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  1. The Female Advantage Women’s Ways of Leadership Author: Sally Helgesen Presenter: Ali Boddy

  2. Diary Series Topics • Importance of Voice • Structure of Spontaneity • Break down Boundaries • Leader as a Transmitter

  3. Mintzberg’s The Nature of Managerial Work • The executives worked at an unrelenting pace, with no breaks for activity during the day • Their days were characterized by interruption, discontinuity and fragmentation • They spare little time for activities not directly related to their work • They exhibited a preference for live action encounters • They maintained a complex network of relationship with people outside their organizations • Immersed in the day-to-day need to keep the company going, they lacked time for reflection • They identified themselves with their jobs • They had difficulty sharing information

  4. The Importance of VoiceFrances Hesselbein • National Executive Director from 1976 to 1990for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. • She implemented Safe Time and Daisy Girl Scouts

  5. The Importance of VoiceFrances Hesselbein • Calm atmosphere during meetings • Keep the speed of conversation slow • Avoid business jargon • It is important to know ones audience

  6. The Structure of SpontaneityBarbara Grogan • Founder and President of Western Industrial Contractors • Was one of twelve women among the 5,000 millwrighting contractors in the nation • Clients among: AT&T, United Airlines, Denver international airport and IBM

  7. The Structure of SpontaneityBarbara Grogan • Do not restrain your personality • Prioritize your day. Then, focus fully on the most important. • Remain spontaneous • Ten minute informal meetings

  8. Breaking Down BoundariesNancy Badore • Executive Director of Ford Motor Company’s Executive Development Center • Established Ford’s Employee Involvement Program

  9. Breaking Down BoundariesNancy Badore • Talking up the ladder • Fruit Bowls to enhance conversation • Training session breakouts • Know when to learn from those under your position • Always ask managers for their opinion and what need to be changed

  10. The Leader as TransmitterDorothy Brunson • President and owner of Brunson Communications • First female to own a radio station

  11. The Leader as TransmitterDorothy Brunson • What is a transmitter? • Routes mail throughout the company • The only constant is change • Stay on top of the competition

  12. Important Concepts to Leadership • Use appropriate voice and communication • Be Spontaneous • Break down boundaries • Be a transmitter

  13. “I could make things work even after feeling my whole life had been shattered, express my own values in the way I manage, not feel I had to follow a man’s idea of how it should be done.” –Barbara Grogan