A Woman's Framework for a Successful Career and Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Targeted specifically at women just entering or re-entering the workforce, A Woman's Framework for a Successful Career and Life is a comprehensive resource for any woman navigating her career while seeking balance in her life. The authors lay out the building blocks of a successful lifelong career, focusing on blending skills such as communication, negotiation, leadership, career path navigation, ambition, mentoring, work-life fit, and personal branding, all of which need to be done in a global environment. Each topic includes a summary of key research and offers realistic, concrete suggestions for how any woman can achieve success in both her career and life.

Author Biography

James E. Hamerstone a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Gettysburg College and the creator of the popular "Women in Organizations" seminar. In addition to his work on women in organizations, he teaches International Management and Human Resource Management. He frequently speaks on the topic of women and work. Prior to teaching, he was a senior human resource executive at TRW, a space, defense and automotive supply company and Senior VP of Human Resources at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

Lindsay Musser Hough has worked in the management consulting industry for over 10 years. Her area of consulting expertise is in assisting government agencies implement large-scale transformations and innovative programs. She has worked with clients ranging from the US Transportation Security Administration to the PA Department of Public Welfare. Throughout her career, Hough has been active in workplace diversity and inclusion efforts and has coached many young men and women on career development topics including networking, work-life fit and personal branding.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Build your...Board
3. Build your...Brand
4. Build your...Communication Skills
5. Build your...Negotiation Skills
6. Consider...Ambition
7. Consider...Leadership
8. Consider...Work-Life Fit
9. Consider...Career Path Navigation
10. Consider...Working Globally
11. Bringing it All Together

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