Women as Transformational Leaders
From Grassroots to Global Interests
A majority of successful women defined leadership in terms of being effective listeners and communicators, facilitating collaboration and change, and mentoring and empowering others. Is this why female leaders are becoming common at the top levels of effective organizations across society, including business, education, government, religious institutions, and the military?
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This compilation of scholarly reviews and personal reflections on women and leadership styles focuses on multicultural and organizational issues—empowering information that female leaders can use to break through the glass ceiling.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor are just two of the most visible examples among the hundreds of thousands of women nationwide today in leadership positions. Female leaders at the grassroots to global levels are everywhere, lending credence to the idea that the glass ceiling for women may finally be thinning. This two-volume work provides an exhaustive examination of the scholarly research on women leaders and the leadership philosophies that have enabled their success.
Volume one of Women as Transformational Leaders: From Grassroots to Global Interests presents an overview of stereotypes, attributions, and stigma about women leaders that focuses on social and psychological reasons for discrimination against women leaders. The second volume addresses cultural and organizational issues, including global leadership to eliminate violence against women and international insights on women and transformational leadership. The subject of transformational leadership in viewed within several disciplines, including women's studies, religion, the public sector, and private sector, documenting how far women have advanced—and how their leadership style typically differs from that of men.
- Contributions from 49 distinguished academic scholars describe research findings and present personal reflections on leadership styles
- Bibliographies follow each scholarly chapter
- An index provides quick access to topics discussed in scholarly chapters
- Appendices include women in leadership organizations, institutes, and graduate programs
- Addresses pervasive stereotypes, stigma, and attributions about women and leadership
- Includes chapters authored by women of color to provide a multicultural perspective on women's transformational leadership
- Bridges empirical research with personal reflections regarding individual choices and organizational responses to hiring and promoting women leaders
- Offers recommendations for women leaders as well as human resource departments and CEOs about promoting women to leadership positions
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"This two-volume set offers a timely collection on the topic of women as leaders, providing scholarly research as well as personal accounts of women leaders in many different economic sectors in the U.S. and across the globe. . . . A valuable addition to the literature on leadership and women studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
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