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

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Gotham Books, 2005 - 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 ┬“real┬” 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 parents made them better, more effective managers and workers. Illustrating 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:
-Calls for multitasking and sharpens focus in the midst of constant distractions
-Enhances interpersonal skills, including win-win negotiation
-Develops the ability to motivate and empower others
-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 You┬'ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything is a groundbreaking book that validates what working mothers have known all along.

┬“[Crittenden] adeptly supports the argument that what it takes to manage people successfully boils down to the same set of skills whether the person you┬'re supervising is age forty-two or two.┬”┬—USA Today

┬“In her winning follow-up to The Price of Motherhood, Crittenden explores a simple, powerful idea: Being a mommy is great training for being a manager...┬”┬— People

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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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