The Lost Leaders

Author: R. Heppner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137350709
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Lost Leaders presents the personal stories of women who achieved success in corporate leadership, but have chosen to abandon their careers, providing a fascinating glimpse of the culture that exists in the contemporary corporation.

Developing Women Leaders in Corporate America Balancing Competing Demands Transcending Traditional Boundaries

Author: Alan T. Belasen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313395748
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides research-based evidence within the Competing Values Framework to examine women's leadership styles, demonstrate their suitability for senior management positions, and show how employers must embrace women in leadership roles in order for their companies to be diversified and globalized. • Developmental plans based on self assessment and self-analysis of women managers using the Competing Values Framework

Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753541645
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

Women s Experiences in Leadership in K 16 Science Education Communities Becoming and Being

Author: Katherine C. Wieseman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048122392
Format: PDF, Docs
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A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education. The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed. The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part. The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.

The Female Brain

Author: Louann Brizendine
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407039512
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they'll love. She also reveals the neurological explanations behind why... * A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened... * Thoughts about sex enter a woman's brain perhaps once every couple of days, but mayenter a man's brain up to once every minute... * A woman's brain goes on high alert during pregnancy - and stays that way long after giving birth... * A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man... * Women tend to know what people are feeling, while men can't spot an emotion unless someone cries or threatens them with bodily harm! Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves - and the men in their lives.

Earn Your Seat On a Corporate Board

Author: Jill Griffin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0996921826
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Board cronyism" has run rampant for too long. The playing field must be leveled so board seats are obtainable to a wider, richly qualified, more diverse range of talent. To remain competitive and profitable, our corporations and free enterprise system depend on it. In their June 2011 Harvard Business Review article "Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women," Anita Woolley and Thomas W. Malone wrote: "There's little correlation between a group's collective intelligence and IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises." The authors and their assistants had given standard intelligence tests to subjects between 18 and 60 years old. Each team was asked to solve one complex problem along with completing such tasks as brainstorming, visual puzzles, and decision-making exercises. "Teams were given intelligence scores based on their performance. Though the teams that had members with higher IQs didn't earn much higher scores, those that had more women did." So female and male readers listen up. While corporate board seats are scarce, competition is fierce and director turnover is low, here's something to celebrate: Unlike the past when boards often interviewed just one person whom they knew, many boards are now interviewing several candidates. This means, according to the Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index 2014, more first-time directors---39 percent of newly seated directors are serving for the first time---and people with different experience are being invited to the process. And the 2014 National Association of Public Company Governance Survey confirms that 23 percent of all new directors are division/subsidiary presidents and other line and functional leaders. This is almost double their representation a decade ago. So you don't have to sit passively just wishing and hoping. You can take action. In fact, the "right" initiatives can immeasurably increase your odds of earning a seat. (This book is full of folks who have done just that!) Here's the tricky part, however: Joining a corporate board is generally by invitation only. (Sometimes board recruiters build the candidate list, but many times the board works independently.) Although the landscape is changing, direct solicitation is still considered taboo. Consequently, your actions should be carefully choreographed so that the board finds you and determines that you are the are the most qualified candidate for the seat. You'll want to rely on your sponsors and supporters to do the initial canvassing for you. If this sounds mysterious and murky, or downright implausible, hang on! In this book, I bring together my branding and marketing experience and my thirteen-years-and-counting corporate board experience. It's the interweaving of these two distinct sets of qualifications that enables me to help you blaze your trail to a corporate board seat. The earlier you get familiar with the world of corporate boards, the more productive your journey will be. Refer to the resources at the back of this book and take to heart the "Tools for the Journey" summary I provide at the end of every chapter. Ready to turn your ambition into action and become a corporate board director? Read this book. Your someday starts now.

Reaching Teaching and Growing African American Believers

Author: George Champion Sr.
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594678472
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Reaching, Teaching and Growing African-American Believers" promotes Christian education in all churches, particularly African-American churches, for adults, youth, and children. (Christian Education)

Gender and Women s Leadership

Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience