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Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation Inspiration and Strategies for Women

ISBN-10: 012396993X
ISBN-13: 9780123969934
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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 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 opportunitiesIncludes a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices

How to Get the Most Out of this Book
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Call to Leadership
You Made It!
You Matter
Where We are Today
Perspectives from Other Women
Women in Industry
Women in Politics
Technology: Grace Hopper
Environment: Wangari Maathai
What Can You Do Today?
The Challenges We Face
Lead Today
Summary
Why Innovation Matters Even More Today
The Relationship between Leadership and Innovation
What Innovation Is Not
Personal Innovation vs Organizational Innovation
Personal Innovation
Organizational Innovation
Product and Service Innovation
Operational Innovation
Business Model Innovation
Personal Innovation
Innovation and Women
Models of Innovation
Creating Your Own Micro-Innovation Ecosystem
Summary
Why More Women Don't Lead and Innovate
Cultural Career Perception Issues
Organizational Career Perception Issues
Individual Career Perception Issues
Because We Don't Believe We Can
Impact on Family Life
Not Recognizing our Strengths
Perception of Limited Opportunity or Failure to Recognize Opportunities
Lack of Role Models and Mentors
Mentoring Up Close and Personal
Networking
Taking Things Personally
Conclusion
Actions for the Reader
Chapter Resources
Leadership and Innovation Characteristics
Characteristics of Innovators
MythBusters� on Leadership
Characteristics of Leadership
Vision
Strength of Character
Belief in the Idea, Organization, or Mission
Ability to Empower Others
Communication Skills
Ability to Stand Up for Yourself
Ability to Make Tough Decisions
Willingness to Think Outside the Box
Patience and Resilience
Strong Team Building - Build Your Own Team
Determination and Optimism
Power Tips for Women Leaders
The Transformational Innovation Leader
Beyond Transformational Innovation Leadership
Leadership Assessment Test
Summary
Chapter Resources
Developing the Leader in You
Leadership Development Theories
"Great Man" Theories
Trait Theories
Contingency Theories
Situational Theories
Behavioral Theories
Participative Theories
Transactional Theories
Relationship Theories
What Does It Mean to Develop Your Leadership Skills?
Establishing Your Vision and Mission Statement
Your Personal Mission Statement
Personal Assessment of Leadership Characteristics
Creating Your Leadership Development Plan
Leadership Is in All of Us
Set Your Sights on Leadership Roles
Be Creative in Our Approaches
Learn to Deal With Adversity
Take Good Care of Yourself
Prepare Young Women to Lead
Conclusions
Chapter Resources
Innovate Today!
Innovation and Your Career
Decide to Become an Innovator
Habits of Innovators
Recognizing Opportunities for Innovation
How to Become an Innovator: Moving You Forward!
An Innovation Process: Moving Your Idea Forward!
How to Get Advocates for Your Research, Idea, Product, or Service
Protecting Your Innovation
Make Innovation a Part of Your Everyday Life!
Summary
Chapter Resources
Women Leaders Must Support Each Other
Why Does It Matter?
No More Cheerleader Mentality
We're on the Same Team
Do You "Want" to Join the Team?
Being on the Team
Summary
Chapter Resources
Winners Don't Quit: A Plan for Sustained Leadership and Innovation
Make the Decision
Establish Your Goals
Plan, Prepare - and Execute!
Hard Work and Smart Work
Good Association and Networking
Now that You've Done it!
Always Believe in Yourself and Your Vision
Index

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