Our Search for Belonging

How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart

Why are we deeply connected with some, yet deeply divided from others?

By Howard Ross and JonRobert Tartaglione Read by Wes Bleed Family Life / Nonfiction / Relationships / Social Science English, Unabridged 8h 48m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs May 8, 2018 $39.99 $29.99 9781520099323 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs May 8, 2018 $19.99 $19.99 9781520099330 Add to Cart
							We are living in a time of mounting political segregation that threatens to tear us apart as a unified society. The result is that we are becoming increasingly tribal, and the narratives of life that we get exposed to on a daily basis have become echo chambers in which we hear our beliefs reinforced and others’ beliefs demonized. 

At the core of tribalism exists a paradox: as humans, we are hardwired with the need to belong, which ends up making us deeply connected with some yet deeply divided from others. When these tribes are formed out of fear of the “other,” on topics such as race, immigration status, religion, or partisan politics, we resort to an “us versus them” attitude. Especially in the digital age, when we are all interconnected in one way or another, these tensions seep into our daily lives and we become secluded with our self-identified tribes. Global diversity and inclusion expert Howard J. Ross, with JonRobert Tartaglione, explores how our human need to belong is the driving force behind the increasing division of our world.

Drawing upon decades of leadership experience, Ross probes the depth of tribalism, examines the role of social media in exacerbating it, and offers tactics for how to combat it. Filled with tested practices for opening safe and honest dialogue in the workplace and challenges to confront our own tendencies to bond with those who are like us, Our Search for Belonging is a powerful statement of hope in a disquieting time.