Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for by Becky Blalock

By Becky Blalock

From a veteran Fortune 500 government, how ladies can achieve and achieve most sensible management positions

Though ladies carry a majority of the managerial jobs within the group, they occupy an insignificant 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 enterprises. to wreck via this obdurate glass ceiling, ladies needs to discover ways to take daring steps while career-defining moments come up. in the course of her 33-year profession at Southern corporation, a Fortune 500 software corporation, Becky Blalock rose to develop into CIO in a historically male undefined. Now she bargains her personal hard-won recommendation, in addition to that of 28 best girl executives, to teach all aspiring girls easy methods to dare to arrive the top tier of management and C-suite positions.

• comprises suggestion and mentoring classes from best girls enterprise leaders akin to: Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the woman Scouts of the us; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tomé, CFO of domestic Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman university, and Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, between many others
• good points easy, sincere recommendation on gaining self assurance, conversing up, discovering mentors, studying to fail, construction a community of allies, dealing with others, and more
• Written by way of pioneering company chief Becky Blalock, with a Foreword by way of Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation

Dare is must-needed consultant for ladies all over the place, at each point, striving to strengthen the nature, talents, and relationships that bring larger good fortune within the office.

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Don’t miss any opportunity to gain knowledge about yourself and how to work better with others. Remember, the very best leaders know what their weaknesses are, and they work every single day to close the gap between aspiration and performance. Once you’ve decided what you’re committed to working on, do your homework. You will discover that people have more weaknesses in common than strengths, so you will be able to find a wealth of information on virtually any deficiency by talking with others. Pick the brains of friends and colleagues.

Competition for the top jobs in corporate America is tough. There are far more qualified candidates than job openings. That means it’s up to you to make sure your brand is one that helps you stand out from the crowd. People make assumptions about you and even decide whether to do business with you before ever meeting you, on the basis of your personal brand. Realize that you have a brand whether you’ve consciously crafted one or not. Once you enter into a leadership position at any level, you will find that you are communicating even when you think you have nothing in particular to say.

Are you tapping into everyone who can help you grow and lead? Looking at yourself in the mirror should neither send you into a tailspin nor soothe you into mindless self-congratulation. It should push you to strive to be the leader who identifies and actively works on personal developmental needs, the leader who has open dialogue with her team. The strongest leaders are those who are aware of themselves as well as everyone around them. They know what they want and how to go about getting it. Dare to know yourself, and join them.

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