Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women
May 2002, Jossey-Bass
Introduction: Standing at the Crossroads.
Part One: Five Themes for High-Achieving Women.
1. Acting Authentically.
2. Making Connections.
3. Controlling Your Destiny.
4. Achieving Wholeness.
5. Gaining Self-Clarity.
Part Two: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women.
6. Growing Through Life Experience.
7. What Can Organizations Do?
Appendix: The Research Design.
About the Center for Creative Leadership.
Patricia J. Ohlott is a research associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. Her current research interests include the career development of women managers and issues relating to the management of diversity in organizations. She has published in professional journals, books, reports, and popular magazines.
--Joyce K. Fletcher, professor of management, Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston, and author of Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work
"This is an important book that provides a pathway for understanding and action. As high-achieving women continue to change organizational landscapes, this work provides well-researched, illustrative, and balanced perspectives on what women are thinking and feeling today. Organizations and individuals will benefit from this book's insights and recommendations for organizational remedies."
--Yolan Williams, corporate succession planner, Verizon Communications, Inc.
"A much-needed resource for high-achieving women and those who support their development, this book provides a rich framework for understanding the intertwined career and life challenges that women leaders face and insightful strategies for developing and growing from these challenges."
--Lorrina J. Eastman, vice president, leadership development, Bank of America