Positive Leadership Principles for Women: 8 Secrets to Inspire and Impact Everyone Around You
Are you in a place where you want or need to lead…but aren’t sure how to best do it? In this compact, dynamic resource, bestselling author Karol Ladd offers positive, motivating words to women in leadership. By looking at eight influential leaders in the Bible, Karol highlights godly leadership principles and attitudes that you can build into your life:
• Rise to the challenge―shown in the life of Joseph
• Take calculated risks―exemplified by Deborah, one of the great women leaders in Scripture
• Use your God-given resources―as seen in the actions of the servant-leader Moses
• Do the tough stuff―just like the prophet Jeremiah
• Believe the best in people―displayed in King David’s attitudes
These practical leadership principles will inspire you to grow in your role as a godly influencer―a woman who leads and motivates others toward God’s love and maturity in the faith.
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What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know
An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women.
Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace. Distilling over 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women: Prove-It-Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies—which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers.
Throughout the book, they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed, along with quick kernels of advice like a “New Girl Action Plan,” ways to “Take Care of Yourself”, and even “Comeback Lines” for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations.
Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.
Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.
Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making “nice girl” errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:
• Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don’t play the game, you can’t possibly win.
• Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.
• Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don’t equate negotiation with confrontation.
• Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it’s out there, it’s hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
The Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.
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.
The authors, 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.
How Remarkable Women Lead is both profoundly moving and actionable. Woman or man, you’ll find yourself in its pages and emerge with a practical plan for breaking through at both work and in life.
Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success
Advice for women from women for negotiating their own leadership careers
This is a practical guide for any woman dealing with a demanding role. Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, the authors isolate five key challenges: Intelligence; Backing; Resources; Buy-In; and Making a Difference. As Tom Peters said of this book, “Women roar . . . . will help individual women negotiate what they need to success as leaders and help their firms support them in their efforts. That way we all win!”
• Describes five key actions for leadership success: Drill Deep, Start from Strength, Assemble the Building Blocks, Gather Momentum, and Make Your Mark
• Filled with prescriptive advice and a wide range of approaches for helping women with leadership challenges
• Includes a section written for organizations – the steps companies can take to support women leaders.
The book discusses high-profile women leaders including Ann Moore (CEO of Time Inc.), Ann Mulcahy (CEO of Xerox), and Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss