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March 14, 2005

Excerpts: Mother Leads Best - Part I

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Mother Leads Best: 50 Women Who Are Changing The Way Organizations Define Leadership
by Moe Grzelakowski
Dearborn Trade - March 2005
232 Pages - ISBN 0793195187


I think the Table of Contents explains well how she has organized the book.

  1. THE CASE FOR MOTHERHOOD What Moms Can Teach Us About Leadership
  2. THE DRAGON LADY SYNDROME
  3. THE MOTHERHOOD DECISION
  4. PREGNANCY Transitioning to a Softer, More Accountable, More Value-Conscious Style
  5. BABIES Nuturing Becomes Second Nature
  6. THE TODDLER YEARS Managing Choas
  7. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Developing and Motivating Teams
  8. TWEENS Listening At A Higher Level
  9. TEENAGERS Coaching with Unconditional Love
  10. THE CHARACTER OF A LEADER How Motherhood Brings Out the Best in People
  11. APPLYING THE LESSONS OF MATERNAL LEADERSHIP
We are going to run a series of excerpts from Chapter 3.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.