What does it take for women to flourish in leadership roles today? Answering that question is what three authors set out to explore in the new book, Arrive And Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership, written by Susan MacKenty Brady, Janet Foutty and Lynn Perry Wooten.
The book’s timely and practice-driven guidance empowers women leaders to excel as they rise to positions of greater responsibility, risk, and reward—and to lead others along the way. The authors draw on decades of their professional experience and on knowledge and advice from 24 of the world’s most successful leaders to identify the seven key practices to thriving as a leader:
- Invest in your best self. This entails getting to know yourself when you’re at your best and leading from that place.
- Cultivate courage by committing to action and overcoming your fear of doing so.
- Foster resilience to enable you to overcome setbacks and lead more powerfully.
- Inspire a bold vision by discovering what needs to change and creating a future that does not yet exist.
- Create a healthy team environment that personifies your organization’s values and is supportive and collaborative.
- Lead inclusively by modeling it for others and creating a culture of equity.
- Embrace authenticity and bringing your whole self to work.
“By adopting these practices, women leaders can enact change for themselves, their team and their community,” explain the authors.
This new book is a terrific book to read if the answers to these questions aren’t currently helping you to thrive:
- Are you getting the support required to thrive?
- Do you know how to ask for it?
- How do you thrive as a formidable leader while combating systemic barriers and unexpected challenges that add complexity?
- What is a realistic picture of leading for you that is framed by you and other leaders who are creating a new inclusive working world?
- How are you managing your best self and bringing out the best in others as you navigate the demands of life?
- What stories are you repeating in your head about who you ‘should be’?
Thank you to the book’s publisher for sending me an advance copy of the book.
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