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. They include:
• How Alondra de la Parra built on her strengths and passions to infuse her life with meaning and make her way in the male-dominated world of orchestra conducting
• How Andrea Jung, the CEO of Avon, avoided a downward spiral when the company turned down by "firing herself" on Friday and re-emerging on Monday as the "new" turnaround CEO
• How Ruth Porat's sponsors at Morgan Stanley not only helped her grow but were also her ballast for coping with difficult personal and professional times
•How Eileen Naughton recovered after losing her dream job, landing on her feet at Google and open to a new leadership opportunity
• How Julie Coates of Woolworth's Australia makes energy key to her professional success, with reserves for her "second shift" as wife and mother
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.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
The Amazing Women Leaders ix
Foreword to the Paperback Edition: The Journey Continues xi
Introduction: Journey to the Center 1
Part 1 Meaning
Chapter 1 It All Begins with Meaning 21
Chapter 2 Your Own Happiness Equation 30
Chapter 3 Start with Your Strengths 39
Chapter 4 A Sense of Purpose 46
Chapter 5 Dreamcatcher 55
Part 2 Framing
Chapter 6 A Matter of Framing 65
Chapter 7 The Practice of Optimism 79
Chapter 8 Moving On 92
Chapter 9 Ready for Change 103
Chapter 10 The Journey, Not the Destination 113
Part 3 Connecting
Chapter 11 A Path to Belonging 125
Chapter 12 Your Organization as Family 134
Chapter 13 Reciprocity Forms Relationships 143
Chapter 14 The Tapestry You Weave 153
Chapter 15 On the Shoulders of Sponsors 165
Chapter 16 Member of the Tribe 174
Part 4 Engaging
Chapter 17 Crossing the Line 187
Chapter 18 Stand Up, Speak Up 196
Chapter 19 Make Your Own Luck 206
Chapter 20 Take the Step 214
Chapter 21 Weathering the Heights 225
Part 5 Energizing
Chapter 22 Energy in Your Toolkit 237
Chapter 23 For a Quick Recovery 251
Chapter 24 Experience of Flow 261
Chapter 25 Boundless Energy 270
Conclusion: Time for Action 279
Our Research Survey 293
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Any young woman professional just starting to navigate her way through the world of business should have this book squarely at the tips of her fingers. I am 33 years old, working in a man's world and truly have no women to look up to in my field and occupation right now. This book has shown me that there are people out there who will be my sponsor but that I really do need to put in my work and find them! A highly recommended read from this woman in a man's world with 10+ years of experience!
I read this book for a Women in Leadership class for my undergraduate studies. It really had some good points about how to manage professional relationships, how to stand out in your field by engaging and strengthening your voice, etc. I wouldn't say anything I read was rather revolutionary, but it put common sense into words. I would recommend it for any professional woman to read at any time during her career. Heck, I'd recommend it to men too, as it definitely defines a "female" style of leadership that men could learn a lot from.
This book provides a no-nonsense practical approach to leadership for women, written in a manner that we all can use. Based on extensive research, it is very readable. The model is one that I wish I had known about 30 years ago but even so is useful to me now. I am enjoying it so much that I recommended it to my women's mentoring circle. The book is divided into five common-sense sections, starting with finding meaning in our work. It explains differences in how men and women network, and provides good advice on how we can leverage our networks to greater usefulness.
While I am only a third of the way through the book, yet majority of the book consist of stories about what so and so did. I was hoping for something a little more textbook but this book is mostly of "feel good" stories.
Bought this yesterday at my local Barnes/Noble - why is it cheaper to buy online???? (Local/member cost $22.00, online cost $19.80.) Irritating!!!
...on what is important to focus on in order to become your own person.