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Research about successful organizations suggests that the woman leader has the natural talents that cutting-edge organizations demand: an innate ability to collaborate, a deep concern for others and the capacity to develop participatory, inclusive management structures.  Despite this, women tend not to be hired for these capacities; worst yet, they are made to feel as though they should curb their appetite for leading organizations with these assets.  Sally Helegesen set out to find why this is and what women leaders should do about it.  This is a must-read for any woman leader who finds herself in a man’s world.

“As women’s leadership qualities come to play a more dominant role in the public sphere, their particular aptitudes for long-term negotiating, analytic listening, and creating an ambience in which people work with zest and spirit will reconcile the split between the ideals of being efficient and being humane.”


Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.