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Through the Labyrinth: The Truth about How Women Become Leaders (Center for Public Leadership)


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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

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For social scientists and general readers, Eagly (psychology, Northwestern U.) and Carli (psychology, Wellesley College) replace the idea of the glass ceiling with one of the challenging yet solvable labyrinth, and examine women's struggles to achieve powerful roles in the workplace. They consider why women have been excluded from leadership and why they have gained increasing access, through literature from psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and management and organizations, and other sources, such as anecdotes, journalists' reports, biographies, memoirs, and individuals' personal recollections. Each chapter addresses a specific question, including how far women have come as leaders, whether they are underrepresented because of qualities they lack, the issue of domestic responsibilities, discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices, resistance to female leadership, differences in leadership style, and whether organizations have traditions and practices that create obstacles. The final chapters consider how women successfully get through the labyrinth and what the consequences are of having women in leadership positions at all levels. Indexes are divided by subject and author. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Alice H. Eagly is professor and chair of psychology and faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. Linda L. Carli is an associate professor of psychology at Wellesley College.

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Eagly, Alice H.
Harvard Business School Press
Carli, Linda L.
Eagly, Alice Hendrickson
Carli, Linda
Women executives
Women & Business
Leadership in women
Business Writing
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Trade Cloth
Center for Public Leadership Center for Public Leadership
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9.5 x 6.5 in 22 oz

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