Enlightened power : how women are transforming the practice of leadership / Linda Coughlin, Ellen Wingard, Keith Hollihan, editors.

Each of the 40 essays in this collection offers a unique take on the challenges women face as they emerge into positions of power. Created to disseminate the type of knowledge shared annually at the Women in Leadership Summit, the collection presents sophisticated advice on how to make such transiti...

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Other Authors: Coughlin, Linda, 1952-, Wingard, Ellen, 1952-, Hollihan, Keith.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2005.
Edition:1st ed.
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505 0 |a The economics of the enlightened use of power / Riane Eisler -- The power of shifting context : becoming a contextual leader / Rayona Sharpnack -- Deeper power / Carol Anderson and Patricia Shafer -- Failing well : how to be vulnerable and strong / Barbara Corcoran -- Work as love made visible : finding your passion / Gail Straub -- The inextricable link between mentoring and leadership / Stacy Blake-Beard -- Influencing for impact / Kira Hower -- The natural leadership talents of women / Helen E. Fisher -- Are we looking after each other? women leaders winning the game / Gail Evans -- With children : leading an integrated life / Susan Brady and Gabriella Salvatore -- Cultivating the still point : the power of reflective leadership / Ellen Wingard -- Our many possible selves : what do we want? / Herminia Ibarra -- Women building businesses : courage to find your way / Sharon P. Whiteley -- Taking risk : lessons from an unconventional career arrangement / Cynthia Cunningham and Shelley Murray -- Trafficking in trust : the art and science of human knowledge networks / Karen Stephenson -- Enlightened power through difficult conversations / Bruce Patton, Michele Gravelle, and Scott Peppet -- Crossing over : leadership that makes others want to follow / Barbara McMahon -- Leading authentically : new research into the link between the essential self and leadership effectiveness / Tricia Naddaff -- Completing the circle : the business imperative for diversity / Toni Riccardi -- Good girls don't brag, do they? / Peggy Klaus -- An unwavering stand for results : a leader's perspective / Tracey Warson -- Leading beyond boundaries : the courage to enrich the world / Nancy J. Adler -- The sustainable advantage / Sally Helgesen -- Snapshots of a corporate radical / Barbara Waugh -- The socially responsible leader / Eileen Fisher and Susan M. Schor -- Inclusive transformation : a different power / Swanee Hunt -- Pushing open the "door of opportunity" : women in our Armed Forces / Deborah A. Loewer -- Olympian thinking : producing extraordinary results in our world / Marilyn King -- Being a leader of leaders / Marian L. Heard -- Aren't we the dream? / Erin Gruwell. 
520 |a Each of the 40 essays in this collection offers a unique take on the challenges women face as they emerge into positions of power. Created to disseminate the type of knowledge shared annually at the Women in Leadership Summit, the collection presents sophisticated advice on how to make such transitions work, not just for individuals, but for society. Though a bit overwhelming in number, the essays are not repetitious; in fact, they rarely overlap in their points. Most provide insight into specific work-related goals and behaviors, such as "influencing for impact," conducting difficult conversations, finding mentors and bragging constructively about accomplishments. Male-bashing is conspicuously absent. The editors' intent is more constructive than that, with nearly every chapter delivering take-away applications to one's current position and a better understanding of the errors one may have made in the past. There are, however, several touchy-feely chapters, and the foreword by David Gergen irritates with its pro-women pandering. And while the stylistic switches from chapter to chapter are mostly welcome-first person and personal from Barbara Corcoran to business-school academic from Karen Stephenson-the writing skill varies immensely across authors and some of the essays are very poorly constructed. Patient readers will be rewarded, however, with honest insight into how to make the most of their hard-fought rise through the corporate ranks and how to enjoy that success in both their professional and personal lives. 
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