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Designed for Success

Chapter 1 – Call to Action 

“Listen as wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raiser her voices. On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads.” – Proverb 8:1-2, NLT 

Women Stereotypes 

Positive Stereotypes: Inclusive, Organized, Efficient, Hardworking, Supportive, Intuitive, Flexible, Relationship Oriented, Collaborative 

Negative Stereotypes: Caretaking, Emotional, Less capable, Weak, Sensitive, Irrational, Passive, Lacking confidence, Dependent  

Leadership Stereotypes: Rational, Analytical, Strategic, Direct, Visionary, Competitive, Focused, Results Oriented, Directive 

Take a deep breath, pick up your hammer and prepare the shatter some glass 
We construct virtual limits when we look outside ourselves to explain our disappointments or blame circumstances beyond our control. 

Beware of overused skills 
These are skills we are fond of because they have source of identity, recognition and promotion. 

Overused skills become liabilities. For example, detail orientation i…

100 Best Business Books

Improving your life, your person and your strengths.

Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
Getting Things Done by David Allen (also available in CD and audio)
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
How to Be a Star at Work by Robert E. Kelley
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (also available in audio)
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (also available in audio)
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackay
The Power of Intuition by Gary Klein
What Should I Do with My Life? by Po Bronson (also available in audio)
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss/Theodore Geisel (also available in audio)
Chasing Daylight by Eugene O'Kelly

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Inspiration. Challenge. Courage. Change.

On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
The Leadership Moment by Michael Useem
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner (also available in CD)
Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree (also available in CD and audio)
The Radic…