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Women in business : the changing face of leadership /
Patricia Werhane... [et al.] ; foreword by Margaret Heffernan.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
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xx, 192 p. : ill.
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9780275994549 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
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9780275994549 (alk. paper)
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Founding and growing the values-based entrepreneurship / Phyllis Apelbaum -- Integrating personal, professional, and corporate values as an empowering leadership model / Anne L. Arvia -- Situational, transforming leadership in a male-dominated organization / Margaret Blackshere -- The powerful influence of coaching / Gail Boudreaux -- Leading through workplace engagement / Cathy Calhoun -- Opportunistic values-based team leadership / Ellen Carnahan -- Challenging the paradigm : the positive role of negative mentoring as a leadership model / Donni Case -- Balancing business and family in the difficult world of finance / Adela Cepeda -- The for-profit company with the not-for-profit soul / Alison Chung -- Creating an entrepreneurial legacy through technology education / Caroline Sanchez Crozier -- A servant leader in values and actions / Deborah L. DeHaas -- Mentoring and the family business / Sondra Healy -- Social commitment and entrepreneurship / Mary Ann Leeper -- The power of confidence with being in charge / Madeleine W. Ludlow -- Creativity as a source for leadership / Eva Maddox -- Customer-centered leadership and the meaning of success / Beth Pritchard -- Breaking down barriers in executive search / Barbara L. Provus -- Leading a learning organization with integrity / Martha Ries -- Leading change by building a culture of trust and communication / Desiree Rogers -- A passion to achieve with values-laden leadership / Paula A. Sneed -- Managing reputation the right way / Pamela Strobel -- Leading a learning organization / Donna F. Zarcone -- Conclusion : emergent themes in women's leadership.
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6295452
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-10-01:
A collaborative effort of five female academics, this volume engagingly tells the stories of 22 women leaders in corporate and entrepreneurial roles. The book is based on interviews with these leaders and reports on their "achievements, the values and visions they bring to and enact in their organizations, and the contributions they have made to the companies in which they hold leadership positions." A chapter is devoted to each leader, and what is consistent and clear among these individuals is their mastery and understanding of the values and practices required to survive in today's business world. Each leader has successfully transformed negatives into positives, power into empowerment, and working together into collaboration, using unique strengths and demonstrating leadership styles that break with the traditional male model. This is a must read for anyone (regardless of gender, race, or ethnic background) wishing to gain a deeper understanding about leading and managing successfully in a global economy, but it will be of particular interest to those concerned with the growing influence of women in leadership positions. See related, Women and Leadership, ed. by Barbara Kellerman and Deborah L. Rhode (CH, Jan'08, 45-2709). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public, academic, and professional library collections. A. Hirsa Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-03-15:
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, female-owned companies account for 28 percent of all American businesses, but as Werhane (business ethics, DePaul Univ.; Moral Imagination and Management Decision-Making) and her coauthors point out, only six Fortune 500 companies are headed by women. These three titles offer much-needed advice to the thousands of women making entrepreneurial moves or to those who want a boost up the corporate ladder. Werhane et al. interviewed 22 women executives to get their thoughts on leadership styles and how they have broken through the glass ceiling. Each executive's story focuses on one aspect of her career or management style. They share ideas on coaching, mentoring, creativity, building a culture of trust, managing reputations, social commitment, being customer-centered, being a servant-leader, and many other refreshing takes on what has made them and their companies stand out. "Birthing the elephant" is business writer Abarbanel (The Dollar Bill Knows No Sex) and syndicated columnist Freeman's metaphor for launching an entrepreneurial venture: both are mammoth undertakings that require around 22 months. If the venture is successful, the entrepreneur will have a healthy, thriving business to call her own. The authors admit that their breezy guide doesn't focus on the nitty gritty of business plans and dealing with the bank, but it does show, for instance, how start-up venturers can substitute "brains for bucks." Canadian entrepreneurs Mears and Bacon offer their personal experiences in setting up their web-design company, as well as real-life scenarios from dozens of other women in start-up ventures. After helping readers define the vision for their business and understand why they need to be their own boss, this practical guide follows the stages of a start-up and offers down-to-earth advice backed up with real-life scenarios. Both entrepreneurial books, with inspiration and guidance for women launching their dreams, are recommended for public library business collections. Women in Business is in the management genre, which makes it better suited for academic and larger public library business collections.-Carol J. Elsen, Univ. of Wisconsin Libs., Whitewater (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"Werhane et al. interviewed 22 women executives to get their thoughts on leadership styles and how they have broken through the glass ceiling. Each executive's story focuses on one aspect of her career or management style. They share ideas on coaching, mentoring, creativity, building a culture of trust, managing reputations, social commitment, being customer-centered, being a servant-leader, and many other refreshing takes on what has made them and their companies stand out....Women in Business is in the management genre, which makes it better suited for academic and larger public library business collections." - Library Journal
"Werhane (business ethics, DePaul U.) and her co-authors report on their interviews with 22 top women executives, detailing their commitment and perseverance in the face of what must have seemed at the time to be insurmountable odds....Both the interviewers and the interviewed firmly avoid cliches and stereotypes, making this lively and deeply informative." - SciTech Book News
"A collaborative effort of five female academics, this volume engagingly tells the stories of 22 women leaders in corporate and entrepreneurial roles. The book is based on interviews with these leaders and reports on their achievements, the values and visions they bring to and enact in their organizations, and the contributions they have made to the companies in which they hold leadership positions....This is a must read for anyone (regardless of gender, race, or ethnic background) wishing to gain a deeper understanding about leading and managing successfully in a global economy, but it will be of particular interest to those concerned with the growing influence of women in leadership positions....Highly recommended." - Choice
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Summaries
Long Description
Female executives of large companies are still in short supply in the U.S., but they have made great strides in recent years and their number is growing. Patricia Werhane and four other leadership experts interviewed twenty-two prominent womenincluding executives at Kraft, Boeing, and Harley Davidsonto uncover their leadership styles, reveal their most effective practices, and find out how they broke through the glass ceiling. This celebration of stellar executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they've made to both their companies and industries. Besides enjoying fascinating stories, readersboth men and womenwill gain insights that help them manage and lead better. Despite enormous strides in the status of women in business, female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies can be counted on two hands, and less than 15 percent of Fortune 500 board seats are held by women. These daunting statistics, however, belie another phenomenon: The iceberg of male domination in the boardroom is beginning to break up and melt. More and more women are assuming positions of real leadership. And it's none too soon. With the increasing diversity of the workforce, businesses need the wisdom successful female executives can offer. To encourage more women to step up to the plate, this book tells many stories of perseverance and inventiveness. But it digs deeper to reveal common qualities and characteristics that reflect a style of leadership that is in stark contrastin every major dimension, from communication styles to team building to crisis managementto the traditional, white-male model that has dominated practice, theory, and management education. While men tend to be transactional leaders, the women profiled in this book are nothing less than inspiring, transformational leaders. The result is an incisive, engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately empowering narrative that will serve as a guide for women now entering, progressing, and leading in the workplaceas well as the men with whom they work.
Long Description
Female executives of large companies are still in short supply in the U.S., but they have made great strides in recent years and their number is growing. Patricia Werhane and her fellow experts in leadership, ethics, entrepreneurship, and management interviewed twenty-two prominent women--including executives at Kraft, Boeing, and Harley Davidson--to uncover their leadership styles, reveal their most effective practices, and find out how they broke through the glass ceiling. This celebration of stellar executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they've made to both their companies and industries. Now, more than ever, these stories need to be told. Despite enormous strides in the status of women in business, female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies can be counted on two hands, and less than 15 percent of Fortune 500 board seats are held by women. These daunting statistics, however, belie another phenomenon: The iceberg of male domination in the boardroom is beginning to break up and melt. More and more women are assuming positions of real leadership. And it's none too soon. With the increasing diversity of the workforce, businesses need the wisdom successful female executives can offer. To encourage more women to step up to the plate, this book tells many stories of perseverance and inventiveness. But it digs deeper to reveal common qualities and characteristics that reflect a style of leadership that is in stark contrast--in every major dimension, from communication styles to team building to crisis management--to the traditional, white-male model that has dominated practice, theory, and management education. While men tend to betransactional leaders, the women profiled in this book are nothing less than inspiring, transformational leaders. Interviewees include, among others: *Anne Arvia, CEO, ShoreBank *Margaret Blackshere, President, Illinois AFL-CIO *Cathy Calhoun, President, Weber Shandwick--Chicago *Ellen Carnahan, Managing Director, William Blair Capital Partners *Deborah L. DeHaas, Managing Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu *Sondra Healy, Co-Chairman, Turtle Wax *Barbara Provus, Principal and Founder, Shepherd Bueschel & Provus, Inc. *M. Martha Ries, Vice President, Ethics & Business Conduct, The Boeing Company *Desiree Rogers, President, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas *Paula Sneed, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing Resources & Initiatives, Kraft Foods, Inc. *Donna Zarcone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley Davidson Financial Services The result is an incisive, engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately empowering narrative that will serve as a guide for women now entering, progressing, and leading in the workplace--as well as the men with whom they work.
Long Description
Female executives of large companies are still in short supply in the U.S., but they have made great strides in recent years and their number is growing. Patricia Werhane and her fellow experts in leadership, ethics, entrepreneurship, and management interviewed twenty-two prominent women--including executives at Diners Club, Kraft, Boeing, and Harley Davidson--to uncover their leadership styles, reveal their most effective practices, and find out how they broke through the glass ceiling. This celebration of stellar executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they've made to both their companies and industries. Now, more than ever, these stories need to be told. Despite enormous strides in the status of women in business, female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies can be counted on two hands, and less than 15 percent of Fortune 500 board seats are held by women. These daunting statistics, however, belie another phenomenon: The iceberg of male domination in the boardroom is beginning to break up and melt. More and more women are assuming positions of real leadership. And it's none too soon. With the increasing diversity of the workforce, businesses need the wisdom successful female executives can offer. To encourage more women to step up to the plate, this book tells many stories of perseverance and inventiveness. But it digs deeper to reveal common qualities and characteristics that reflect a style of leadership that is in stark contrast--in every major dimension, from communication styles to team building to crisis management--to the traditional, white-male model that has dominated practice, theory, and management education. While men tend to be transactional leaders, the women profiled in this book are nothing less than inspiring, transformational leaders. Interviewees include, among others: *Anne Arvia, CEO, ShoreBank *Margaret Blackshere, President, Illinois AFL-CIO *Cathy Calhoun, President, Co-President, Global Consumer Marketing, Regional President, Weber Shandwick *Ellen Carnahan, Managing Director, William Blair Capital Partners *Deborah L. DeHaas, Managing Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu *Brenda Gaines, Former CEO, Diners Club International *Sondra Healy, Co-Chairman, Turtle Wax *Barbara Provus, Principal and Founder, Shepherd Bueschel & Provus, Inc. *M. Martha Ries, Vice President, Ethics & Business Conduct, The Boeing Company *Desiree Rogers, President, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Peoples Energy *Paula Sneed, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing Resources & Initiatives, Kraft Foods, Inc. *Donna Zarcone, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley Davidson Financial Services The result is an incisive, engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately empowering narrative that will serve as a guide for women now entering, progressing, and leading in the workplace--as well as the men with whom they work.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This celebration of stellar female executives highlights their achievements, the values and visions that guide them, and the contributions they have made to both their companies and industries.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Founding and Growing the Values-Based Enterprisep. 1
Integrating Personal, Professional, and Corporate Values as an Empowering Leadership Modelp. 11
Situational, Transforming Leadership in a Male-Dominated Organizationp. 23
The Powerful Influence of Coachingp. 31
Leading Through Workplace Engagementp. 37
Opportunistic Values-Based Team Leadershipp. 43
Challenging the Paradigm: The Positive Role of Negative Mentoring as a Leadership Modelp. 51
Balancing Business and Family in the Difficult World of Financep. 61
The For-Profit Company with the Not-For-Profit Soulp. 67
Creating an Entrepreneurial Legacy Through Technology Educationp. 77
A Servant Leader in Values and Actionsp. 85
Mentoring and the Family Businessp. 93
Social Commitment and Entrepreneurshipp. 99
The Power of Confidence with Being in Chargep. 109
Creativity as a Source for Leadershipp. 115
Customer-Centered Leadership and the Meaning of Successp. 123
Breaking Down Barriers in Executive Searchp. 129
Learning a Learning Organization with Integrityp. 135
Leading Change by Building a Culture of Trust and Communicationp. 141
A Passion to Achieve with Values-Laden Leadershipp. 149
Managing Reputation the Right Wayp. 159
Leading a Learning Organizationp. 167
Conclusion: Emergent Themes in Women's Leadershipp. 175
Appendixp. 183
Indexp. 187
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