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Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women



Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women

Marian N. Ruderman, Patricia J. Ohlott

ISBN: 978-0-787-95570-0 May 2002 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages


Thoroughly researched and clearly written, Standing at the Crossroads speaks to the whole professional woman and her organization, providing a framework for guiding a woman's growth and development as a high- achieving leader. The authors debunk the common myth that women must give up life's other roles to be successful professionally, and offer research conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership in conjunction with participants in The Women's Leadership Program to show that multiple roles in fact benefit and enhance women's managerial performance. The book provides individuals and their organizations with invaluable advice they can use to support women's development as managers and leaders.


The Authors.

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.



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