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5 Women Worth Knowing

For National Women’s Month, we celebrate women of all walks and background across the globe from today and days past.  There are more female heads of major companies today and it is worth noting these 5 most powerful (according to Fortune).  I encourage you to read more about these dynamic women and research others.  Their leadership styles could tell you a lot about your own.

  1. Mary Barra – CEO of GM – Leadership style- She creates an environment where employees feel they can voice their opinions.  She has good listening skills and is approachable.  She believes that collaboration yield results and she holds hall meetings to gather advice on project direction.  She understands the importance of team effort and communicating appreciation.
  2. Indra Nooyi – CEO of PepsiCo – Leadership style – Her leadership mantra is “Performance with Purpose.”  She is honest and tough of herself and raises the standard for everybody, however, is caring and wants people to excel.
  3. Marillyn Hewson – CEO of Lockheed Martin – Leadership style – She encourages an environment that fosters frank and thoughtful discussion and company-wide collaboration.
  4. Ginni Rometty – CEO of IBM – Leadership style – She is good at her job and gets things done.  She combines strategy, culture, and communication.  She strives to take a balanced approach to her work and has the ability to manage properly and stay focused.
  5. Abigail Johnson – CEO of Fidelity Investments – Leadership style – She encourages a team oriented culture which is focused on uniting employees on a shared purpose and common goal.

Questions:

What traits do you think makes an excellent leader?

What qualities do these women have that make them excellent leaders?

Call to Action:

Think about a woman or women (supervisor, manager or leader) in your life which truly made a difference to you and your career.

Write down how and what qualities would you like to incorporate in your management style.  Then take a moment and write a email, text or letter; thanking them for making a difference in your life.  Please feel free to share your experiences, it may inspire others to emulate those qualities as well.  ~ Patti

 

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11 Books You Need to Read Right Now

Here is a great list of 11 books you should have on your shelf.  This curated list will help guide you through a healthy work/life balance and help give enrichment to your daily life.

  1. Half a Glass – The Realist’s Guide by Craig Price – This book is a guide to show you how to get a grip on your negative thoughts, fears and doubts to use to your advantage.
  2. Eat That Frog! – 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy – This book is about successful people have learned to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get them done.
  3. Making Peace with Your Office Life by Cindy Glovinsky – End the Battles, Shake the Blues, Get Organized, and Be Happier at Work.
  4. Your Journal Companion: 365 Writing Prompts – Heightens Awareness of Self and Others by Plynn Gutman – If you ever considered taking up journaling but didn’t know where or how to start this book is for you.
  5. How Full is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.d. – This book reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity.
  6. Be a Free Range Human- Escape the 9 to 5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills by Marianne Cantwell – The title speaks for itself.
  7. 12 Simple Secrets of Happiness at Work – Finding Fulfillment, Reaping Rewards by Glenn Van Ekren – A quick read with great ideas and stories.
  8. The Success Principles – How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield – This book teaches how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose.
  9. Winning the Rat Race Without Becoming a Rat – The Psychology of Winning in Business by Dr. Kevin Leman – You’ll learn to cultivate the unique strengths that come with your ranking in the birth order scale.
  10. Minute Motivators for Leaders – Quick Inspiration for the Time of Your Life by Stan Toler – If you need inspiration this humorous guide is the perfect road map for those living life on the go with little time for a much-needed pit stop.
  11. Success One Day at a Time by John C. Maxwell – A quick read on the seven steps to success.

Have any to add?   What books inspire you in your personal or professional life?~ Patti

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