How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Crown Publishing Group, 2011 - Business & Economics - 355 pages
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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I like reading books like this ... about being the best that you can be. The personal stories were good. I used to be a lot more ambitious than I am now. I would work crazy hours in an effort to ... Read full review
It All Begins with Meaning
Start with Your Strengths
A Sense 0F Purpose
Chapter S Dreamcatcher
A Matter of Framing 65
Ready for Change
I A Path to Belonging
Take the Step
Chapter 2 Weathering the Heights
Energy in Your Toolkit 237
For a Quick Recovery
Experience of Flow
Time For Action
Our Research Survey 293
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