Women in Leadership Series: Resources

Did you miss any programs in this fall’s Women in Leadership series –Becoming Your Best Leader: Cultivating Courage, Compassion and Connection with Janet Boguch? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

Scroll down for great articles, blog posts and books that will boost your leadership skills:

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Session 1: Discovering Your Strengths and Putting Them to Work

Vulnerability and Inspired Leadership. Blog post from Brene Brown.

Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive. Barsh, Joanna , Susie Cranston, and Rebecca A. Craske. McKinsey Quarterly, September 2008.

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Session 2: Building Your Resilience through Change and Transition

Books:

  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges
  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Things Are Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

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Session 3: Self-Care As An Essential Leadership Tool 

“The Secret to Being Happy, Healthy, and More Productive at Work”

“Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time”

“Exhaustion is not a Status Symbol”

Books: 

  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington
  • Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath
  • The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • Just One Thing by Rick Hanson
  • The Three Marriages by David Whyte
  • Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Zen To Done by Leo Babauta

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