How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

How Remarkable Women Lead The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life The Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders Based on five years of proprietary research How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has with its h

  • Title: How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
  • Author: Joanna Barsh Geoffrey Lewis Susie Cranston
  • ISBN: 9780307461711
  • Page: 314
  • Format: ebook
  • The Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.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 mThe Remarkable discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.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 motherHow 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 From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. I have a wish: that self help and self development could be separated at birth. Unfortunately - and particularly for women - any topic leads into an Oprah-zone of belief, aspiration, expression and self-actualization.Often, I would appreciate an understanding of capitalism and the workplace.How remarkable women lead is a solid book. It does contain too much over-sharing and 'inspirational role models' for my liking. There is not enough attention on how women's careers in particular were impacted [...]

    2. The book does a good job explaining the idea of centered leadership consisting five dimensions of meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, energizing. One or some of these dimensions can be seen in the stories of successful women leaders in top corporations. I won't spoil it, but I found the emphasis on framing, i.e. having a correct and objective view of what has happened, being positive/optimistic and having a healthy lifestyle , i.e. working out, having stress relief plans, and eating healthy, [...]

    3. This reminded me a lot of "Getting There", by Gillian Zoe Segal, but a lot less compelling. While some of the stories were really interesting (I particularly enjoyed reading Christine Lagarde's chapter), there wasn't much of a throughline even as the author tried to espouse Centered Leadership in the intro / conclusion. Overall, some interesting vignettes, but I didn't love it.

    4. I loved the book How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh. It is well worth the read just because of the stories of remarkable women. The downside is that I'm not convinced about the leadership model they have developed. It didn't seem as actionable as other models I have seen. The Centered Leadership model described in the book consists of 5 dimensions."Meaning. Makes it possible to reframe. It gives you the courage to step out of your comfort zone and engage with others. It creates the bond a [...]

    5. The advice in this book would probably have felt more groundbreaking to me if I weren't lucky enough to be in a work environment where they practice and preach a lot of these principles and really encourage career development conversations. I enjoyed the chapters written by specific women the most, though some of the summaries of interviews with different women and their life stories were good too. Also, it's largely focused on climbing the corporate ladder, so while I'm sure the concepts are ap [...]

    6. This book had some great pieces, particularly the five areas they use as their framing: meaning,framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing. The personal stories from various women leaders were useful and this might be a good book for someone just starting out on their leadership journey. If you're interested in a different analysis of women's leadership - particularly one that really focuses on how different identities impact leadership - this isn't the book for you. The book also leans heavi [...]

    7. This book intertwines data and the stories of successful women in business to explain a very tactical framework for how to lead more effectively as a woman. I'm guessing this book will be a permanent addition to my arsenal of leadership tools.

    8. Loved this - stories and insights that can be applied to all stages of any career. This book will be staying on my bookshelf.

    9. The McKinsey approach to female development in the workplace. If you are also tired of reading about 25 year old tech startup founders giving shitty advice about becoming entrepreneurs (not for me) and speaking up in meetings (definitely not a problem for me) than you will probably like this book. The authors interviewed successful women (like women who've run countries and Fortune 500 companies) about what their best approaches in the workplace have been. I really loved hearing their stories. I [...]

    10. I had the privilege of seeing Joanna Barsh speak at a conference and picked up this book. An excellent speaker and very well versed in a number of studies on women and leadership, she (and Susie Cranston) prepared a very solid complilation of research. The practical and down to earth tone may be more accessible for a reader that might shy away from other pieces penned by leading life coaches. The messages, though, are quite compatible.

    11. Đọc lần đầu bản tiếng Việt. Lại thêm một cuốn sách đúng thời điểm. Kiến thức không mới với mình nhưng cách kể chuyện về những người phụ nữ thật truyền cảm hứng và cảm được tấm lòng gửi gắm của tác giả đến nhà lãnh đạo, nhất là nữ lãnh đạo trẻ. Biết ơn và sẽ còn cần tham khảo thêm nhiều từ sách này.

    12. I read this as an action item after leaving the Junior League of Atlanta's Women's Forum was awesome. Great stories of unbelievable women executives around the globe and it taught me that energy is so important and that I'm in charge of doing things that energize me!

    13. This was good and worth a read. You'll definitely feel inspired after the reading the collection of stores about women's different paths to success. However, when the authors try to infer 'science' from the anecdotal collection, I was a little less enamored.

    14. i read this awhile back and really liked it. I've been looking for more books on this topic and so far this is the best that i've read. I'm going to go back and reread it.

    15. I did not enjoy the book as much as I had thought. It was too specific. I was looking for a book that gives insights on the challenges faced by women in the workplace and not necessarily how to climb the corporate ladder. Nonetheless it was still an interesting read.

    16. Very interesting book. It could have been named "How remarkable people (who happened to be women) lead" but that isn't quite as snappy and probably doesn't sell it as well either.I gained great insights from the authors' research and interviews with the leading business women of the world.Regardless of gender, most of us want to be successful in our fields and some of us are fortunate to be married to successful women. This book highlights the challenges of work/life balance and strategies succe [...]

    17. I mostly really enjoyed this book. While it is aimed at women who work outside the home and have lofty career goals, there is so much to takeaway from this book for any woman who is in a position to lead and work well with others. I listed to it on Audible, and I was captivated by some of the stories and advice shared. The ideas and concepts can easily be translated into my philanthropic commitments and the boards of directors on which I sit. Barsh started this project because she was looking fo [...]

    18. A fascinating, informative, and eye-opening piece of work about high frequency trading. I almost dropped it halfway as I couldn't stand the unfairness happening real time in our world like I felt watching Making a Murderer. Fortunately I finished the book and it has sort of a bright ending. A lot of thoughts went on in my head while I was reading the book. What is HFT? Why is it evil? Are there any merits of it? I tried to find counter arguments against Michael Lewis as I don't want to be biased [...]

    19. Readers who disliked this book seem to take issue with the author's use of real-world anecdotes from female executives to illustrate her philosophy of centered leadership. To me, this is akin to objecting to too many letters in an epistolary novel, since in the case of both titles, you're likely already aware the format of the book will inform the content. I found Brash's anecdotes to be helpful on balance, and part of a well-thought out structure around individual and team leadership that a wom [...]

    20. Excellent research on women and leadership. There are many important concepts included in this book, but there were two things I will definitely remember and attempt to put into practice in my life.First, the power of networking and the way many women approach networking. From my perspective, the gender differences pointed out in this book are accurate. The point that 75% of an individuals capital is in relationships caused me to reconsider the importance of networking. Second, I found the chapt [...]

    21. ~"You can't love you life from a place of fear. You have to live your life from a place of hope."~"If you are always doing what makes you comfortable, by definition you cannot be developing."~Find out what drains you and what makes you feel energized. Shape your day and your work around things that energize you to reach your greatest potential. ~Happiness is motivating. Happy teams are more creative, better at what they do and have less turnover.~You can turn any job into your calling if it draw [...]

    22. I think this is a great book to encourage women to embrace the methods of great leadership. There are a lot of positive examples (this works really well) as well negative examples (this will not work very well.) One of the most valuable assets to the book is the plethora of actionable items. The author doesn't just tell you WHAT you need to do, but how you can go about achieving your goals. The missing star in my rating is because I feel like the book is redundant and could be condensed quite a [...]

    23. I'm not usually a fan of this genre, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed How Remarkable Women Lead. This book challenges the reader to--in the words of a far more eloquent reviewer--"drop the John Wayne costume." It's deeply personal. It encourages introspection and provides clear, actionable ideas to help one grow as a leader and, more importantly, as an individual. It is inspiring and practical in equal measure. It's a solid read, and I'll be taking its lessons to heart.

    24. I found this book inspiring. The author left McKinsey in order to research the common themes and patterns followed by successful women leaders. She starts by describing those traits that are core to what she calls "centered leadership." She then devotes a chapter each to a number of different women, turning the narration over to them almost entirely. Similarly to "Lean In", I came away from the book with the feeling that I can and should pursue higher summits. This is worth re-reading, especiall [...]

    25. 3.5 starsThis book, in combination with Lean In, is a serious confidence weapon. It has practical tips, research, and stories to inspire women and men alike. There's two reasons why I'm knocking off a star and a half: (1) at some point, you hit a wall with all the stories in which they become repetitive and (2) there's no advice for when things go wrong, like when if engaging fails. Otherwise, a great resource that I really recommend in tandem with Lean In.

    26. I think every woman that aspire to lead and want to get to know herself better and how to reach her goals, must read this book.For every man that want to understand what keeps women leaders on, read this book.I would give this book 3-4 stars if they didn't add to there model real-life stories from all around the world to enhance their findings on the model. Thus, they deserve 5 for bringing these inspiring stories to many women around the globe. We really need it!

    27. While it's nice getting tips from successful career women, I thought this book was lacking in practical advice. I did appreciate a few tidbits of information and found the Notes section at the end really informative. A more useful book to me would have been to have a book that was written more like the Notes section instead of the somewhat banal stories from various women that were more like cheerleading with unclear takeaways.

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