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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, Division of Random House Inc; Reprint edition (20 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030746170X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307461704
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""How Remarkable Women Lead" offers some interesting ideas, such as learning to frame events in a positive light and to adapt to setbacks with optimism rather than self-doubt and pessimism. But some of the book's interviews with top executives like Avon's Andrea Jung, Xerox's Anne Mulcahy and former Qantas chairman Margaret Jackson are long on platitudes and short on the details of how these business leaders handled various challenges."--"The Wall Street Journal
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"We are always looking for new perspectives on growing great women leaders. "How Remarkable Women Lead" is a great read, with real insights and actionable ideas! The inspiring stories give an intimate look at how remarkable women really get things done, providing a development model valuable to both women and men. This refreshing and action-oriented book stands out!"
Susan P. Peters, vice president, executive development and chief learning officer, General Electric
"What makes this book singular and valuable is its wide-lens focus on the personal qualities that lead to exemplary leadership. Don't be taken in by the title: men have as much to learn from this book as women."
Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of Business Administration and university professor, University of Southern California, and author of" On Becoming a Leader"
"Here are the stories of amazing women leaders in the context of an imaginative and pragmatic framework that rests on a rich fact base. It puts to rest stereotypes we have about who leaders are and how to lead. 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" and" Leading the Revolution"
""How Remarkable Women Lead" is a book that will truly resonate with all women. It is personal, powerful, and revealing and thereby true to how we women live and lead. The storytelling makes this unlike any business book I know; these are people who have faced every challenge imaginable and still made their mark. So truthful, so revealing, it's a book at once inspirational and practical a unique duality."
Elizabeth Smith, president, Avon Products, Inc.
"Over the years, I have worked with many remarkable women leaders. I know from personal experience that the talent is there, waiting to be tapped and developed. Investing in women leaders is not only the right thing to do, it makes clear business sense. Developing top talent for high performance is both an art and a science. Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston provide the vision and the practical ideas to make this competitive opportunity a reality."
Terry Lundgren, chairman, president, and CEO, Macy's, Inc.
"Today's business environment demands fresh ideas and this book delivers them. It is a great reading experience, with inspiration on every page. "How Remarkable Women Lead" has lessons for both men and women and tells them through powerful intimate stories. Is it possible to fall in love with a business book about leadership? Yes!"
Gerald Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys "R" Us, Inc."
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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."
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By Robert Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
As I read this book co-authored by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, with substantial assistance provided by Geoffrey Lewis, I realized that remarkable men lead others in much the same way that, as Barsh and Cranston explain, remarkable women do: by leveraging their talent, desire to lead, and tolerance for change within all areas of their lives. Barsh and Cranston characterize this as "Centered Leadership" within five separate but interdependent dimensions: Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. They devote a separate chapter to each of the five. However they are named and defined, these are areas in which aspiring leaders are challenged to attract the support of others. The greater challenge is to sustain that support. What Barsh and Cranston share in this book is what they learned from five years of rigorous and extensive research that involved hundreds of remarkable women in all manner of leadership positions.

What they call "the journey to the center" is one of the most important themes in their narrative, strikingly similar to what Bill George and Peter Sims describe in True North: a three-phase "journey to authentic leadership" which begins with character formation and culminates (not concludes) with full development of authentic leadership within five separate but related dimensions: pursuing purpose with passion, practicing purpose with passion, practicing solid values, leading with heart, establishing connected relationships, and demonstrating self-discipline. Hundreds (thousands?) of self-help books on leadership also invoke the "journey" metaphor while suggesting all manner of "phases," "stages," "dimensions," etc. What sets these two books (i.e.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Written in plain simple language. Not only must any woman aspiring to leadership read this book, men must also read it to get a better understanding of what drives women leaders.
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This book came at such an appropriate time for me; I found its content to be inspirational as well as very practical. I will no doubt continue to dip into this book from time to time
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This book does what it says in the title, tells you how remarkable women lead. Great stories and these are truly remarkable women. I did feel for them a bit being so busy being dynamic and successful and I would have liked to understand more about how they managed their personal lives in order to dedicate so much energy to their public success. Surely they have a small domestic staff? Quite inspiring all round, certainly wish I'd read it 20 years ago when starting out.
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Useful and full of great ideas, tips and ways of how to lead. I will dip into it from time to time in future.
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