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80% of power is taking it – a nice woman’s guide to taking power. (2017)

“It’s time for women to accept that the system is rigged – and learn to beat it.”

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D. 
From Talent Quarterly’s special ‘Female Talent’ issue.

Talent Quarterly’s preview:

“The corporate world is not a just and fair place for female talent.

“It’s time for women to accept that the system is rigged – and learn to beat it. That’s the crisp, aggressive message from frequent TQ contributor and Stanford University professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, who urges women to realize that they control their careers and to start acting like they do. ‘Take responsibility for everything’ and ‘Don’t define yourself in less powerful ways’ are just two hard-hitting pieces of advice in this insight-laden article.”

Access this eArticle here: 80% of power is taking it

This eArticle could make interesting reading for anyone interested in issues of power, gender and hubris – especially if you’re considering attending our conference addressing these issues on 9 May. If you haven’t already, check out the programme and top-flight speakers here: Power, Gender and Hubris

‘A nice woman’s guide to taking power’ is available as a stand-alone eArticle and also as part of Talent Quarterly’s special issue on Female Talent.

TQ publishers note that when they published their first Female Talent issue more than two years ago, 23 women led Fortune 500 companies. “Since then, despite bold promises from corporate leaders, that number hasn’t budged. What’s gone wrong? Who (if anyone) is to blame? How will we make progress?

“….our authors dig into the data, find the core issues and offer plenty of surprising and practical solutions, presenting compelling perspectives on what’s wrong with our systems and leaders (and advising) women how to wrestle back the power they deserve…”

Other articles in the special TQ issue are:

  • Why we need more female CEOs – Joe Folkman, Joyce Palevitz, Jack Zenger
  • The biggest myths about female leaders – Derek Lusk, Jackie Van Broekhoven
  • Women in the C-Suite: 4 Breakthrough Strategies – Brian Kropp
  • TQ’s Most Talented Women 2016 – The Editors of Talent Quarterly
  • Why women aren’t on top: two perspectives – Robert Kaiser, Wanda Wallace, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Access the full set of articles here: The Talent Quarterly: the Female Talent issue

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