Developing Women Leaders in Corporate America: Balancing Competing Demands, Transcending Traditional Boundaries

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
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There is abundant proof that women in senior positions can make boardrooms "smarter" and companies more successful. And with a mastery of transformational and transactional roles, women possess a far larger behavioral repertoire to deal with stress than men an advantage in any crisis situation. Even so, the glass ceiling still exists.

"Developing Women Leaders in Corporate America: Balancing Competing Demands, Transcending Traditional Boundaries" focuses on the research-based Competing Values Framework (CVF), an organizing schema that enables leaders to assess empirically personal strengths and weaknesses, and analyze and manage organizational situations. Each chapter showcases concrete evidence of women's ability to succeed at the top levels of management and their skills that add value to employers, and then utilizes CVF to pinpoint specific challenges for women leaders and identify practical strategies for success.

This book will enable women leaders and managers, employers, company executives, leadership development consultants, business educators, HR directors, and trainers to reduce stereotyping associated with women in male-populated careers. The author also explains why women, more than men, possess characteristics that help ensure success in international assignments."

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Catch 22 of Womens Leadership
1
The Paradox of the Glass Ceiling
11
CHAPTER 3 Corporate Greed and the Anguish of Executive Failure or Why More Women Should Lead
25
CHAPTER 4 Competing Values and Womens Leadership
45
CHAPTER 5 Aligning Personality Traits with Leadership Roles
73
The Danger of Becoming Hypereffective
83
CHAPTER 7 Womens SelfDevelopment
101
CHAPTER 8 Qualities Unique to Women
115
CHAPTER 9 Womens Secret Power
137
CHAPTER 10 When It Comes to Leadership Women Rule
153
CHAPTER 11 Women as Global Leaders
175
CHAPTER 12 Fundamental Change
207
References
223
Index
243
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Alan T. Belasen, PhD, is professor of management and chair of the business, management, and leadership programs at State University of New York, Empire State College. He holds degrees from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and State University of New York at Albany. He has taught organizational behavior, leadership communication, human resources, international business, and corporate communication at the University at Albany, and the AACSB Accredited MBA program at Union Graduate College. His published works include Leading the Learning Organization: Communication and Competencies for Managing Change and The Theory and Practice of Corporate Communication: A Competing Values Perspective. Belasen also contributed chapters in a number of books on topics such as self-managed work teams, women leadership, and executive education.

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