Women Leading

Christine Nixon, Amanda Sinclair
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Published

3 July 2017

ISBN

9780522871623

Weight

356g

Size

234mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Women Leading

Christine Nixon, Amanda Sinclair
A guide to leading, achieving and thriving from women who know.
Women Leading smashes tired prescriptions that women should lead like men, highlighting a long history of innovative female leadership. Christine Nixon and Amanda Sinclair draw on their own and thousands of others' experiences to argue it is women who provide new inspiration for change towards inventive, inclusive and productive organisations and communities. Through stories, examples and research, they show how to be a positive leader while maintaining your health and humour. They will provoke you to think differently about stepping forward and inspire you to seek opportunities to lead your way.
Women Leading smashes tired prescriptions that women should lead like men, highlighting a long history of innovative female leadership. Christine Nixon and Amanda Sinclair draw on their own and thousands of others' experiences to argue it is women who provide new inspiration for change towards inventive, inclusive and productive organisations and communities. Through stories, examples and research, they show how to be a positive leader while maintaining your health and humour. They will provoke you to think differently about stepping forward and inspire you to seek opportunities to lead your way.

Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Learning from women's leadership

1. Beginnings and collaborations

2. Lessons from the past

3. Where women are now

Part 2: Achieving

4. Twelve lessons in leading change

5. Leadership in difficult times

6. Influencing and enabling

7. Valuing conversations

8. 'Hot coals' management

Part 3: Flourishing

9. Power: How to find it, use it and own it

10. Physicality: How women are seen as leaders and how they can respond

11. Understanding identities, stages and transitions

12. Managing and reducing risks

13. Resilience and renewal

14. Wise words from women

Looking forward and sustaining

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair is an author, researcher, consultant and teacher in leadership, change, gender and diversity. A Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, her books include Doing Leadership Differently, Leadership for the Disillusioned and Leading Mindfully. Sinclair is also a teacher of yoga and meditation.

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Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon is a Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, Chair of Monash College Pty Ltd and Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance. She was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 2001-2009 and led the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority from 2009 to 2010. She co-wrote Fair Cop with Jo Chandler. Nixon teaches, consults and mentors on change and leadership.

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