How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

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Crown Publishing Group, 2011 - Business & Economics - 355 pages
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The Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.

Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It's the new "right stuff" of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.

The authors, McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, establish the links between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with the groundbreaking model of Centered Leadership.

The book's personal stories and related insights show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership-meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing-to work. They include:

* How Alondra de la Parra built on her strengths and passions to infuse her life with meaning and make her way in the male-dominated world of orchestra conducting
* How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, avoided a downward spiral when the company turned down by "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday as the "new" turnaround CEO
* How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not only helped her grow but were also her ballast for coping with difficult personal and professional times
*How Eileen Naughton recovered after losing her dream job, landing on her feet at Google and open to a new leadership opportunity
* How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes energy key to her professional success, with reserves for her "second shift" as wife and mother

How Remarkable Women Lead is both profoundly moving and actionable. Woman or man, you'll find yourself in its pages and emerge with a practical plan for breaking through at both work and in life.



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3.5 stars This book, in combination with Lean In, is a serious confidence weapon. It has practical tips, research, and stories to inspire women and men alike. There's two reasons why I'm knocking off ... Read full review

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Contents

It All Begins with Meaning
30
Start with Your Strengths
39
A Sense 0F Purpose
46
Chapter S Dreamcatcher
55
A Matter of Framing 65
79
Moving On
92
Ready for Change
103
I A Path to Belonging
134
Take the Step
214
Chapter 2 Weathering the Heights
225
Energy in Your Toolkit 237
235
For a Quick Recovery
251
Experience of Flow
261
Boundless Energy
270
Time For Action
279
Our Research Survey 293
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Chapter I3 Reciprocity Forms Relationships
143
Chapter I7 Crossing the Line
185
Chapter I8 Stand Up Speak Up
196
Chapter I9 Make Your Own Luck
206
Acknowledgments
305
Index 343
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About the author (2011)

JOANNA BARSH joined McKinsey & Company in 1981 and is a senior partner. Along with her consulting work, she leads the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, whose goal is to help develop women leaders. Joanna is a New York City Commissioner of Womenís Issues and received the Girl Scouts Council Woman of Distinction Award and the National Council of Research on Women Award. Joanna is also a trustee of Sesame Workshop. She was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School.

SUSIE CRANSTON is an organization consultant at McKinsey & Companyís San Francisco office. As part of the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, Susie led a team that completed the research for the Centered Leadership model. She received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.



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