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Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success

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Advice for women from women for negotiating their own leadership careers

This is a practical guide for any woman dealing with a demanding role. Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, the authors isolate five key challenges: Intelligence; Backing; Resources; Buy-In; and Making a Difference. The three expert authors reveal what women have to teach us about the ch
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Hardcover, 290 pages
Published August 24th 2004 by Jossey-Bass (first published August 13th 2004)
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Paula Kwan
May 23, 2014 Paula Kwan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An incredible book!

Compared to Lean In - which acted a voice for women that kicked off the modern movement - Her Place at the Table was the play book that detailed how to become a successful leader at work. Some reviews said there were too many examples; I found them all relevant and helpful to illustrate solutions to challenges. The examples made it less theoretical and more realistic and tactical. (< Another big difference from Lean In.)

I'll be reading this before I start any job again. Gr
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Heather
Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success by Deborah M. Kolb, PhD, Judith Williams, PhD and Carol Frohlinger JD There are many assumptions about why women have a hard time attaining and keeping leadership positions in business. Many assume that it is because women don't ask, lack talent, aren't interested or there just aren't enough of us in the pipeline. While those issues contribute to the problem intheir own ways, what happens to us when ...more
Emily
Jul 18, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
Her Place at the Table provides 5 key suggestions for women navigating leadership roles in the workplace. The most helpful part of this book comes from the real life examples of how women put these guidelines into place in their own leadership transitions. Their experiences allow the reader to understand the benefits and challenges of heeding the book's advice.

The book is also helpful in that it provides avenues for women to lead out of their strengths, rather than by trying to fit a mold previo
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Carol Mason
Dec 27, 2015 Carol Mason rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I rarely don't finish a book but I couldn't keep going with this one. The authors tried to include lots of examples of 'real' people but they were deathly boring and didn't add colour to the points that were being made.
Maggie
Jan 30, 2015 Maggie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
This book discusses many of the same issues raised in Lean In but with concrete actions one can take to overcome them. I read this for a leadership series I'm participating in but will most certainly return to it when I need to negotiate at the start of a new job or assignment.
Deborah
Oct 14, 2013 Deborah rated it liked it
Leadership positions are becoming fewer and fewer. However, there is good advice you can use in unofficial leadership position and life in general. I would see this book being used in leadership seminars or college course.
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Sep 06, 2008 Gingeraltoids rated it really liked it
My great friend Sonja sent this book to me after hearing about my problems at my new job. Of course it is the perfect book, because Sonja knows books like nobody else! I have it on my bedside table and have been reading different parts of it.
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Shelves: umw-books
Not just for women. men can learn form this as well.
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Rec'd by Dr. Isis
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Somewhat stilted and dry, but the examples based on real people made it more readable.
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