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What Happy Working Mothers Know reveals that the key to being your best is to take care of your happiness the same way you take care of your health—through conscious daily choices. Cathy Greenberg and Barrett Avigdor explain how you can use positive psychology to shift from a mentality of scarcity to one of abundance to create happiness for yourself and those around you ... even when you're at your very busiest.
Based on new scientific research, this mom-friendly guide gives you the practical advice and effective strategies you need to be a great mom and a great professional without sacrificing your own happiness. You'll learn to apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills (and vice versa), as well as how to avoid "happiness traps" like trying to be Supermom, doubting yourself, or believing that you are your job. Inside, you'll find handy, effective tools to avoid these traps and meet a host of courageous women who share their stories and how they found their own happiness.
Many moms raise great kids and achieve the personal and professional success they desire and deserve—but at what cost? What Happy Working Mothers Know doesn't show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter—including your own happiness.
"This book energizes and inspires me."
—Marcus Buckingham, author of Find Your Strongest Life
"Delightful, inspiring, and motivating. This book really hit home for me."
—Kim Martin, President and General Manager, WE tv
"What Happy Working Mothers Know is an innovative resource for leadership."
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California; founding Chairman of the Marshall School's Leadership Institute
"Women everywhere will recognize themselves in this book."
—Carolyn Kepcher, CEO, Carolyn & Co; co-star on NBC's The Apprentice
"A groundbreaking book that will become a mainstay for working moms, those who may become working moms, and for everyone who both manages and loves working moms."
—Sara N. King, Center for Creative Leadership
"[Shines] a bright light on the leadership challenges of working mothers, offering practical tools and revealing case studies that will enable mothers to get extraordinary things done."
—Jim Kouzes, award-winning coauthor of The Leadership Challenge; Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
"What Happy Working Mothers Know shows that happiness is an essential element of good leadership—both at work and at home."
—Dee Dee Myers, author of Why Women Should Rule the World; former press secretary for President Bill Clinton
"It's great to see a book that celebrates the working mother and her benefits for the family. It truly fits into our family credo: 'It's all how you look at it.'"
—Dan Patrick, host of The Dan Patrick Show; co-host of NBC's Football Night in America; Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated; and Susan Patrick, mother of four, gourmet ice cream entrepreneur/owner of Walnut Beach Creamery
"Provides insights into new ways to tap into the incredible energy and strength of mothers in our workforce."
—Anne LeGrand, CEO, Ultrasound, Philips Healthcare
"I have the privilege of working with hundreds of women year after year and I am thrilled to see What Happy Working Mothers Know touch on such an important topic."
—Grace Killelea, Vice President, Talent and Leadership Initiatives, Comcast
"Touching stories, clarity, and insight that can only help build on the strengths of our Hispanic community and continue to grow our women leaders."
—Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., founder and President, Esperanza, the largest Hispanic faith-based evangelical network in the United States
"One of the most important books for working mothers in the new world!"
—Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling coauthor of What Got You Here Won't Get You There and author of Succession: Are You Ready?
"This is a very important book in these turbulent times as our future is dependent on how we nurture and develop society's most valued human asset: the next generation."
—Noel Tichy, Professor, University of Michigan, and coauthor of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls
The tips in this book are things like "make a list of your favorite movies. Exchange that list with others." and "forgive others". The gems of wisdom? Read morePublished 3 months ago by CTDT
yuck... no substance If you a Michelle Obama fan-- then this book is for you.Published 4 months ago by P. Mescher
only for people who like being brainwashed by reading the same motif again and again. Nothing that can be useful for the purpose it is supposed to be written for.Published 18 months ago by Giannis Laios
This book really helped me with my transition back to the office. I had such anxiety and needed real tools and data to calm me and make me see the bigger picture and analize my... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Reporter Chick
Now I get it! Never much for self-help tomes, I have always admired the role of the working mother (or parent, for that matter! Read morePublished on January 1, 2010 by David C. King
When women leave the house and go to work outside the family, they often find life more difficult and demanding. Read morePublished on December 18, 2009 by B. Davis
...yep, sure enough, it's "What Happy Women Know" with a few different examples. Buy that in paperback and save $8. Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by a reader
I lost interest around half way through the book. I did finish it and there were some additional points that were good in the rest of the book, but it didn't hold my full... Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by Julie C. Gatrell