Join us at Inclusion 2019 in New Orleans!
Thursday October 24, 2019

Join us at Inclusion 2019 in New Orleans!

On October 27 to 30th, Gordon Ralph will exhibit new books in New Orleans at the “INCLUSION” conference in the bookstore of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

The three-book series of “24-7” books is designed to help organizations improve their “Inclusion” programs. The emphasis is on friendship and suggesting small improvements in worker attitude that will grow from reading. It’s like taking a vicarious vacation in an interesting part of the world. The first two books are for employees and HR professionals.  The third book is a reference guide for HR.

The emphasis is on stories by cruise ship crews reporting on how they make friends with fellow workers who are very different from themselves. They are from 79 nations and 27 nations. Because the interviewed workers share numerous ideas on developing friendships as they celebrate the interesting cultures and different traditions, the books are fun to read and are sprinkled with images and trivia to make them useful and pleasant to read.

The print and eBook editions are available at Adventure Travel Press and Amazon.  Adventure Travel Press offers bulk purchase discounts for organizations that wish to distribute the books to their employees.  For more information, you can contact us here.

Conference Information

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'24-7' H.R. Guide for "Inclusion See Books 1&2

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This guide will assist HR professionals who wish to improve the climate for "inclusion" in their organization. It contains suggestions and referenced to two books, in either eBook or print format, that are fun to read and contain many stories from the mouths of workers on how they celebrate "differences" between themselves and other workers and guests and how strangers become friends.

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'24-7' Inclusion: Crew Life: Cruise Friendships Book 2

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Crew Life presents an anthology of stories told by crew members. The stories are personal and professional, but they have a unique role for today’s times. That role is to share specific ways they have experienced where they came in contact with people from manydifferent countries and cultures, and the result was genuinefriendship.

This book shares a number of stories about fellow workers or crew members who live and work together aboard a floating resort. If you are part of any type of team, whether for profit, government, academic or charity, the stories will likely help you to perform better and perhaps help you advance in your chosen occupation. The stories will certainly show what life is like aboard ship, and why it takes a month or so to get comfortable working at sea; but it will also satisfy your curiosity about the many skills needed to be a success in the hospitality or any other industry.

The setting is the Columbus, one of a fleet of six cruise ships operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV). The people interviewed range from old timers to new hires, and they simply tell about their lives, jobs and family, but they all have in common the desire to get acquainted with their fellow crew members who just happen to be from over a couple dozen countries. That makes for some interesting friendships and reading.

The stories describe the process of befriending people who are different; by the last page, you will remember a number of examples showing how you, too, might be able to greet someone, perhaps born in a foreign country or culture, or at least “different” in some way. If you are curious about the cruise business, you have many more reasons to want to peek beneath the waterline of a cruise ship and learn about the lives of those in this industry who have the pleasant task of pleasing passengers aboard ship.

Curiously, the benefits are not limited to large companies. One seafarer we know reported that his mom, a hairdresser, used the smile and greet friendliness and found her solo-worker business nearly doubled as a result. And this book reports many cases where  promotions seemed to follow inclusion, teamwork, and leadership.

This book shares stories from crew and management on how to deal with life aboard, and how to apply the golden rule of respect for others who may have quite different cultures from yours. The principles shared in this book’s crew comments are applicable to any group of people associated in any type of organization. They are intended to help the reader learn to become a better representative for their employer and even their own families. Respect and smiles help the “smiler” as well as the “smilee”!

Your first introduction will be to the Captain! He is waiting foryou to turn the page and start your exciting journey around the world.

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24-7 Inclusion

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The three-book series of “24-7” books is designed to help organizations improve their “Inclusion” programs. The emphasis is on friendship and suggesting small improvements in worker attitude that will grow from reading. It’s like taking a vicarious vacation in an interesting part of the world.

Read more