Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women

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As women move into leadership and managerial positions in record numbers, there is an increasing need to understand how they will prioritize and integrate the many new roles and possibilities available to them.

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Author Marian N. Ruderman and Patricia J. Ohlott
ISBN 0-7879-5570-1
Publisher Jossey-Bass

This book, based on extensive research, looks at the fundamental pressures that influence the career and personal decisions high-achieving women make, and identifies strategies for adapting to the many demands that both challenge and enhance their lives.

Table of Contents

Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women, Jossey-Bass, 2002
Preface vi
Acknowledgments xv
The Authors xix
Introduction: Standing at the Crossroads 1
Part One: Five Themes for High-Achieving Women  
1. Acting Authentically 17
2. Making Connections 39
3. Controlling Your Destiny 72
4. Achieving Wholeness 111
5. Gaining Self-Clarity 136
Part Two: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women 7
6. Growing Through Life Experience 163
7. What Can Organizations Do? 189
Appendix: The Research Design 217
References 225
Index 231
About the Center for Creative Leadership 239

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