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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 29. September 2009

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"How Remarkable Women Lead offers some interesting ideas, such as learning to frame events in a positive light and to adapt to setbacks with optimism rather than self-doubt and pessimism. But some of the book's interviews with top executives—like Avon's Andrea Jung, Xerox's Anne Mulcahy and former Qantas chairman Margaret Jackson—are long on platitudes and short on the details of how these business leaders handled various challenges."--The Wall Street Journal

"We are always looking for new perspectives on growing great women leaders. How Remarkable Women Lead is a great read, with real insights and actionable ideas! The inspiring stories give an intimate look at how remarkable women really get things done, providing a development model valuable to both women and men. This refreshing and action-oriented book stands out!"
—Susan P. Peters, vice president, executive development and chief learning officer, General Electric

"What makes this book singular and valuable is its wide-lens focus on the personal qualities that lead to exemplary leadership. Don't be taken in by the title: men have as much to learn from this book as women."
—Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of Business Administration and university professor, University of Southern California, and author of On Becoming a Leader

"Here are the stories of amazing women leaders in the context of an imaginative and pragmatic framework that rests on a rich fact base. It puts to rest stereotypes we have about who leaders are and how to lead. The seeds for our future are in here. The new CEO is a woman or a man who is not afraid to drop the John Wayne costume."
—Gary Hamel, author of The Future of Management and Leading the Revolution

"How Remarkable Women Lead is a book that will truly resonate with all women. It is personal, powerful, and revealing and thereby true to how we women live and lead. The storytelling makes this unlike any business book I know; these are people who have faced every challenge imaginable and still made their mark. So truthful, so revealing, it's a book at once inspirational and practical–a unique duality."
—Elizabeth Smith, president, Avon Products, Inc.

"Over the years, I have worked with many remarkable women leaders. I know from personal experience that the talent is there, waiting to be tapped and developed. Investing in women leaders is not only the right thing to do, it makes clear business sense. Developing top talent for high performance is both an art and a science. Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston provide the vision and the practical ideas to make this competitive opportunity a reality."
—Terry Lundgren, chairman, president, and CEO, Macy's, Inc.

"Today's business environment demands fresh ideas–and this book delivers them. It is a great reading experience, with inspiration on every page. How Remarkable Women Lead has lessons for both men and women and tells them through powerful intimate stories. Is it possible to fall in love with a business book about leadership? Yes!"
—Gerald Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys "R" Us, Inc.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

JOANNA BARSH joined McKinsey & Company in 1981 and is a senior partner. Along with her consulting work, she leads the McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, whose goal is to help develop women leaders. Joanna is a New York City Commissioner of Women’s Issues and received the Girl Scouts Council Woman of Distinction Award and the National Council of Research on Women Award. Joanna is also a trustee of Sesame Workshop. She was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School.

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.


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A great book. A book for the new kind of leader out there. 'Men and women who are vulnerable and powerful, empathic and self-aware, grounded and connected - leaders equipped to address the enormous challenges of complexity, volatility, and increasing pace of change.'
If you're looking for a book which defines leadership through meaning, framing, connecting, engaging and energizing and not just through power, money and winning the race then this is the one for you.
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5-pillars for an effective leadership style. Model explained in an easy-to-read manner. Multiple real-life examples given.
Inspiring. It does worth the reading time.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Thoughtful Book That Is Worth The Time Spent Reading It 5. April 2010
Von Bold Consumer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The more I got into this book, the better it got. Toward the end I didn't want to put it down. I found myself reaching for my highlighter, a sure sign that there was good information there that I don't want to lose.

Some chapters in this book didn't really reach out and grab me, because they better apply to women starting out in their careers. I found a chapter that not only reached out and grabbed me, but it shouted at me! I suspect that most women will find something worthwhile in this book, even if not every chapter applies. I found a technique that I hope will help me avoid one of my problematic habits.

In addition to my problem section, which I will not share here, <grin>, I particularly enjoyed the chapter on making your own luck. "The core lesson in engaging is taking charge and making things happen for yourself." That's an improvement over what seems to be the trend, especially since the internet, message boards, etc., where everyone plays the victim. "This is what was done to me" and "How dare you tell me I should take responsibility for myself when these people have mistreated me." The author tells us we have to recognize what we want and then take steps to get it. You have to take a few risks, and before you do, you need to "know what you know and what you don't know."

There are stories and excellent quotes throughout the book from leaders, women and men, to illustrate the points the author is making.

Adapting To The New Realities is a section I would like to recommend along with the Stepping up to Lead. "You can manage a lot of people, but to lead you have to inspire, not intimidate. Have passion and compassion." Then I was delighted with the section on "Energy in Your Toolkit" where an example was given of treating your energy as an asset that you invest and grow. The information on how to "Minimize the Drains" on your energy is right on target. Having boundaries. What an interesting idea! OUCH! The comment also got me about a Pavlovian reaction to your phone ringing and fragmenting your time through ongoing e-mailing, texting, and phonecalls causing you to lose concentration and lose control of your schedule. I DO allow others to highjack my time on things that may be far less important. Urgent is not important. Kicking the "always-On" habit. Can you do that? It sounds wonderful to me.

I'm going to have to spend more time on that chapter.

Then I'm going to devote a little more time to the chapter on "Recovery Time" I think.

Now where is that highlighter.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Insightful and Helpful - Not Just For Women 14. August 2015
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This insightful and helpful book is another necessary book for the library of a woman in leadership in any capacity. Using their well-researched and effective Centered Leadership model, Barsh and Cranston walk readers through functional and clearly communicated steps to maximize their work and personal hours.

This is not a typical "how to have it all" type of book. In fact, they point out several times that no one can have it all and that there is no such thing as work/life balance. All there is is yourself and your center and maintaining as close to your center as you can. They advocate for self-evaluation as the starting point for career success - what do you want to do? What gives you energy? What drains energy? How do you combat anxiety and fear? Are you someone who needs medication in order to do that? Physical activity is necessary for centering - are you someone who needs a lot or a little to achieve that.

Every point the authors make is demonstrated through anecdotes from women with strong leadership experience in a variety of disciplines. I would have liked a few less CEOs and a few more social service or religious leaders, because their leadership challenges would not only add diversity to this book, but would be personally more in line with the challenges I face in my day job.

Overall, I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone in leadership - not just women. It's one to read through and refer back to and perhaps even teach from. If you are in any capacity to lead or mentor young women in particular, I would recommend giving this book a gander to be able to pass on some of its wisdom to them.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Simply Remarkable ! 25. Oktober 2012
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This excellent book describes the concept of "Centered Leadership" and breaks it further down into Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. The description of concepts alternates with specific stories and experiences of top women leaders, for example IMF director Christine Lagarde. This way the story keeps moving very nicely and one finds it difficult to put the book down. My own career journey has so far taken me to a director level of a Fortune 100 company including people leadership. This book helped me to discover that certain traits,my personality and background have helped me be successful. I did not necessarily realize that before reading this book and would not have imagined that these ingredients would be helpful to other women in their career. For example, an optimistic mindset and the consistent habit of treating oneself well by getting enough sleep, exercise and vacation time are part of my behavior pattern, but it was fascinating to understand that they can actually be ingredients of a successful career. Having a meaningful job or role that one has a passion for is obviously great, that we can actually get energized on the job was something I have experienced but never really put in words for myself. Other essentials, like networking became enjoyable and natural only in recent years. I should have made it part of my regular behavior much,much earlier in my career. Bottom LIne, I hope many young aspiring professional women will read this book to gain an understanding of Centered Leadership. It will save them time and instead of slowly climbing the career ladder, testing each step carefully, they will be able to fly.

Sabine Jansen, Switzerland
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Read this book! 6. April 2014
Von Kristy C. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Great book! Every women working outside the home should read this. This book tells you the psychology behind why women do certain things and why we look at things differently from men at work.
Only criticism I would have is that it doesn't really go into a lot of detail on how you accomplish some of the advice.
The examples of what goes on at work really hit home with me. I will keep this book close by so I can refer to it from time to time when I need to re - direct in my work.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Good book. Very motivating to hear that many of ... 21. Februar 2016
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Good book. Very motivating to hear that many of these woman had to fail and pick themselves back up to build the reputation and career they have today! Good tips would have loved to see some more insight on how to build some of these skills in networking and finding a mentor.
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