Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice by Lin Coughlin, Ellen Wingard, Keith Hollihan

By Lin Coughlin, Ellen Wingard, Keith Hollihan

How are girls remodeling the perform of management within the twenty first century?  Enlightened energy is a first-of-a-kind e-book that solutions this question--and endlessly alterations the conventional notions regarding girls in leadership. The publication good points the gathered knowledge of forty influential women and men who characterize the main compelling voices within the box, together with:  Dynamic company leaders reminiscent of Eileen Fisher (founder, Eileen Fisher, Inc.), Barbara Corcoran (founder and chairman, The Corcoran Group), and Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, PBS) Trailblazing ladies from different arenas equivalent to politics (Ambassador Swanee Hunt), the army (Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN), and activities (U.S. Olympian Marilyn King) popular concept leaders akin to Riane Eisler, Rayona Sharpnack, Sally Helgesen, Peggy Klaus, Bruce Patton, Nancy J. Adler, and Gail Evans modern teachers, activists, executives, marketers, and practitioners  

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None of them describes the totality of a society’s family, educational, religious, political, and economic institutions and its guiding system of values. And all fail to recognize the enormous impact of gender roles and relations on both women’s and men’s lives, as well as on our beliefs, families, education, religion, economics, and politics. When I began to examine societies from a perspective that takes all this into account, I saw that underneath the great surface diversity of human societies—transcending differences of time, place, technological development, ethnic origin, and religious orientation—are two underlying configurations.

Together, we are doing our part to celebrate and coax a shift from a hierarchical privilege for a few to an inclusive empowerment of all. We are emboldened by the potential of this tectonic shift, not only for moral reasons but because we have experienced its social and economic benefit: greater personal fulfillment, extraordinary business results, and more humane organizations and societies. Reaching Forward: What If . . How Can . . “The collective energy of possibility unleashed” characterizes the tone of our community’s exploration of enlightened power.

Our contributors, formidable leaders in their own right, are indeed models of the practice of enlightened power. Together with my coeditors, Ellen Wingard and Keith Hollihan, I welcome you to our community. Part One REIMAGINING POWER If we don’t disturb the mind’s familiar concepts of power, we can hardly be smart when using it. —James Hillman, Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligence Uses, 1995 In Part One, our contributors emphasize the importance of enlarging our understanding of power beyond traditional forms of control to embrace a new type of power—one that is internally generated and derived from a way of being.

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