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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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston, Geoffrey Lewis, Pam Ward

Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It's the new "right stuff" of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.In this book, McKinsey & Company consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston establish the links between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with the groundbreaking model of Centered Leadership.The book's personal stories and related insights show you the magic that happens when you put the five elements of Centered Leadership–meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing, to work. They include:How Alondra de la Parra built on her strengths and passions to infuse her life with meaning and make her way in the male-dominated world of orchestra conductingHow Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, avoided a downward spiral when the company turned down by "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday as the "new" turnaround CEOHow Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not only helped her grow but were also her ballast for coping with difficult personal and professional timesHow Eileen Naughton recovered after losing her dream job, landing on her feet at Google and open to a new leadership opportunityHow Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes energy key to her professional success, with reserves for her "second shift" as wife and motherHow Remarkable Women Lead is both profoundly moving and actionable. No matter who you are, this book will help you attain a practical plan for breaking through at both work and in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452638775
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 16.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(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, which has the goal of helping 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. Geoffrey Lewis is a respected journalist and editor. Pam Ward has had many incarnations, including private detective, classical musician, television talk-show host, and actress, having performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. But she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, her many audiobooks include Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich, Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling, The Second Journey by Joan Anderson, and Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald. She now records from her studio amidst the beauty of the Southern Oregon mountains.

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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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