From Publishers Weekly
For businesswomen who are unsure of which step to take on the road to success, Marian N. Ruderman and Patricia J. Ohlott offer Standing at the Crossroads: Next Steps for High-Achieving Women. Based on a study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, researchers Ruderman and Ohlott explain women's need to act authentically, make connections, control their destiny, achieve wholeness and gain self-clarity. Based on these needs, the authors' suggestions transcend the business world to help women with their personal and inner lives, too. For Ruderman and Ohlott, "[b]uilding a whole and full life is a critical task."
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"Finally, a book about women that goes beyond tired jargon and outdated platitudes. Standing at the Crossroads
details how the issue of 'making it' shifts in subtle ways as women move up the ranks, creating new challenges and the need for new strategies. This book is a must-read for high-achieving women-and the people who lead them-who want to understand how things have changed in the forty years since the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique
--Joyce K. Fletcher, professor of management, Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston, and author of Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work
"This is an important book that provides a pathway for understanding and action. As high-achieving women continue to change organizational landscapes, this work provides well-researched, illustrative, and balanced perspectives on what women are thinking and feeling today. Organizations and individuals will benefit from this book's insights and recommendations for organizational remedies."
--Yolan Williams, corporate succession planner, Verizon Communications, Inc.
"A much-needed resource for high-achieving women and those who support their development, this book provides a rich framework for understanding the intertwined career and life challenges that women leaders face and insightful strategies for developing and growing from these challenges."
--Lorrina J. Eastman, vice president, leadership development, Bank of America