RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: How Women Use Developmental Networks to Step into Their Power and Influence
by Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi (Author)
Women who want to advance their careers know they must develop a network. Yet for most women, especially those at mid-career level, building a network is an arduous task that ends up low on the priority list. Women at this level are prone to hunker down, work hard, and expect their work to speak for itself. They assume that excellent work will be rewarded with advancement. They also assume that getting ahead by “playing the game” will compromise their integrity.In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Rosina Racioppi, President and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., explains why these assumptions are dead wrong. While excellent work is a prerequisite for success, without strategic thinking, visibility, and the ability to leverage relationships for knowledge, resources, and practical wisdom, outstanding work is a dead end.Relationships Matter draws on WOMEN Unlimited’s extensive experience partnering with Fortune 1000 organizations, the author’s comprehensive research, and in-depth interviews with 10 successful leaders. In these pages, you’ll discover:• Why a sense of curiosity could be one of your top assets • How to play the game without compromising yourself • Why what you know is less important than who knows what you know • How to determine and grow the right network to achieve your goals • How to remain authentic while strategically developing relationships While grounded in research, Dr. Racioppi’s recommendations are practical and actionable—and she shares them in the context of compelling stories of women who have achieved their career dreams.
Women Are Changing the Corporate Landscape: Rules for Cultivating Leadership
by Jean Otte (Author), Rosina L. Racioppi (Author), Jill L. Ferguson (Author), Subset Design (Illustrator)
Dedicated to the organizations that partner with us to cultivate leadership excellence and to the men and women in those organizations who are changing the corporate landscape, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. is pleased to share the Rules for Cultivating Leadership Excellence. These rules have been identified as critical for personal success, as well as an organization s success. Women who have participated in WUI programs, managers who have supported participants, LEAD Mentors, and senior leaders have contributed their inspiring stories and experiences, confirming the value of participation in WUI programs. By developing their diverse talent pipeline, these organizations view WUI programs as a critical business strategy to advance their organizations. Not only will you read inspiring stories, at the end of each chapter you are invited to participate in A Call to Action which affords you the opportunity to explore how you are cultivating YOUR leadership excellence.