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The Glass Closet: Why Coming out is Good Business

The Glass Closet: Why Coming out is Good Business

Author: Lord John Browne (of Madingley)
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'I wish I had been brave enough to come out earlier in my tenure as CEO of BP. I regret it to this day. I know that if I had done so I would have made more of an impact for other gay men and women. With The Glass Closet, I hope to give some of them the courage to make an impact of their own.' Whether you're lesbian, gay, transgender or straight, John Browne's message is simple and clear, it's better for you and it's better for business when you bring your authentic self to work. Drawing on his personal experiences and the experience of other gay and lesbian business leaders, and by investigating the research and the social contexts, The Glass Closet strives to give courage and inspire the LGBT community that despite the risks involved, self-disclosure is best for employees and for the businesses that support them. Every CEO, every HR Manager, every team leader - anyone who is responsible for the culture and success of their business should read The Glass Closet. And for anyone fearful or lacking the confidence to bring their true self into work every day, this book was written for you.
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Within the pages of John Browne's The Glass Closet you will find the most important lesson for the modern business world - being true to yourself brings success.


"'A book of unflinching honesty and lasting social value'" Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP "'The Glass Closet by John Browne is a brave and fascinating book that shows how businesses can lead the way in promoting gay rights and why being yourself is best for business and for you.'" Martha Lane Fox, Founder

Author description

Edmund John Philip Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, is past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was group Chief Executive of BP until his resignation on 1 May 2007. Since 2001, he has been a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He is the author of Seven Elements That Have Changed the World, an examination of the role of seven scientific elements in history.

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General Fields

  • : 9780753555323
  • : Ebury Press
  • : W H Allen
  • : April 2014
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Paperback
  • : Lord John Browne (of Madingley)
  • : 650.08664