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Kicking Ass in a Corset: Jane Austen’s 6 Principles for Living and Leading from the Inside Out
by Andrea Kayne

Published: 2021-09-15T00:0
Paperback : 207 pages
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What can organizational leaders in business, education, government, and most any enterprise learn from an unemployed, unmarried woman who lived in patriarchal, misogynistic rural England more than 200 years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. In identifying the core virtues of Austen’s ...
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What can organizational leaders in business, education, government, and most any enterprise learn from an unemployed, unmarried woman who lived in patriarchal, misogynistic rural England more than 200 years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. In identifying the core virtues of Austen’s heroines—confidence, pragmatism, diligence, integrity, playfulness, and humility—Andrea Kayne uncovers the six principles of internally referenced leadership that, taken together, instruct women how to tap into a deep well-spring of personal agency and an internal locus of control no matter what is going on around them. Utilizing practical exercises, real-life case studies, and literary and leadership scholarship, Kicking Ass in a Corset maps out effective leadership that teaches readers how to tune out the external noise and listen to themselves so that they can truly live and lead from the inside out.

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How can you channel your inner Elizabeth Bennet and source your well-being from the inside? What are some words that describe you that have nothing to do with your work or what you do for others?
Why is it important to reframe problems as opportunities? Using Elinor Dashwood as a model, what are some methods you can use to do that?

What scars do you have, literally and figuratively? How did they help you grow?

What’s your personal moral catch phrase? Why?

How can you “play” a problem in your life, using a right-brain activity to inspire greater creativity, flow, and out-of-the box thinking?

In Emma, Jane Austen wrote a “heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” Why does Andrea Kayne include her in the six principles of Internally Referenced Leadership?

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by [email protected] (see profile) 11/29/21

For every woman who has ever defined herself by who she is to others, this book will change the way you view yourself and ultimately help you step into your best, strongest version of you. W... (read more)

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