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“An important and insightful book. Why should leaders build a culture of diversity and inclusion? It is imperative that leaders bring out the best in their people and uncover hidden talents to promote innovation. Brenna addresses key issues facing organizations in her book, The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock, and straightforward solutions found in The SEEMA methodology. A must-read for any leader.”
CYNTHIA HARRIS

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, STORMGEO, ★★★★★

“Finally, a book with many concrete tips on how to lead a business with diversity and equality as a guiding star, so that the results are innovation and increased profitability.”
GURO ANGEL GIMSE

STORTING (PARLIAMENTARIAN) REPRESENTATIVE AND LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE WOMEN’S FORUM, ★★★★★

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“Loveleen Brenna has written a timely book on diversity management. Diversity is crucial for a company to keep its competitive advantage in a rapidly changing society because diversity contributes to creating a good corporate culture and increases value creation. Brenna has based diversity on a solid business approach and shows how diversity management contributes to creating value.”
HELGE LEIRO BAASTAD

CEO, GJENSIDIGE INSURANCE ASA, ★★★★★

“The construction business needs diversity at all levels:
to attract talent, to increase the ability to innovate, to understand our customers’ needs and their preferences, and to increase our competitive advantage. Therefore, it is imperative that we understand the value of diversity competence among our employees, and we understand how to manage and lead an inclusive construction industry that is free from discrimination, harassment and racism. The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock is an eye-opener and a toolbox for all leaders.”
THOMAS NORLAND

MANAGER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, NORWEGIAN CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION (EBA), ★★★★★

“The world is a better place because of people like Loveleen Rihel Brenna author of The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock. This book is about building and leading companies based on a culture of universal respect for equality and non- discrimination. Diversity and equity are not issues to be solved by underrepresented or marginalized groups—and the catch is in the name! They are underrepresented!”
PEDRO PINA

VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL CLIENT & AGENCY SOLUTIONS IN GOOGLE, ★★★★★

“Shipping is facing great opportunities in the years
to come. Amongst others we have to digitize and we have to decarbonize our industry. In order to do this, we need the best people to work with us. We simply need to attract a more diverse workforce than what we currently have today”.
HARALD SOLBERG

CEO, THE NORWEGIAN SHIPOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, ★★★★★

“It is easier to lead and collaborate with people who are similar to oneself. However, my experience is that working with people with diverse perspectives can lead to an innovative work process and greater results. This requires more from everyone, especially leaders. My first step is to be open and curious when a team member introduces a new perspective.Through engaging storytelling, Loveleen addresses this topic in The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock in a great way making it relevant for everyone. In my opinion, she is one of the front-runners in this field and a voice worth listening to.”
KJERSTI MIDTHUN NÆSS

GLOBAL HR PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT NORSK HYDRO ASA, ★★★★★

“Loveleen Rihel Brenna’s book is a must-read for all organizational leaders. In fact, it is for anyone aspiring to build a better world. Every chapter challenges you to stop and rethink what you thought you knew on the subject. Go ahead, take that first step towards diversity-maturity!”
NADIA HARIDI

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, NADIA HARIDI CONSULTING INC., ★★★★★

“To meet long-term expectations and our profitability & sustainability agenda, Hydro depends on contributions from all employees. Therefore, we bring together employees with a rich variety of skills, perspectives, experiences and cultures. Our target is a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.”
HILDE MERETHE AASHEIM

CEO AND PRESIDENT, NORSK HYDRO ASA, ★★★★★

“Diversity and inclusion have always been part of Stormberg’s DNA. At Stormberg, we see diversity as a competitive advantage and a strength for us as a business. Diversity amongst our employees gives us broader perspectives and different strings to play. Different perspectives push us forward faster and brings more ideas to the table.”
HEGE NILSEN EKBERG

CEO, STORMBERG, ★★★★★

“The key skill to shape a wanted future is diversity management. We are leaving an economy that nurtures mono-cultures and welcoming the next century, super spill, radical collaboration skills across silos and sectors. In a linear economy, differences divide; in a circular economy, differences unite. The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock is a compelling story evoking your diversity leadership DNA.”
CATHRINE BARTH

BUSINESS STRATEGIST AND FOUNDING PARTNER OF CIRCULARITIES AND NORDIC CIRCULAR HOTSPOT, ★★★★★

“Human beings have much in common, but successful organizations take advantage of our differences to be innovative and thrive. How do leaders do it? Do they add another fish to the bowl, or do they change the water? In this insightful book, Loveleen Brenna shares a methodology for managing diversity. It reminds us that rather than using the power of leadership to define truth, diversity leaders encourage everybody in the room to speak up to define truth together.”
HANS GEELMUYDEN

FOUNDER OF THE GEELMUYDEN KIESE GROUP, SCANDINAVIA’S LARGEST COMMUNICATIONS FIRM, AND CERTIFIED DIVERSITY LEADER, ★★★★★

“Businesses are increasingly impacted by more complexity and changing surroundings. The answer to more complexity is diversity—placing further demands on leaders, who need to have a conscious approach to leading and managing diversity. The Parable of the Dog and the Peacock puts this all into context and is valuable reading for everyone engaged in diversity and value creation.”
KJERSTIN R. BRAATHEN

CEO, DNB ASA, NORWAY’S LARGEST BANK, ★★★★★