Summary: How do you view the world and others you work with, live with, pass on the street? Are youan Assimilationist who believes that everyone should just become a regular American? A Culturalcentrist who believes that a person's race or ethnicity is central to their personal and public identity? A Meritocratist who believes that if you have the abilities and work hard enough, you can make your dreams come true regardless of race or culture? Or are you a Victim/Caretaker wh ...show moreo believes that because of prejudice, you will never succeed? Are you Colorblind, believing that we are all the same under our skin? These are just five of the ten "lenses" leading business consultant Mark Williams has developed to profile how people "view" race, culture and ethnicity in their world
For corporations, civic institutions, individuals -- these ten lenses provide easily accessible and recognizable profiles of people's belief systems that affect how they interact with others in the workplace and in society.
One Song, Many Voices introduces the 11th lens. The 11th lens joins the highest expression of each of the 10 lenses in harmony and strives to govern our community and organizational behavior in accordance with this higher framework. Working from the 11th lens, we can practice responsible life actions that make businesses, communities and societies stronger.