Keep Quiet Black Boy:
A Leadership Guide to Mentoring Millennials by Jerome Frierson is a gem for
leaders or anyone who aspires to be a positive influence in the lives of
others, especially black American millennials. The author identifies roadblocks
to effective mentoring and provides tools that will help leaders experience
deeper levels of success in leading others. The book focuses on a variety of
topics, some overarching, including the African American conundrum, the
barriers in mentoring, the place of constructive-development psychology in
mentoring, and a lot more. Readers will understand how black youths get stuck
and what it takes to move forward toward change and transformation.
While the focus and the extensive research that has gone into this book is focused on disadvantaged African Americans, this book contains wisdom that can be applied in various societies, organizations, and teams. Readers will understand what it takes to break the vicious cycle of poverty and the familiar sense of failure, discover the 8 skills that entice employers, and find tools to address self-destructive behaviors. Jerome Frierson writes with clarity and addresses key behavioral traits that are dominant in African American communities. The reflections featured in each chapter offer sumptuous fodder for thought. This deeply researched, hugely informative, and inspiring book features prose that is excellent and a voice that is authoritative. The author is an informed writer, observant, and clever in communicating his message. Keep Quiet Black Boy offers readers a fresh perspective and the belief they need to break the cycle of poverty and get unstuck. This book is a wonderful path toward mentoring that produces positive results.