Offering both a male and female perspective on the dilemmas women face in business, this book provides the benefits of high-level executive coaching to all women who want to take control of their careers and achieve their aspirations for corporate leadership.
• Addresses the myriad obstacles and dilemmas women leaders face as they climb the corporate ladder, from the Demeanor Dilemma (the no-win situation of being in a society that expects women to be feminine and a workplace that rewards masculine traits) to the Advancement Dilemma (finding the trap doors in the glass ceiling to move up)
• Supplies advice from more than 100 accomplished executives who participated in the authors' research, including several of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women
• Presents insights and wisdom gained from the authors' combined executive coaching experience, bringing readers real-world specifics, lessons learned, and cautionary tales about what helps women advance in corporate settings
• Supplies strategies and solutions accompanied by practical exercises and examples that women can use to their advantage
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About the Author
Howard J. Morgan, MBA, is cofounder and managing director at the Leadership Research Institute as well as the cofounder of 50 Top Coaches, an online network resource of the best executive coaches.
Joelle K. Jay, PhD, is a principal at the Leadership Research Institute (LRI) who specializes in leadership development for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.
Table of Contents
Foreword Marshall Goldsmith ix
He Said, She Said xiii
Introduction: The New Advantage xvii
1 The Networking Advantage (How do you connect to influencers?) 1
2 The Balance Advantage (How do you succeed without the stress?) 17
3 The Sponsorship Advantage (How do you acquire champions?) 37
4 The Executive Presence Advantage (How do you know you're perceived as a leader?) 55
5 The Performance Advantage (How do you outperform your highest expectations?) 73
6 The Recognition Advantage (How do you get your achievements noticed?) 89
7 The Advancement Advantage (How do you turn your accomplishments into career advancement?) 105
8 The Feedback Advantage (How do you know how you're really doing?) 125
9 The Awareness Advantage (How can you break through the bias?) 141
Conclusion: The Next Level-Balanced Leadership for Better Business 159
What People are Saying About This
"Howard and Joelle have created an extraordinary book about how women can take advantage of the critical opportunities today that can transform their roles and build their careers as organizational leaders in the 21st century."
"My experience in working with senior women leaders has been extraordinarily positive over the years. Books on this subject often focus on finding fault with the past, yet this excellent book takes a proactive approach to the challenges that senior women leaders face. The dialogue it will provoke should result in a more cohesive and collaborative workplace to the benefit of both genders."
"The New Advantage offers compelling real-world guidance for women seeking to strengthen themselves as leaders while creating more satisfying and sustainable careers. By encouraging women to focus on their own development, and then offering tested practices to help them do thisthat is, by focusing on what really worksHoward and Joelle have provided an invaluable service, not just to women but to organizations and to the world. Great stuff!"
"Throughout history any long-lasting social change has come from a grassroots ‘people' effort. The best of organizations embrace diversity training and programs for high potentials. What was needed is a way to blend programs and grassroots efforts for women. We have it! In The New Advantage Howard and Joelle provide a powerful pragmatic road map for women to catapult their careers and take control of their lives."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Crucial Book for Women, Leaders & Companies Having more women in leadership roles is crucial for companies that want to be successful in a diverse and changing world. The New Advantage shows women how to elevate themselves into those senior-level positions and describes what their companies need to do to support them. Every executive should have a copy and give it to both the men and women on the team.
The book The New Advantage is a brilliant resource to recognize how to better leverage your own personal support system to further yourself professionally as a woman in leadership. This book is an ideal way to acquire the foundations around mentorship and sponsorship as well as making other complex interpersonal relationship much easier to navigate. Books like this one are the difference maker on how you can personally evaluate your own leadership success.
The Solutions We Need The challenges for women in leadership have been so persistent. (I can’t believe we’re still talking about this after 30 years!) Joelle Jay and Howard Morgan break the pattern with The New Advantage. Finally, a book for women in leadership that focuses on solutions!
As an executive, I’ve seen first-hand that a better balance of men and women on leadership teams leads to better business – better decisions, better discussion, and ultimately, better results. The New Advantage takes away the struggle and clears the path for leadership teams to get that balance.
“The New Advantage offers compelling real-world guidance for women seeking to strengthen themselves as leaders while creating more satisfying and sustainable careers. By encouraging women to focus on their own development, and then offering tested practices to help them do this–– that is, by focusing on what really works––Howard and Joelle have provided an invaluable service, not just to women but the organizations and to the world. Great stuff!”
Engaging, practical, and important! Any business leader who wants the strongest team of talented leaders should read this book!
Corporate Leaders – A Book for Better Teams “In the last few years, corporate executives have been studying our records with women in leadership and finding them abysmal. We have to have more women in leadership, but how? The New Advantage is an eye opener as to why more women haven’t gained ground in the higher ranks of leadership. Howard Morgan and Joelle Jay provide practical, specific plans that executives can follow to help their companies balance their leadership teams equally with the talents of both men and women.”
An Executive's Perspective on Women in Leadership “Our customers and stakeholders are diverse. We need the perspectives of women on our leadership team so we can better serve the needs of our constituents and make better business decisions. Howard Morgan and Joelle Jay understand that. In The New Advantage, they help not just women but companies break through that old “glass ceiling” to a way of leading that’s fitting for the 21st century.”
Executive presence; sponsorship; balance – these are all areas women need to master to reach the top of their careers and the top of the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, they are widely misunderstood and almost never taught to women. In The New Advantage, Joelle Jay and Howard Morgan give women the advantage of grasping the importance of the dilemmas women often face in corporate settings and overcoming them with grace and confidence. This book is an incredible resource for all women in leadership!