Women in Leadership: A Reading List

There are many authoritative articles written by academics on issues related to women in leadership. But, not so many books.

I recommended these books because they were written by leading authorities on different important topics regarding the challenges women leaders face. All are well researched, well written, and offered lots of OMG and ah hah moments.

  • Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership
    Editor: Susan Madsen
  • Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?
    Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
    Tomas also did a TED Talk about this here.
  • Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap
    Editors: Carolyn Cunningham, Heather Crandall, Alexa Dare
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence
    Author: Daniel Goleman
  • Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success
    Author: Deborah Kolb

Each of these books is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your favorite book store or local library. Get them for yourself or give the gift of knowledge.

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