Women and the Leadership Q: Revealing the Four Paths to Influence and Power

Women and the Leadership Q: Revealing the Four Paths to Influence and Power

by Shoya Zichy, Bonnie Kellen
     
 

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Using Leadership Q—a 38-item, self-scoring, gender-neutral test, developed by Shoya Zichy and based upon the work of Carl Jung — women can identify which of the four profile groups best matches their leadership personalities and then goes on to explore which of the eight subsets, or specific leadership styles, applies to them. Women and the Leadership Q

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Using Leadership Q—a 38-item, self-scoring, gender-neutral test, developed by Shoya Zichy and based upon the work of Carl Jung — women can identify which of the four profile groups best matches their leadership personalities and then goes on to explore which of the eight subsets, or specific leadership styles, applies to them. Women and the Leadership Q includes exercises that help readers further refine their own styles, build upon their strengths, and minimize their weaknesses. In addition, interviews and profiles of more than thirty-eight internationally well-known women illustrate the different groups and their leadership styles. Profiles include: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Christie Whitman, Diane Sawyer, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Wendy Wasserstein, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Alexandra Lebenthal.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Leadership Questionnaire designed by Zichy assesses a woman's management style, based in part on the results of psychological tests, including Myers-Briggs. Typical questions include whether one meets deadlines easily, likes scheduling and likes to meet people. Using her questionnaire, Zichy examined a number of accomplished women to see whether they share any similar attributes. Among the qualities they have in common are focused intellectual energy, optimism in the face of setbacks and the belief that learning is an ongoing process. Yet even with these shared traits, several types of leadership styles emerged. To help readers understand them, Zichy profiles more than 30 of the women she interviewed, presenting biographical information, a description of their style and some of their own commentary about their accomplishments. (Among the women who appear here are Linda Chavez-Thompson, executive v-p of the AFL-CIO; journalist Diane Sawyer; playwright Wendy Wasserstein; and Alexandra Lebenthal, president of Lebenthal & Company.) Although Zichy's intent is to educate women so they can better use their leadership personality and advance on the job, the book's strength is in its engaging profiles; the psychological assessments are often cumbersome and offer fewer insights than the women's own analyses of their behavior. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071379274
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
09/19/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Shoya Zichy heads a New York City-based consulting firm that specializes in executive coaching and training programs using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator“ and the Keirsey Temperament model. Zichy’s work has been profiled in Fortune and Plan Sponsor magazines and on CNN. Her firm’s client list includes Con Edison, Deloitte & Touche, Standard & Poor’s, and The Northern Trust Bank. Previously she had a fifteen-year career in marketing at Merrill Lynch and American Express. Today, her proprietary research linking personality to investment behavior is the cornerstone of Peter Tanous’s bestselling The Wealth Equation and of a unique new web-based coaching facility designed for 401(k) participants. www.LeadershipQ.com

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