If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything: Leadership Begins at Home

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Gotham Books, 2004 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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The acclaimed author of The Price of Motherhood applies the lessons of parenting to the business world, blowing away the myth that the job of raising children is not areala work. After reading numerous bestselling management books, Ann Crittenden noticed that the advice was shockingly similar to that found in parenting books. After more than one hundred interviews, Ann also discovered that everyone felt the skills they learned as a parent made them better, more effective managers and workers. "If Youave Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything" illustrates the countless lessons learned from raising a child that are directly applicable to the workplace.

With insight from prominent women in a number of fields, Crittenden discusses how child-rearing:
o Calls for multitasking and sharpens focus in the midst of constant distractions
o Enhances interpersonal skills, including win-win negotiation
o Develops the ability to motivate and empower others
o Requires a keen sense of fair play and integrity
Full of positive, real-life stories and exploring whether corporate culture has begun to recognize the value of parenting, "If Youave Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything" is a groundbreaking book that validates what working mothers have known all along.

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Multitasking and the Rise of the Life Manager
How to Spot a Baby When You See One

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Ann Crittenden is an award-winning journalist and the author of three previous books, including The Price of Motherhood, a New York Times Notable Book of 2001. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, she has written for Fortune, The New York Times, Newsweek, and many other national publications. She lectures before dozens of diverse organizations each year and is on the board of the International Center for Research on Women.

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