How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

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ISBN-13: 9780307461704
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 187,517
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

JOANNA BARSH joined McKinsey & Company in 1981 and is a senior partner. Along with her consulting work, she leads the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, whose goal is to help develop women leaders. Joanna is a New York City Commissioner of Women’s Issues and received the Girl Scouts Council Woman of Distinction Award and the National Council of Research on Women Award. Joanna is also a trustee of Sesame Workshop. She was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School.

SUSIE CRANSTON is an organization consultant at McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office. As part of the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, Susie led a team that completed the research for the Centered Leadership model. She received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.



From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

The Amazing Women Leaders ix

Foreword to the Paperback Edition: The Journey Continues xi

Introduction: Journey to the Center 1

Part 1 Meaning

Chapter 1 It All Begins with Meaning 21

Chapter 2 Your Own Happiness Equation 30

Chapter 3 Start with Your Strengths 39

Chapter 4 A Sense of Purpose 46

Chapter 5 Dreamcatcher 55

Part 2 Framing

Chapter 6 A Matter of Framing 65

Chapter 7 The Practice of Optimism 79

Chapter 8 Moving On 92

Chapter 9 Ready for Change 103

Chapter 10 The Journey, Not the Destination 113

Part 3 Connecting

Chapter 11 A Path to Belonging 125

Chapter 12 Your Organization as Family 134

Chapter 13 Reciprocity Forms Relationships 143

Chapter 14 The Tapestry You Weave 153

Chapter 15 On the Shoulders of Sponsors 165

Chapter 16 Member of the Tribe 174

Part 4 Engaging

Chapter 17 Crossing the Line 187

Chapter 18 Stand Up, Speak Up 196

Chapter 19 Make Your Own Luck 206

Chapter 20 Take the Step 214

Chapter 21 Weathering the Heights 225

Part 5 Energizing

Chapter 22 Energy in Your Toolkit 237

Chapter 23 For a Quick Recovery 251

Chapter 24 Experience of Flow 261

Chapter 25 Boundless Energy 270

Conclusion: Time for Action 279

Methodology 285

Our Research Survey 293

Acknowledgments 305

Notes 309

Index 343

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"The seeds for our future are in here. The new CEO is a woman or a man who is not afraid to drop the John Wayne costume." —-Gary Hamel, author of The Future of Management

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How Remarkable Women Lead 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any young woman professional just starting to navigate her way through the world of business should have this book squarely at the tips of her fingers. I am 33 years old, working in a man's world and truly have no women to look up to in my field and occupation right now. This book has shown me that there are people out there who will be my sponsor but that I really do need to put in my work and find them! A highly recommended read from this woman in a man's world with 10+ years of experience!
AlisaLorrine More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a Women in Leadership class for my undergraduate studies. It really had some good points about how to manage professional relationships, how to stand out in your field by engaging and strengthening your voice, etc. I wouldn't say anything I read was rather revolutionary, but it put common sense into words. I would recommend it for any professional woman to read at any time during her career. Heck, I'd recommend it to men too, as it definitely defines a "female" style of leadership that men could learn a lot from.
Tex1 More than 1 year ago
This book provides a no-nonsense practical approach to leadership for women, written in a manner that we all can use. Based on extensive research, it is very readable. The model is one that I wish I had known about 30 years ago but even so is useful to me now. I am enjoying it so much that I recommended it to my women's mentoring circle. The book is divided into five common-sense sections, starting with finding meaning in our work. It explains differences in how men and women network, and provides good advice on how we can leverage our networks to greater usefulness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I am only a third of the way through the book, yet majority of the book consist of stories about what so and so did. I was hoping for something a little more textbook but this book is mostly of "feel good" stories.
RicosFox More than 1 year ago
Bought this yesterday at my local Barnes/Noble - why is it cheaper to buy online???? (Local/member cost $22.00, online cost $19.80.) Irritating!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...on what is important to focus on in order to become your own person.
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