From the bestselling author of Women Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking self-improvement program that empowers women
Women are extraordinarily hard on themselves. They scrutinize their flaws, asking “Am I a good lover? A good mother? Successful in my career?” They get preoccupied with ways they do not measure up, twisting themselves into knots to fix problems no one else can see. The latest book from award-winning and bestselling psychologist Susan Nolen- Hoeksema shows women how to break this cycle—by discovering and utilizing their unique psychological strengths.
Drawing on original research and the instructive stories of real people, Nolen-Hoeksema identifies the skill sets that women, based on their biology and social roles, bring to challenges:mental strengths, such as the instinct to manage scarce resourcesidentity strengths, which maintain strong values under pressure emotional strengths, such as anticipating the effects of decisions relational strengths, with an emphasis on win-win solutions
Combined, these strengths give women a powerful ability to lead during transformational times. She then provides hands-on assessments for pinpointing strengths with the most relevance to a problem, exercises for building strengths, and inspiring examples of women’s inventiveness, resilience, and sheer determination.
This revolutionary book of self-improvement gives women the tools to hone their skills as entrepreneurs and managers, mothers and wives, mentors and community leaders—and as individuals pursuing their talents and dreams.
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IF YOU COULD PLAY GOD AND CREATE THE PERFECT LEADER FOR OUR times, what would this person look like? You would want this person to be wise, able to comprehend many sides of complicated issues, and create novel and innovative solutions to problems. You would want the perfect leader to be working for the good of the whole group, not just for personal power or glory. The perfect leader would inspire others by understanding their perspectives, capitalizing on their strengths, and overcoming their weaknesses. And the perfect leader would
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's book The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community. From the bestselling author of Women Who Think Too Much, The Power of Women is a groundbreaking self-improvement program that empowers women.
“I’ve been waiting for a long time, for a sensible, non-strident, evidence-based book about the strengths of women. This is it!”—Martin Seligman, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness