Summary of Taking the Stage
Copyright © 2014 Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons
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Many women struggle to get ahead in the workplace with no idea that the way they present themselves is holding them back. Leadership trainer Judith Humphrey presents an action-oriented plan to unlock your leadership potential and help you stand up for yourself at work and gain professional respect. She writes in a clear, concise tone, telling anecdotes about her life, friends and clients. In this insightful guidebook for anyone seeking to become a leader, she identifies several common factors – such as body language and word choices – that women must alter to communicate leadership. getAbstract recommends Humphrey’s manual to women in the corporate world and to anyone who might mentor a female future leader.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to assert yourself and overcome insecurity in the workplace;
- How to develop “scripts” that help you excel in presentations, meetings and networking; and
- How to present yourself as a strong leader.
About the Author
Also the author of Speaking as a Leader, Judith Humphrey is the chief creative officer and founder of The Humphrey Group, a Canadian firm providing corporate leadership training.