How Remarkable Women Lead

How Remarkable Women Lead

The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

Book - 2009
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on extensive research into the beliefs and examples of successful women leaders to explain the importance of emotional depth in leadership today, providing inspirational descriptions of women who the authors believe serve as models of effective business and life practices.

Publisher: New York : Crown Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307461698
Branch Call Number: 158.4082 B282h 2009
Characteristics: 355 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Cranston, Susie
Lewis, Geoffrey


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Jun 03, 2015

Was assigned to read this for a class and breezed through it. I wanna force at least half of my friends to read it too.


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Jun 10, 2015

Barsh interviewed several women leaders in true McKinely analytical fashion and identified trends that helped women leaders get to where they are. This is full of stories and examples of how you can improve your own leadership skills.


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