Women and Leadership. The State of Play and Strategies for Change. J–B Warren Bennis Series

  • ID: 2239245
  • Book
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Women and Leadership brings together in one comprehensive volume preeminent scholars from a range of disciplines to address the challenges involving women and leadership. These experts explore when and how women exercise power and what stands in their way. This groundbreaking volume offers readers an informed analysis of the state of women and leadership and offers the most informed and current thinking on

-         The perils of stereotypes

-         The importance of leadership style

-         Gender differences in the decision to seek leadership roles

-         Lessons from women leaders

-         Opt out patterns and the need for flexible career paths

-         Global inequalities and initiatives

-         Strategies that get women to the top 

Women and Leadership is indispensable for understanding recent progress  toward equal opportunity and the challenges that remain.

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Foreword xiiiJustice Sandra Day O Connor (Ret.)

Women and Leadership: The State of Play 1Deborah L. Rhode, Barbara Kellerman

PART ONE. GENDER DIFFERENCES AND GENDER STEREOTYPES

1. Crossing the Bridge: Reflections on Women and Leadership 65Nannerl O. Keohane

2. The Great Women Theory of Leadership? Perils of Positive Stereotypes and Precarious Pedestals 93Todd L. Pittinsky, Laura M. Bacon, Brian Welle

3. Overcoming Resistance to Women Leaders: The Importance of Leadership Style 127Linda L. Carli and Alice H. Eagly

4. Women, Leadership, and the Natural Order 149Rosalind Chait Barnett

5. What Difference Will Women Judges Make? Looking Once More at the Woman Question 175Anita F. Hill

PART TWO. LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT: WOMEN IN POLITICS

6. Opening the Door: Women Leaders and Constitution Building in Iran and Afghanistan 197Pippa Norris

7. Will Gender Balance in Politics Come by Itself? 227Drude Dahlerup

8. The Future of Women s Political Leadership: Gender and the Decision to Run for Elective Office 251Richard L. Fox

9. It s Woman Time 271Marie C. Wilson

10. She s the Candidate! A Woman for President 283Ruth B. Mandel

PART THREE. LEADERSHIP REDEFINED: AUTHORITY, AUTHENTICITY, POWER

11. Leadership, Authority, and Women: A Man s Challenge 311Ronald A. Heifetz

12. Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Lessons in Authentic Engagement from Women Leaders 329Laura Morgan Roberts13. Women and Power: New Perspectives on Old Challenges 361Evangelina Holvino14. Women in Corporate Leadership: Status and Prospects 383Katherine Giscombe

PART FOUR. REDEFINING THE PROBLEM, RECASTING THE SOLUTIONS

15. Off–Ramps and On–Ramps: Women s Nonlinear Career Paths 407Silvia Ann Hewlett

16. Isn t She Delightful? Creating Relationships That Get Women to the Top (and Keep Them There) 431Karen L. Proudford

17. Disrupting Gender, Revising Leadership 453Debra Meyerson, Robin Ely, Laura Wernick

Acknowledgments 475

Contributors 477

Index 489

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"Moving from the theoretical to the practical, contributors also offer strategies that can increase women′s presence in leadership positions across the globe. Highly recommended." (Choice, Jan 2008)

"This book is a good read for men and women from all professions." (Supply Management, Thursday 15th November 2007)

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