New Book Release Co-Authored by Andersen Alumnus Janet Foutty: Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership

Author: Janet Foutty, Former consultant in Arthur Andersen Consulting, currently Executive Chair of the Board for Deloitte US.

There is a big difference –especially for women leaders – between being in a position of leadership and thriving in a position of leadership. Because, for far too long, women leaders have had to focus on survival. After all, women comprise less than a quarter of middle level managers, and that number shrinks even further at each rung of the corporate ladder. Even women who rise all the way to CEO experience higher turnover than their male counterparts do. But surviving as a leader is the floor, not the ceiling.

So, what does it take to not only reach the top, but truly thrive there?

Arrive and Thrive

Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership is a timely and practice-driven guide to empower women leaders to excel as they rise to positions of greater responsibility, risk, and reward—and to lead others along the way. It offers insights from a unique trio of women leaders from different spheres—Janet Foutty, the first woman to be named CEO of Deloitte’s Consulting business, and now chair of the Deloitte U.S. Board; Lynn Perry Wooten, Ph.D., the first African American to lead Simmons University; and Susan MacKenty Brady, globally renowned Leadership Wellbeing Expert and CEO of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

The authors also draw on knowledge and advice from 24 of the world’s most successful leaders to identify the seven key practices to thriving as a leader:

  1. Invest in your best self. This entails getting to know yourself when you’re at your best and leading from that place.
  2. Cultivate courage by committing to action and overcoming your fear of doing so.
  3. Foster resilience to enable you to overcome setbacks and lead more powerfully.
  4. Inspire a bold vision by discovering what needs to change and creating a future that does not yet exist.
  5. Create a healthy team environment that personifies your organization’s values and is supportive and collaborative.
  6. Lead inclusively by modeling it for others and creating a culture of equity.
  7. Embrace authenticity and bringing your whole self to work.

By adopting these practices, women leaders can enact change for themselves, their team and their community. They’ll have the confidence to “hit reset” on the way we work in order to create more equitable organizations that promote leading while living.

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