Developing Leadership

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Developing Leadership is a groundbreaking book that focuses on the lifetime development of ten strong, competent, and fascinating women governors. This one of a kind book shares the commonalities and perspectives of ten women on their own personal journeys in developing leadership throughout childhood, youth, young adulthood, and adulthood. These ten women reflect a journey shared, in part, by all leaders. Based on years of research, Developing Leadership provides a profile of each governor and then an analysis ...

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Overview

Developing Leadership is a groundbreaking book that focuses on the lifetime development of ten strong, competent, and fascinating women governors. This one of a kind book shares the commonalities and perspectives of ten women on their own personal journeys in developing leadership throughout childhood, youth, young adulthood, and adulthood. These ten women reflect a journey shared, in part, by all leaders. Based on years of research, Developing Leadership provides a profile of each governor and then an analysis of the data gathered from extensive interviews with each of these women. It shows how they were able to develop the skills and abilities throughout their lives to become the leaders they became. If we are truly interested in figuring out how to develop strong, competent leaders for the future, then we must look at those who have succeeded in the past and those who are succeeding now. This book provides a blueprint for any woman who wants to learn to lead.

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Editorial Reviews

Kathi Tunheim
If you want to develop your leadership skills, read Developing Leadership. Drawing on the personal stories and experiences of some of America's most effective leaders, Dr. Madsen's book teaches all of us that becoming a leader is about becoming an integrated human being. This book reminds us that our past journey prepares us for our leadership callings in the world. This is a truly inspirational book that I will share with my daughters, sister, mother, students, colleagues, and clients.
Shauna Peterson
This book shares a grassroots look at the critical factors that have influenced ten of our past and current prominent female leaders in government today. By reflecting on the past experiences of these women, Dr. Madsen captures the key development influences in these women's lives, making them understandable and useable in our roles as mentors to the young women of today. This book changed the way I view myself as an individual, a mentor, and a mother and provided great insight into how I have developed throughout my life and how I affect others.
Reference and Research Book News
Through interviews supported by the author's added comments, Madsen provides an interesting look at ten women state governors who have crashed through the glass ceiling to occupy the chief executive offices in their respective states. How they accomplished this and what kind of leadership advice they can offer as a result of their experience makes this a useful books for students in a variety of scholarly disciplines.
Reba L. Keele
In a time when Hilary Clinton created "18 million cracks in the glass ceiling," this book is a valuable resource for any leaders in any sector. It will be of special interest for women hoping to assume political leadership. The irony is that the book leads them to understand that wanting to be governor isn't the first step. Before that comes service, learning from everyone one works or volunteers with, relentless self-examination, taking opportunities to serve and learn, and staying focused on needed changes. Then leadership opportunities may be many. Madsen admirably describes what was and is essential to any kind of political leadership.
February 2010 Reference and Research Book News
Through interviews supported by the author's added comments, Madsen provides an interesting look at ten women state governors who have crashed through the glass ceiling to occupy the chief executive offices in their respective states. How they accomplished this and what kind of leadership advice they can offer as a result of their experience makes this a useful books for students in a variety of scholarly disciplines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761843085
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 1,518,372
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan R. Madsen, (Ph.D.), is Associate Professor of Management at Utah Valley University. She had been an independent management consultant in a variety of settings including education, government, nonprofit, community, and corporate for more that sixteen years.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Their Stories Chapter 2 1. Governor Barbara Roberts Chapter 3 2. Governor Christine Gregoire Chapter 4 3. Governor Christine Todd Whitman Chapter 5 4. Governor Jane Dee Hull Chapter 6 5. Governor Jane Swift Chapter 7 6. Governor Jeanne Shaheen Chapter 8 7. Governor Madeleine May Kunin Chapter 9 8. Governor Martha Layne Collins Chapter 10 9. Governor Nancy Putnam Hollister Chapter 11 10. Governor Olene Walker Part 12 Part II: Themes and Overall Findings Chapter 13 11. Family Influences, Childhoods, and Youth Chapter 14 12. College Years and Life Roles Chapter 15 13. Career Paths and Political Years

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    LAS 222: Leadership in a Diverse Society @ Iowa State University

    LAS 222: Leadership in a Diverse Society @ Iowa State University

    I read this book in a leadership class that I am taking at college, and I really enjoyed it because It provides real stories of real people that I have never met before but I feel that I can relate to the things they have gone through in their life experiences of being a leader. Although I never could see myself as a women governor or have any interest in being in politics, I think anyone can gain knowledge about being a leader from the interviews and research that is presented in this book. Each chapter is a life summary of ten woman governors in the US, and they talk about their life stories and lessons that have influenced who they are today. The whole time I thought about if I had a life story in this book what it would be like, and could compare the things to my life especially as a college student. If your inspired to learn more about being a leader and learning from the experiences of other leaders than this is definitely a book to look into because it give the perspectives of ten completely different, yet similar women leaders.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Las 222: Ho Soung jung, jason

    Review:This book have interview from 10 different women governors about how they became the governors. The goal of book is give us some kind of imformation about each governors. They have different leadership style. I read this book very interestingly because this book have very good advices for us. And if you are very intereste with politics as a women, this book will give you great information to you. I strongly recommed this book to young people who want to be a leader, manager, and governors.

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