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Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women / Edition 1

Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High Achieving Women / Edition 1

by Marian N. Ruderman, Patricia J. OhlottMarian N. Ruderman


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787955700
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/08/2002
Series: J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) Series , #20
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The Authors

Marian N. Ruderman is a research scientist at the Center for Creative Leader-ship in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she studies the career development of women and the impact of diversity on management development processes. She has written widely on these topics in reports, book chapters, scientific journals, and popular magazines.

Patricia J. Ohlott is a research associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. Her current research interests include the career development of women managers and issues relating to the management of diversity in organizations. She has published in professional journals, books, reports, and popular magazines.

Table of Contents



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.



About the Center for Creative Leadership.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Finally, a book about women that goes beyond tired jargon and outdated platitudes. Standing at the Crossroads details how the issue of 'making it' shifts in subtle ways as women move up the ranks, creating new challenges and the need for new strategies. This book is a must-read for high-achieving women-and the people who lead them-who want to understand how things have changed in the forty years since the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique."
—Joyce K. Fletcher, professor of management, Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston, and author of Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work

"This is an important book that provides a pathway for understanding and action. As high-achieving women continue to change organizational landscapes, this work provides well-researched, illustrative, and balanced perspectives on what women are thinking and feeling today. Organizations and individuals will benefit from this book's insights and recommendations for organizational remedies."
—Yolan Williams, corporate succession planner, Verizon Communications, Inc.

"A much-needed resource for high-achieving women and those who support their development, this book provides a rich framework for understanding the intertwined career and life challenges that women leaders face and insightful strategies for developing and growing from these challenges."
—Lorrina J. Eastman, vice president, leadership development, Bank of America

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