• Lead Like an Ally

  • A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion
  • By: Julie Kratz
  • Narrated by: Julie Kratz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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By: Julie Kratz
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Publisher's Summary

Lead Like an Ally facilitates positive change by including six leadership strategies, such as clean up the culture, stretch talent equally, establish ally networks, manage meeting behavior, promote belonging, and measure success.

Leaders - now, more than ever before - are wrestling with how to attract and retain diverse talent and be inclusive leaders. Despite the best of intentions, very few organizations are reaching their equality goals, even those deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. 

Leaders have the biggest impact on culture, yet they need tools to do this. This audiobook provides proven strategies, teaching leaders how to be inclusive with its companion manager tool kit to facilitate sustained success. 

Here's how Lead Like an Ally helps:

  • Teaches leaders how to be inclusive through an entertaining fable
  • Provides a window into the woman’s journey through corporate America and the unique challenges women face 
  • Facilitates inclusive cultures with proven strategies for positive change 
  • Includes a manager tool kit and checklist to take action right away
©2020 Julie Kratz (P)2019 Julie Kratz

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This is an Inclusion Must READ!!

Lead Like an Ally gives a real life perspective of the challenges women still face in the workplace. Julie walks us through approaches companies can take to ensure they are creating environments of belonging and ones where everyone can be their WHOLE selves.

This book is for anyone who is wanting to learn how to become a sounding board and strong ally for women in the workplace. This book is for CEOs, Presidents, and leaders of companies that want to ensure they are taking steps to clean up their culture, stretch talent equally, promote belonging, and ensure they are measuring TRUE success equally.

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Great tips on inclusive leadership over a personal narrative that hits home

An excellent and easy to digest approach to modern and inclusive leadership with practical tools to improve personal performance and team performance. I enjoyed the lighthearted approach to a lot of familiar situations and the relative ‘easy reading’ style applied to this important topic.

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A must read for everyone

Love the structure of the book: presented material, story-rich and filled with data points and evocative “candid conversations” with specific suggestions on how to engage. I’ve needed this book! Oddly, the last story in the book says (paraphrasing) I don’t want my daughter to have to wait till she’s 67 to experience equality. I just passed that year. If only I had experienced it before now. Well, the equality jury is still out, trying to decide what to have for lunch. But it’s a whole lot better than the days when the telephone techs would call up their buddies when someone had on a low cut blouse. Still. The rate of pay hovers right around 78 cents for n the dollar for white women compared with a white man doing the same job. And I’m hearing rumblings that affirmative action might go away. (And … just take a step back little lady, and don’t bother your pretty little head about it.) Anyway. Thanks for this interesting, purposeful, and useful work. I streamed through it, listening on Audible and reading on Kindle so I could highlight and leave notes. Now I want to read it all again!

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Practical, well reasoned advice - everyone should listen to this book

Highly recommend. A great listen on a Sunday afternoon after a particularly difficult work week. This book helped me prepare for an honest conversation
about allyship with my manager, and prompted me to reach out to the other senior female leader on our team to dispense with tug of war bias and support each other as allies. Thank you, perfect timing.

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A great storyline which delivers concrete suggestion and provides valuable resources for improving DEI at any organization.

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Raw, cutting edge look at inclusive strategy

Pairing this listen with the resources available through Julie's website has allowed me a stronger confidence in my work as an ally within my own workplace. Lead Like an Ally challenged my assumptions and provided me a chance to review my behavior with past coworkers in terms of my leadership approaches. Julie's storytelling is easy to digest and realistic, as are her resources and advice. I would strongly recommend both this book and the associated website resources to leaders and growth-driven executives. Inclusive practices must be at the forefront of business as we move forward to the next normal.

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You can't help but want to BE an ally!

Amazing story with practical tips for a diverse workplace! Worth the read and very effective!

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Loved reading ‘Leading like an Ally’.

It’s a pragmatic view of the numerous biases that exists in all of us that prevents equality. It gives the reader an excellent insight into the micro inequalities experienced in the workplace and the need for leaders to become more inclusive in their behaviours and leadership styles. Brilliantly brought to life through the eyes of Jane a young, ambitious, middle class, white women who tell her story about how the role of allies, sponsors and coaches both male and female helped her navigate the many micro inequalities that she had experienced, without whom she would not have succeeded in a world built by men for men.