Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women / Edition 1

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Thoroughly researched and clearly written, Standing at the Crossroads speaks to the whole professional woman and her organization, providing a framework for guiding a woman's growth and development as a high- achieving leader. The authors debunk the common myth that women must give up life's other roles to be successful professionally, and offer research conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership in conjunction with participants in The Women's Leadership Program to show that multiple roles in fact benefit and enhance women's managerial performance. The book provides individuals and their organizations with invaluable advice they can use to support women's development as managers and leaders.

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For businesswomen who are unsure of which step to take on the road to success, Marian N. Ruderman and Patricia J. Ohlott offer Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women. Based on a study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, researchers Ruderman and Ohlott explain women's need to act authentically, make connections, control their destiny, achieve wholeness and gain self-clarity. Based on these needs, the authors' suggestions transcend the business world to help women with their personal and inner lives, too. For Ruderman and Ohlott, "[b]uilding a whole and full life is a critical task." (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Meet the Author

Marian N. Ruderman is a research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she studies the career development of women and the impact of diversity on management development processes. She has written widely on these topics in reports, book chapters, scientific journals, and popular magazines.

Patricia J. Ohlott is a research associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. Her current research interests include the career development of women managers and issues relating to the management of diversity in organizations. She has published in professional journals, books, reports, and popular magazines.

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Table of Contents



The Authors.

Introduction: Standing at the Crossroads.

Part One: Five Themes for High-Achieving Women.

1. Acting Authentically.

2. Making Connections.

3. Controlling Your Destiny.

4. Achieving Wholeness.

5. Gaining Self-Clarity.

Part Two: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women.

6. Growing Through Life Experience.

7. What Can Organizations Do?

Appendix: The Research Design.



About the Center for Creative Leadership.

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