Whistling Vivaldi should be ready by every leader or want-to-be leader in Corporate America. At its core, it is a book about how our stereotypes impact us.
Most conversations about stereotypes are about how our stereotypes are projected on others. This book is about the impact of the stereotypes on the person being stereotyped. It is about how female math scholars are impacted by the stereotype that women aren’t as good at math as men.
The information is eye-opening and will provide leaders with a better understanding of what their teams are dealing with when it comes to the stereotypes that they are a part of. They are impacted by the stereotype even if there isn’t anyone else present to stereotype them. When you come to realize this, you realize that it isn’t just your job to ensure a diverse workplace. It is also your job to understand the stereotype pressures that people face and how these impact their ability to do their job.