Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family / Edition 1

Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1405171057
ISBN-13:
9781405171052
Pub. Date:
10/28/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family / Edition 1

Using case studies of top-level women and research in the field, Women at the Top breaks new ground and offers new insight into how women can create dually-successful lives.

  • explores the work histories, motivation, leadership styles, mentors, and family backgrounds of a diverse assortment of top-level women
  • includes the case studies of the President of Old Navy/Gap, the Chairman of Deloitte and Touche, the VP of IBM operations, a Supreme Court Judge in China, President of Legislative Council in Hong Kong, several university presidents, and more
  • weighs the positive effects of multiple roles and positive and negative work-life spill over
  • discusses strategies for success (e.g., scaling back, juggling), the need for social support, and the importance of cultural context

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405171052
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Chapter 1 For Women at the Top: How’s the Weather up There? 1

Chapter 2 Learning from Mothers, Mentors, and Others 21

Chapter 3 Saving and Spending Time 47

Chapter 4 Happy Homemaker, Happy Marriage: The Female Executive Edition 73

Chapter 5 Cherished Children: Tales of Guilt and Pride 106

Chapter 6 Work–Family Spillover: From Conflict to Harmony 131

Chapter 7 Culture Counts: Leading as the World Changes 154

Chapter 8 Leading as Women: Styles, Obstacles, and Perceptions 183

Chapter 9 How to Lead a Dually Successful Life 208

References 231

Appendix: Biography of the Women Leaders 246

Index 278

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