Going All-In on Diversity & Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook is for law firm leaders who want to lead on inclusiveness to make diversity sustainable so the firm can realize all of the benefits of a diverse workforce. Unlike traditional diversity efforts, inclusiveness initiatives require firm leaders to go “All-In,” meaning:
- a full commitment by leaders plus action to uncover hidden barriers to success (“My-In”),
- gaining the “Buy-In” of others in the firm, and
- making diversity and inclusion a part of the DNA of the organization through structural changes (“Tie-In”).
This playbook for leaders inclues new tools for uncovering the hidden issues keeping law firms from making progress with respect to diversity.
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Praise for Going ‘All-In’
“Whether your firm needs to reinvigorate its diversity and inclusion efforts or take first steps, this book provides highly useful strategies and tools for firm leaders to make the most of their personal involvement while driving progress for the organization. I can’t recommend it – and Kathleen – highly enough.” Benjamin Wilson, Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, D.C.
“Kathleen Nalty’s Going All-In on Diversity & Inclusion is a must read for any law firm leader. It’s a practical, how-to guide to evaluating your firm’s performance on diversity and inclusion goals, identifying the hidden barriers that are impeding talent development and addressing the concerns of skeptics. The checklists, scorecards and sample action plans make creating a comprehensive strategy a realistic, instead of daunting task. The Going All In approach is helping our firm move beyond traditional efforts and get to the next level – where diversity is widely embraced as a business opportunity and fully integrated into our approach to client service.” Robyn Minter Smyers, Partner-In-Charge, Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, Ohio Office
“This book is a ‘must read’ for all Managing Partners who are truly committed to improving results in their diversity and inclusion initiatives. Kathleen Nalty provides a clear and concise map of how to move from ‘lip service’ to ‘real change.’ This is a book which I will keep on my desk as an ongoing resource.” David Rubin, Managing Partner, Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
“Kathleen Nalty’s book, ‘Going All-In on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook,’ provided a roadmap for me in making the business case to my partners for greater inclusion at our firm. The book also provides many ideas for concrete steps that firms can take in their efforts to improve inclusion.” John McGuiness, Executive Principal, The Groom Law Group, Washington, D.C.