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Book Capsules, February 2021

Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life
Joann S. Lublin
HarperCollins, 256 pp., $29.99

Lublin, a retired Wall Street Journal editor, juggled the load of raising two children while simultaneously climbing the corporate ladder. Combining work and motherhood is no easy feat, and through Power Mom, Lublin tells the candid stories of executive mothers from different generations. As revealed in the book, generations employ different strategies to balance career with family demands. Through these stories, readers will gain a better picture of the challenges power moms face in the workplace as well as learn what some major organizations are doing to support this valuable sect of the workforce.

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Time to Lead: Lessons for Today's Leaders From Bold Decisions That Changed History
Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Fast Company Press, 416 pp., $28.95

Steenkamp explores the leadership styles of well-known historical leaders like Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher along with others who carried lower profiles, such as the Athenian politician Themistocles. The book reveals some of the situations those leaders faced and insights into how they made important decisions. Steenkamp also covers the seven leadership styles and four personality classifications. As an interactive component, the book includes questionnaires prompting honest introspection for readers to discover more about their own leadership styles and discover where they fit.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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