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Transforming your STEM career through leadership and innovation [electronic resource] : inspiration and strategies for women /
by Pamela McCauley Bush.
imprint
London, UK ; Waltham, MA : Academic Press, c2013.
description
xiv, 182 p. : ill., ; 23 cm.
ISBN
012396993X (pbk.), 9780123969934 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London, UK ; Waltham, MA : Academic Press, c2013.
isbn
012396993X (pbk.)
9780123969934 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8719773
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pamela McCauley Bush offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields.
Main Description
"Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation" offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields. This is a must-have guide that is relevant and valuable for women in all stages of their careers. Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainableEmpowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skillsFeatures a companion website that highlights women s leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practicesProvides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities
Main Description
Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields. This is a must-have guide that is relevant and valuable for women in all stages of their careers. Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Features a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Provides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities
Main Description
Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. It is accompanied by a website that features women's leadership success stories, as well as innovation resources and best practices. This book is relevant for women in all stages of their careers and explains the critical need for leadership and innovation right now. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Features a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Provides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities Includes a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices
Main Description
Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable insight and principles on what it means to be a leader and innovator while encouraging you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. Understanding the application of these principles is a challenge to many STEM professionals and this book offers a practical guide to leadership and innovation in your career. The chapters incorporate important statistics about women in the STEM fields and link the vast leadership development and innovation with personal examples and profiles of women who have achieved success in these roles. Easily accessible and relevant for women in all stages of their careers, this book aims to inspire women to accept the challenge to lead and innovate while providing a better understanding of the urgency, values, and processes to realized these goals. Key Features: Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Provides a valuable resource for individuals, as well as organizations, institutions and professional societies seeking to encourage leadership and innovation among women Includes a companion website that highlights womenÆs leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Book jacket.
Table of Contents
How to Get the Most Out of this Bookp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
A Call to Leadership
You Made It!p. 1
You Matterp. 2
Where We are Todayp. 3
Perspectives from Other Womenp. 5
Women in Industryp. 5
Women in Politicsp. 8
Technology: Grace Hopperp. 9
Environment: Wangari Maathaip. 10
What Can You Do Today?p. 11
The Challenges We Facep. 12
Lead Todayp. 13
Summaryp. 14
Why Innovation Matters Even More Today
The Relationship between Leadership and Innovationp. 21
What Innovation Is Notp. 22
Personal Innovation vs Organizational Innovationp. 23
Personal Innovationp. 24
Organizational Innovationp. 25
Product and Service Innovationp. 25
Operational Innovationp. 25
Business Model Innovationp. 25
Personal Innovationp. 27
Innovation and Womenp. 30
Models of Innovationp. 31
Creating Your Own Micro-Innovation Ecosystemp. 32
Summaryp. 33
Why More Women Don't Lead and Innovate
Cultural Career Perception Issuesp. 37
Organizational Career Perception Issuesp. 38
Individual Career Perception Issuesp. 41
Because We Don't Believe We Canp. 42
Impact on Family Lifep. 44
Not Recognizing our Strengthsp. 46
Perception of Limited Opportunity or Failure to Recognize Opportunitiesp. 50
Lack of Role Models and Mentorsp. 52
Mentoring Up Close and Personalp. 53
Networkingp. 57
Taking Things Personallyp. 58
Conclusionp. 59
Actions for the Readerp. 60
Chapter Resourcesp. 60
Leadership and Innovation Characteristics
Characteristics of Innovatorsp. 64
MythBusters® on Leadershipp. 68
Characteristics of Leadershipp. 70
Visionp. 70
Strength of Characterp. 72
Belief in the Idea, Organization, or Missionp. 73
Ability to Empower Othersp. 74
Communication Skillsp. 76
Ability to Stand Up for Yourselfp. 77
Ability to Make Tough Decisionsp. 78
Willingness to Think Outside the Boxp. 82
Patience and Resiliencep. 83
Strong Team Building - Build Your Own Teamp. 83
Determination and Optimismp. 84
Power Tips for Women Leadersp. 85
The Transformational Innovation Leaderp. 87
Beyond Transformational Innovation Leadershipp. 88
Leadership Assessment Testp. 88
Summaryp. 88
Chapter Resourcesp. 91
Developing the Leader in You
Leadership Development Theoriesp. 94
"Great Man" Theoriesp. 94
Trait Theoriesp. 95
Contingency Theoriesp. 95
Situational Theoriesp. 95
Behavioral Theoriesp. 95
Participative Theoriesp. 96
Transactional Theoriesp. 96
Relationship Theoriesp. 96
What Does It Mean to Develop Your Leadership Skills?p. 99
Establishing Your Vision and Mission Statementp. 99
Your Personal Mission Statementp. 102
Personal Assessment of Leadership Characteristicsp. 103
Creating Your Leadership Development Planp. 104
Leadership Is in All of Usp. 106
Set Your Sights on Leadership Rolesp. 108
Be Creative in Our Approachesp. 112
Learn to Deal With Adversityp. 113
Take Good Care of Yourselfp. 118
Prepare Young Women to Leadp. 118
Conclusionsp. 121
Chapter Resourcesp. 122
Innovate Today!
Innovation and Your Careerp. 126
Decide to Become an Innovatorp. 126
Habits of Innovatorsp. 127
Recognizing Opportunities for Innovationp. 129
How to Become an Innovator: Moving You Forward!p. 130
An Innovation Process: Moving Your Idea Forward!p. 134
How to Get Advocates for Your Research, Idea, Product, or Servicep. 139
Protecting Your Innovationp. 140
Make Innovation a Part of Your Everyday Life!p. 141
Summaryp. 141
Chapter Resourcesp. 141
Women Leaders Must Support Each Other
Why Does It Matter?p. 144
No More Cheerleader Mentalityp. 145
We're on the Same Teamp. 147
Do You "Want" to Join the Team?p. 148
Being on the Teamp. 150
Summaryp. 160
Chapter Resourcesp. 162
Winners Don't Quit: A Plan for Sustained Leadership and Innovation
Make the Decisionp. 165
Establish Your Goalsp. 169
Plan, Prepare - and Execute!p. 171
Hard Work and Smart Workp. 172
Good Association and Networkingp. 174
Now that You've Done it!p. 175
Always Believe in Yourself and Your Visionp. 177
Indexp. 179
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