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
     
 

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Success secrets of today’s most accomplished women

A New Framework for Understanding—and Mastering—Your Natural Leadership Skills

ABC journalist Diane Sawyer … Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend … Fortune president Jolene Sykes … each of these accomplished women—along with the three dozen

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Success secrets of today’s most accomplished women

A New Framework for Understanding—and Mastering—Your Natural Leadership Skills

ABC journalist Diane Sawyer … Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend … Fortune president Jolene Sykes … each of these accomplished women—along with the three dozen other women interviewed and profiled in Women and the Leadership Q—has worked to identify her personal strengths, overcome her weak spots, and carve her own path to unqualified success.

Now, let author Shoya Zichy’s innovative, interactive Leadership Q Self-Assessment system reveal your leadership personality. Are you a "Blue Strategist" like Prudential Institutional CEO Jean Hamilton? A "Green Advocate" like Playwright Wendy Wasserstein? Regardless of your personality type, a 38-item test will help you pinpoint your leadership style, then measure your skills against highly successful women with similar styles—to develop specific strategies for increasing your leadership effectiveness.

Every woman has leadership skills within her. The self-assessment tests, exercises, and profiles in Women and the Leadership Q will bring your skills into the open—and help you create your own roadmap to career fulfillment and success.

Women and the Leadership Q

A Breakthrough System for Achieving Influence and Power

Shoya Zichy

"I believe every successful person has had setbacks—it is the way they use obstacles that determines their ultimate achievement."

--Kay Bailey Hutchison

U.S. Senator, Texas

It’s no secret that the key to long-term success lies in melding your entire personality, both strengths and weaknesses, into a consistent, effective leadership style.

Women and the Leadership Q is a hands-on, compelling method for discovering basic leadership personality styles, observing them in action—and building from them to identify and make the best use of your own leadership skills.

Author Shoya Zichy interviews leading women from all walks of life—government, business, entertainment—who share your innate leadership personality. She then helps you to uncover and understand your own leadership dynamic—and use that dynamic as the key to your success.

"Sometimes, people will call me brusque and determined … what it actually means is that I’m independent and focused."

--Christie Todd Whitman

Governor, New Jersey

To achieve success you must first embrace your own individuality. Women and the Leadership Q—based upon the groundbreaking work of Carl Jung and world-famous personality tests—is nothing less than a step-by-step guidebook for self-discovery and success. As we cross into the 21st century it has become clear that, while every effective leader is dynamic in her own way, there exist distinct and identifiable leadership styles. Women and the Leadership Q clearly defines those styles, shows you how to determine your own place within the style continuum, and helps you gauge yourself against accomplished women with similar personality types—enhancing your leadership capabilities in all areas of life.

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Editorial Reviews

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:
9780071763189
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,326,503
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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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