Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World Paperback – 28 Feb 2011
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Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping up to Leadership and Changing the World
Linda Tarr-Whelan. Berrett-Koehler, $24.95 (240p) ISBN 9781605091358
A smart, illuminating work for women (and the men who work with them), this leadership self-help from prominent women’s issues scholar and advocate Tarr-Whelan presents a discussion of women’s leadership styles and roles rooted in theory, research, and a shining intellect, as well as thorough knowledge of the practicalities of the modern workplace. While some arguments are familiar (a future filled with women executives will benefit women and men alike), Tarr-Whelan also digs up men’s strategies worth paying attention to--for instance, fostering tomorrow’s leaders while climbing the career ladder yourself. Many of Tarr-Whelan’s ideas are surprisingly simple, and at times counter-intuitive, but she’s clear in her reasons for questioning studies that don’t disaggregate results by
"Tarr-Whelan encourages flexibility, willingness to mentor other women, and assertive drive to push for more women in leadership positions."
-Vanessa Bush, Booklist
"The emphasis on truly changing organizational and societal norms (from donating money to charitable causes that share your goals to actively mentoring and hiring other women) is, in the end, what truly sets this title apart from other recent "women in business" titles."
-Sarah Statz Cords, The Reader's Advisor Online (for Library Journal)
From the Publisher
"Linda has produced the first seriously practical guide to stepping up to leadership. Her clear, concise, down to earth approach challenges us all to keep moving forward and leading the way. Any woman [or man] reading this book can be left in no doubt of what needs doing and more importantly, how to do it. A must read."
Rt Hon Baroness Catherine Ashton
EU Trade Commissioner [the first woman British Commissioner and first woman Trade Commissioner]
"Straightforward, empathetic and balanced, this compelling guide tells the stories that women positively engaged in changing the world will recognise. Though American in background, the messages are international and well researched. From the time of Hypatia of Alexandria through to the present day, women like Linda Tarr-Whelan do make a difference. Let's listen."
Dr Melissa Hardie, Director, The Hypatia Trust
Honorary Fellow, Exeter University. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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it provides a concrete guideline as to how EVERY women, regardless of where you are in your life - student, homemaker, career woman, or retiree - can impact the status quo and contribute to the advancement of women. Each reader should pay special attention to the "This Week I Will..." boxes. Easy tips on how each of us can make a difference.
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