Brava, Linda Patten! This masterpiece on (re-)creating one’s self as the truest of leaders deserves a place on every women’s studies/business leadership course syllabus and woman’s bookshelf! It is the perfect blend of solid observation of the traditional approach to women’s leadership, the way(s) in which women should be approaching life as leaders (regardless of where that may be—the corporate world, home, school, etc.), and insightful advice on achieving this “new” and whole way of operating by blending our feminine and masculine abilities, traits, and leadership style approaches. By generously peppering the text with examples of her own lived experience, Linda also invites us to journey with her, sharing in her own personal story of realization, acknowledgement, acceptance, and actualization of the power of her feminine leadership abilities, allowing them to emerge from behind the curtains of societal conditioning and expectations. And, with gentle firmness, she dares the reader to do the same. -- Nancy Tarr Hart, Ph.D. Notre Dame of Maryland University
“Through Comfluential Leadership,” says Linda Patten, Leadership Expert and Trainer, in this powerful book that will turn on its head your idea of what leadership truly looks like. What limits the potential for both women and men leaders is an outdated leadership model that no longer works to meet the demands of today’s, or tomorrow’s, world.
No One Stood Up When I Entered the Room: One Woman’s Journey from Command to True Leadership isn’t just a textbook on leadership skills, although it deserves a place on every woman’s bookshelf and every women’s studies/business leadership course syllabus. It’s also the journey of one woman who is uniquely qualified to tell the story of a female leader in a man’s world, a remarkable story peppered throughout the book with candor, humor, and wisdom. This book is both a cautionary tale and guidebook for any woman in leadership today.
In these pages, you’ll learn:
--- Why hundreds of years of the “masculine leadership model” is no longer working - neither for women nor men.
--- About “gender heritage:” why women don’t call themselves leaders, ask for a raise, or get the jobs they want.
--- What the true qualities of embodied leadership are, and how you can get them.
--- A new kind of leadership for today’s leaders and the generations to come, that can change the very fabric of our world for the better.
If you are a woman in the military, C-suite executive, political office holder, changemaker or homemaker (or a man who loves them), you will relate to Linda’s personal stories and the challenges she faced as a woman officer in the military, C-suite exec in banking, and “planet Entrepreneur.” She sheds light on how women can use their unique talents of command and influence to become more effective, fully-expressed, powerful leaders and changemakers..
If Brené Brown, Madeleine Albright, and Rebecca Solnit speak to you, then this book will be a great read. This author speaks out on women’s gender heritage around leadership, money, and misogyny; and how a stale leadership model has us struggling to lead our lives and careers. She also offers solutions: insights, practices, and action steps to help you shift into a new level of holistic, embodied leadership.
This bestselling author, speaker, radio host, and expert in all things leadership challenges you to “dare to lead,” and gives you the practicals tools to do so, whether you are leading your family, community, business, country, or global-level change movement.