Monday, May 03, 2010

Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton by Rebecca Shambaugh

The following Book Review has been sponsored by FSB Associates

"Clinton's resilience is more than just a personality trait. It's power."
--U.S. News and World Report

Resilience: It's How You Can Succeed Like Hillary.

Hillary Clinton is the very model of a successful leader, gifted at prospering even in the face of turbulent times. The real question is: Could the same be said about you?

Ask yourself:
Do I bounce back from challenging situations?
Do I know how to learn from my mistakes?
Do I make my words count?
Do I embrace change and take advantage of new opportunities?

Before I started reading this book, I had to suspend my dislike for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. With that being said, it wasn’t a bad read. The book dealt with the qualities that effective leaders have by using Clinton as an example. Whether you like Clinton or not you have to admit that she is on the top of her game. As a child you could see how she was learning skills to be an effective leader. Clinton never let any perceived limitations hold her back. Her whole life has been about adapting and growing. If I never read this book, I wouldn’t have known these things. Now this doesn’t change my opinion about Clinton, but I do see her in a different light. I never understood why women were so inspired by her but now I know why. At the end of each chapter, Shambaugh provides Clinton’s secrets. Some of her secrets are the following: Creating Your Personal Brand, Building and Leveraging Your Connections, Blending Your Ambitions with Your Aspirations and Listening with Intention. I would highly recommend this book for Women Studies Programs in college. I hope my wife enjoys reading this.

Rebecca Shambaugh is founder and CEO of Shambaugh Leadership, a global consultancy company. She is also the author of It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor.


Val said...

I suppose lying is another secret of Hillary's success? Remember the "I was shot at on the tarmac in Bosnia" lie?

Is teaming up with Bob Johnson another secret to Hillary's success? Here is a woman who was supposedly a role model for women who aligned herself with a misogynist to try to get a few votes.

Sorry but I just can't admire this woman.

Citizen Ojo said...

Val - I hear you sista but I try to be unbiased in my reviews. I do see her differently as far as why women feel the way they do about her. Remember, it wasn't just white women that were supporting her. Alot of black women were down even after she started throwing shade on Obama. That in turn started the whole does Gender trump Race debate. Good Times.....ha ha ha said...