Ascending

Author: Sherri Dahl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520934488
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Through the inspiring stories of women including J.K. Rowling, Sara Blakely, Calamity Jane, Madame C.J. Walker, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O'Connor, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Sims, Abigail Adams, Anne Workman, Carol Burnett, and others, Ascending provides practical advice to women lawyers and business leaders. Ascending also offers advice to women and the people who work with them on perspective, motivation, planning, and marketing. Drawing on author Sherri Dahl's personal experiences as a military wife in the middle of the Mojave Desert, who against all odds becomes an attorney in an international law firm, and who now owns her own law firm, Ascending challenges women to take risks and have faith in themselves. Ascending is a must read for women at every phase of their lives and speaks specifically to women in the fields of law and business.

Cracking The Corporate Code

Author: Price M. Cobbs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780814407714
Size: 16.86 MB
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Examines the lives and careers of thirty-two African Americans who have risen through the ranks of American businesses to positions of power, recounting their career trajectories, motivations, support systems, and strategies.

Women In High Gear

Author: Anne Deeter Gallaher
Publisher: Gallaher/Howell/Womeninhighgear
ISBN: 9780615781259
Size: 67.13 MB
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Is high gear attainable for today's women and the next generation? Yes! Women in High Gear is a first-of-its-kind look at how women in business, on-rampers, and aspiring executives can discern and discover a path to high gear. Whether that looks like financial independence, starting a business, ascending to the C-suite, securing a board seat, or making superconnections, high gear is clearly within reach. Entrepreneurs and small business owners Anne Deeter Gallaher and Amy D. Howell join forces in Women in High Gear to tell their stories of two divergent paths to reach the same goal. In 13 easy-to-read and easy-to-relate-to chapters, Amy and Anne lay out their own journeys to high gear and show how others can connect the dots for growth and success. They combine big business principles with small business DNA in hopes that their experiences will shorten the business learning curve of women. Living the realities of staying at home and staying on the fast track, Anne and Amy help women of all ages understand the necessities for emotional resilience, harnessing the softs skills, exhibiting leadership, mastering self-discipline, understanding the bottom line, connecting on social media, and building a personal brand. Wherever you stand in your business journey, Anne and Amy challenge you to charge ahead with confidence and fresh perspectives. The world needs what you have to offer-high gear awaits! Acclaim for Women in High Gear: "Anne Deeter Gallaher and Amy D. Howell are keenly attuned to the need for mentoring, guidance, and inspiration to help prepare current and future generations of women for leadership in business and society. In Women in High Gear, Anne and Amy have artfully woven their own high gear journeys to both mark a path for growth and to steer readers clear of roadblocks. They blend advice, personal experience, insight, and accountability in hopes of shortening the learning curves of other women." Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D. President, Messiah College "In a business world steeped in too much self-help blather, Amy and Anne stand up for accountability, distinctiveness, mental toughness, responsibility, hard work, compassion, and appropriate compromise-the values that forge great leaders. This book is inspiring, true, and even better-entertaining!" Mark. W. Schaefer College Educator, Entrepreneur, International Speaker, and Author of Return on Influence and The Tao of Twitter "Women in High Gear is proof of the power of storytelling-at which Anne Deeter Gallaher and Amy D. Howell excel. They turn their hard-won personal and professional experiences into illuminating and engaging examples for others to follow. Early and mid-career professionals will find High Gear immediately useful, but even seasoned executives (like me) will see in Amy and Anne's experiences new approaches to today's challenges." Kathleen A. Pavelko President/CEO, WITF, Harrisburg, PA "This book is for anyone wanting to soar to higher goals in business." Philip H. Trenary CEO, Phil Trenary Associates; Former CEO, Pinnacle Airlines Corporation "After reading Women in High Gear, I immediately wrote out my high gear goals for the next five years. This book is for any woman with a big dream for her life!" Rachael Dymski Author "Wonder duo Anne and Amy provide valuable insight into how independent, driven women can dominate the professional business landscape." Susan R. Ewing Director of Social & Digital Media, Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau "Women in High Gear is the modern guide to overcoming obstacles and achieving success without breaking a sweat-and doing it all in 4-inch heels. Anne and Amy have hit a homerun!" Kaitlin Sawyer Public Relations/Marketing Professional, Hawaii

How Women Rise

Author: Sally Helgesen
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316440108
Size: 74.92 MB
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Ready to take the next step in your career . . . but not sure what's holding you back? Read on. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers--men and women--to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late. Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more. Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it. Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it. Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book How Women Rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

That S What She Said

Author: Joanne Lipman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062437232
Size: 19.21 MB
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Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code, Gannett’s Chief Content Officer contends that to achieve parity in the office, women don’t have to change—men do—and in this inclusive and realistic handbook, offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work. Companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every financial measure, and women employees help boost creativity and can temper risky behavior—such as the financial gambles behind the 2008 economic collapse. Yet in the United States, ninety-five percent of Fortune 500 chief executives are men, and women hold only seventeen percent of seats on corporate boards. More men are reaching across the gender divide, genuinely trying to reinvent the culture and transform the way we work together. Despite these good intentions, fumbles, missteps, frustration, and misunderstanding continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women’s careers. What can the Enron scandal teach us about the way men and women communicate professionally? How does brain circuitry help explain men’s fear of women’s emotions at work? Why did Kimberly Clark blindly have an all-male team of executives in charge of their Kotex tampon line? In That’s What She Said, veteran media executive Joanne Lipman raises these intriguing questions and more to find workable solutions that individual managers, organizations, and policy makers can employ to make work more equitable and rewarding for all professionals. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent relevant studies, and stories from Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, That’s What She Said is a book about success that persuasively shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for us all—and offers a roadmap for getting there.

A Little Light On The Spiritual Laws

Author: Diana Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844093204
Size: 59.26 MB
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Inspirational stories and affirmations reveal the sacred laws that provide spiritual enlightenment. These 36 beautifully presented and encouraging laws offer readers from all walks of life a path towards happiness. Uplifting and accessible, the true stories presented extend an understanding of these spiritual laws, which govern all life. Vividly illustrated accounts and metaphors show how prosperity, success, and well-being can be achieved.

Before I Was Ceo

Author: Peter Vanham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119278112
Size: 29.13 MB
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Have you always known what you wanted to be in life? What are some “watershed moments” that made you who you are? When did you get on track to become a successful CEO? It started with three questions at Davos. The younger Peter Vanham looked to the answers from the elite leaders he asked to validate his own career choice, and the rich, private wisdom he received revealed more about building a career than he’d found anywhere else. He shares it all with you in Before I Was CEO. For everyone who lays awake at night wondering if they’re heading up or down the corporate ladder, this collection of personal stories from a remarkable group of the most accomplished men and women in business today proves everyone can put themselves in the C-suite by taking a variety of different paths—it’s all how you do it. Some found opportunity through adversity and others came by their big-break moments through serendipity. A group of them walked away from corporate life and lived in other ways and all of them made calculated moves to advance their careers. In their own words, read how it all unfolded, the tough decisions they wrestled, the risks and rewards they saw, and how it all came together. You don’t need a royal pedigree or Ivy League education to reach the top as long as you: • Value family, leave home, and make informed decisions based on your dreams • Take the first thirty-five years of your life to discover what you’re interested in and don’t rush to be a CEO • Strategically deal with failure, remember the lessons you learned, and adapt to situations you can’t change You aren’t the first person to be at the crossroads you’re standing in, and with the motivating and instructive stories in Before I Was CEO, you may be answering a young journalist’s questions at Davos one day.

Working Identity

Author: Herminia Ibarra
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422160653
Size: 74.16 MB
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How Successful Career Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession. In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become. Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities. Through engrossing stories—from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist—Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can: Explore possible selves Craft and execute "identity experiments" Create "small wins" that keep momentum going Survive the rocky period between career identities Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition Make time for reflection—without missing out on windows of opportunity Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming. A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 46.89 MB
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