Too many women find their workplace life in conflict with other aspirations they may have. This jargon-free and practical book (with more than a dozen case studies and interviews with famous and successful women executives throughout the United States, such as Helen Thomas, Brooke Shields, Rebecca Chopp, and others) is an in-depth primer for women in the workplace to maximize their potential and fulfill their lives.
The psychological insights contained in this book will appeal to a wide audience.
- What Is Your Potential?
- A Firm Foundation
- Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Challenges
- Strengths and Gifts of Women
- Work-Life Balance
- Creating Your Place on the Team
- It’s Never too Late to Make a New Decision
“Live Your Dreams, Change the World is a practical guide to understanding how both men and women think—and how women especially can use this knowledge to improve their lives, both in the workforce and at home. Chapters address the psychological strengths that women tend to have (such as communication skills and emotional competence), how to strike a work–life balance, accurately assessing risks and challenges, and much more. Assertiveness as a skill can be a bit tricky for women given the potential of some men, or even other women, to misinterpret specific assertive behaviors. Skilled use of assertiveness, without aggression, takes practice, feedback, and attentive calibration to the specific context. Accessible and reader-friendly, Live Your Dreams, Change the World is an invaluable resource, highly recommended especially for goal-oriented women.”—The Midwest Book Review