Dare Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge

ISBN-10: 111856264X

ISBN-13: 9781118562642

Edition: 2013

Authors: Becky Blalock
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Description: The business world is mostly made up of women, and the majority of students in business schools are women. Young women today are receiving the training they need to be successful business leaders, and they will be in high demand. But most top corporate leadership posts are still occupied by men, and women still make up no more than a small minority in the most senior roles and on corporate boards. How can women who want to lead achieve the success their qualifications merit? In DARE, trailblazing executive Becky Blalock show women how to find the savvy and courage to take risks, and ultimately achieve—and succeed in—positions of leadership.DARE draws on Blalock’s own personal story; during a 33 year career, she rose to serve as CIO at Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility firm. The book also features interviews Blalock has conducted with powerful executive women, including: Ursula Burns (former CEO, Xerox); Meg Whitman (CEO, HP), Kim Cambell (former prime minster of Canada) , Gini Rometty (CEO, IBM), and Hala Moddelmog (CEO, Arby’s). Throughout, Blalock offers practical advice for aspiring women leaders, such as:How self-confidence, the key attitude for success in business, can—and must—be learnedThe importance of finding—and later becoming—a sponsor and a mentor, and how to do itWhy relationships are the foundation of success, and the often-overlooked imperative to develop strong bonds with peers and vendors.DARE is intended to take women firmly by the hand and nudge them gently in the shoulder, showing the way forward and upward. Becky Blalock empowers women to succeed with practical strategies that build relationships, promote potential, and ultimately create the opportunities on which great careers are founded, nurtured, and grown.

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction: Follow Me
Dare to Set The Target High
Harmonize Vision and Values
Dare to Know Yourself
Develop Self-Assurance by Identifying Your Weaknesses
Dare to Stand Out
Differentiate Yourself and Become Your Own Best Advocate
Dare to Project a Confident Attitude
Embrace the Behaviors and Mind-Sets of Powerful Leadership
Dare to Learn at Every Age
Become a Knowledge Seeker to Maintain Your Competitive Edge
Dare to Fail
Celebrate Failure as the Fast Track to Experience and Reward
Dare to Reach Out
Build a Support Network of Allies, Mentors, and Sponsors
Dare to be More than the Boss
Nurture Productive Relationships on the Front Line and Across the Organization
Dare to Be There-for Others
Give Back and Invite Others to Join You at the Top
Appendix
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index
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