How Women Lead Book Giveaway & Get Ahead Club Kickoff!

How Women Lead Book Giveaway & Get Ahead Club Kickoff!

Today we are kicking off the start of the Classy Career Girl Get Ahead Club interviews by giving FIVE books away!  In two weeks, I am actually going to be interviewing the author of this book, How Women Lead, The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know. Hopefully, 5 of you will have this book in your hands while listening to the interview in the club!

There are so many little nuggets of wisdom in this book on things you can do today even if you aren’t yet a manager at work. Many people think that they can’t be leaders unless they are managers.  Wrong! There are so many ways you can show leadership at work and ways that you can actually manage up.  Here are some wisdom nuggets from the book that I really enjoyed:

  • Be comfortable being uncomfortable.  All highly successful women seem to have this courage gene that propels them to seek out new and challenging opportunities, and take a stand for what they believe in. When you are courageous, you can change the world.
  • Break free of the boundaries.  When you think of the future, do you limit yourself from reaching the highest levels?  Do you dream really big dreams but dismiss them as being unrealistic?  When you dismiss goals as being unrealistic, without even realizing it, you are responding to cultural or family expectations of women.
  • Make the numbers your allies.  Get over your fear of finance and learn how to translate what the numbers show into meaningful action. Being able to tie your actions to the overall results of the business makes you act differently when making decisions.  Most women wish they would have taken more business courses and taken those courses earlier in their careers.  Their advice to women starting out: “Get a sound foundation in business.”

To enter this book giveaway, here is what you need to do using Rafflecopter below. Each task you accomplish is equivalent to 1 point. The more points the better!  Good luck!

  • Like Classy Career Girl on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter @classycareer
  • Tweet about this giveaway (make sure you mention @classycareer in the tweet)
  • Leave a comment below telling us how you show leadership at work.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only. It begins NOW and ends on January 13, 2012 at 12am EST. I will be giving away FIVE copies so there will be FIVE lucky winners for this giveaway. The winners will be selected via random draw and will be notified by e-mail. You have 24 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

P.S. To enter the club and listen to the interview with the author of this book and many more, make sure you join the club today. Click here to learn more!  Our first interview is tonight!! :)

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  1. Sara Leanne says:

    I show leadership by making myself available as a subject matter expert and a friendly source of assistance when needed.

  2. Allison says:

    One of my favorite parts of my job is training and leading our intern. I always have a lot of fun and enjoy watching them progress in their knowledge of recruiting and business over the semester they are with us.

  3. Jennifer says:

    When there is a new employee I am always trying to show them the proper procedures that we have to follow each day.

  4. Working Mom says:

    I positioned myself as a leader within my business segment by volunteering to help with other projects. By putting myself out there I was able to “be seen” by more important people who eventually would come to see me as a SME and the natural leader of the team!

  5. Rachl Birks says:

    I try to create an environment in my office where staff are able to, and comfortable taking time out to relax and refresh regularly but particularly after any high stress incidents (I work at an IT Helpdesk).

  6. Helen says:

    In my assistant managing position, I try to always listen to the employees & make sure they know the proper way to do things.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I always tell the people I work with that I appreciate what they do for me by saying “thank you” or “great job” because I value what they are doing.

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