Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/16/18

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about women in business leadership.

From Alexis Krivkovich, Marie-Claude Nadeau, Kelsey Robinson, Nicole Robinson, Irina Starikova, and Lareina Yee: Women in the Workplace 2018

“Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action.”

From Grainne Fitzsimons, Aaron Kay, and Jae Yun Kim: “Lean In” Messages and the Illusion of Control

“In a world in which men dominate leadership roles, should we focus on changing the systems and structures that favor men at women’s expense? Or should we emphasize the tactics individual women can use to get ahead?”

From Vauhini Vara: Why Aren’t There More Indra Nooyis?

“The CEO of PepsiCo is stepping down after spending 12 years of ushering the brand into the future. But the landscape for female executives hasn’t changed all that much.”

From Michael Stallard: Why Women Leaders Are Outperforming Men

“Back in 1990, when The Female Advantage was first published, Helgesen’s findings were not viewed as well-established attributes of successful leaders. Today, in the fast-paced, interconnected world we live in, each of her five observations are now viewed as ideal leadership traits of the best leaders, male or female.”

From Jen Wieczner: Commanders in Chief: Lockheed Martin and the Women Building America’s Military Machine

“CEOs Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Leanne Caret of Boeing’s defense division, and Lynn Dugle of Engility discuss the challenges of leading amid hypersonic change.”

Book Suggestions

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership by Sally Helgesen

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard

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