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Through the Labyrinth : The Truth About How Women Become Leaders - Alice H. Eagly

Through the Labyrinth

The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

Hardcover Published: 15th October 2007
ISBN: 9781422116913
Number Of Pages: 308

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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?p. 1
Where Are the Women Leaders?p. 13
Are Men Natural Leaders?p. 29
Do Family Responsibilities Hold Women Back?p. 49
Is Discrimination Still a Problem?p. 67
What Is the Psychology of Prejudice Toward Female Leaders?p. 83
Do People Resist Women's Leadership?p. 101
Do Women and Lead Differently from Men?p. 119
Do Organizations Compromise Women's Leadership?p. 137
How Do Some Women Find Their Way Through the Labyrinth?p. 161
How Good Are Women Leaders and What Does Their Future Hold?p. 183
Notesp. 201
Referencesp. 233
Author Indexp. 275
Subject Indexp. 291
About the Authorsp. 307
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ISBN: 9781422116913
ISBN-10: 1422116913
Series: Center for Public Leadership
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 15th October 2007
Publisher: HARVARD BUSINESS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.6  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.62

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