to the power of conversation in the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. A must-read.”
—Kate Murtagh, Chief Compliance Officer, Harvard Management Company
“Not only does Beaulieu have a vision for organizational cultures that are free of harassment, she’s provided a road map for getting there.”
—Amy Gallo, author of HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
“Sarah and Breaking the Silence Habit are indispensable resources in any entrepreneurial journey.”
—Danny Warshay, Executive Director, Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Brown University