If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything by Ann Crittenden
Leadership Begins At Home

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The acclaimed author of The Price of Motherhood applies the lessons of parenting to the business world, blowing away the myth that the job of raising children is not "real" work. After reading numerous bestselling management books, Ann Crittenden noticed that the advice was shockingly similar to that found in parenting books. After more than one hundred interviews, Ann also discovered that everyone felt the skills they learned as a parent made them better, more effective managers and workers. If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything illustrates the countless lessons learned from raising a child that are directly applicable to the workplace.

With insight from prominent women in a number of fields, Crittenden discusses how child-rearing:
o Calls for multitasking and sharpens focus in the midst of constant distractions
o Enhances interpersonal skills, including win-win negotiation
o Develops the ability to motivate and empower others
o Requires a keen sense of fair play and integrity

Full of positive, real-life stories and exploring whether corporate culture has begun to recognize the value of parenting, If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything is a groundbreaking book that validates what working mothers have known all along.


About Ann Crittenden

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Ann Crittenden is the author of "Killing the Sacred Cows: Bold Ideas for a New Economy," A former reporter for "The New York Times "and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, she has also been a financial writer for "Newsweek," a visiting lecturer at M.I.T. and Yale, and an economics commentator on "CBS News," Her articles have appeared in "Fortune," The "Nation," "Foreign Affairs," "McCalls," and "Working Woman," among others. She lives with her husband and son in Washington, D.C.
Published August 19, 2004 by Gotham. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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