#FridayReads: How Remarkable Women Lead

HowRemarkableWomenLeadReviewMaking moves in your life and career? Looking to learn from incredible women that are leading us towards a better feature? Might we suggest this excellent book based on five years of research by McKinsey & Company (you know the famous management consulting firm) consultants Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston showcase discoveries about what drives and sustains successful women leaders.

They bill it as 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.  But the best part is that it is genuinely optimistic (which in this day and age we could all use).

“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

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