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Critical Review Article
We have a 5-7 page critical review article due in each unit. The critical review article has two parts:
• Read all the articles in Women and Leadership, and Through the Labyrinth, and write your critical review essay.
• Choose one of the women leaders listed in that unit and search and read her biography. Write a brief biography of that leader and apply what you have learned in the unit to that particular leader. Conclude your paper as a whole. So, your outline will be as below:
(1) Introduction (1/2 -1 page).
(2) Summaries of the articles in WL and TL, as well as an analysis (3-4 pages).
(3) Summary of the biography of one of the women leaders listed for that unit and application of theories read in WL and TL (1-2 pages).
(4) Concluding remarks (1/2 – 1 page).
Please include an APA style reference page
Required References:
Through the Labyrinth: The Truth about How Women Become Leaders (2007)
by A. H. Eagly and L. L. Carli
Harvard Business School Press
ISBN-10: 1-422-11691-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-1691-3
Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change (2007)
by B. Kellerman and D. L. Rhode
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN-10: 0-787-98833-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-7879-8833-3
Unit 3 Objectives:
• Explore the affects of one’s position in developing one’s leadership style.
• Explore the challenges of women in politics as well as corporate America.
• Understand the significance of women judges.
• Looking at a history of women presidential candidates.
• Looking at how much of our authentic selves women should take to work.
Unit 3 Readings:
• WL: Crossing the Bridge: Reflections on Women and Leadership, by Nannerl O. Keohane, pages 65-88
• WL: What Difference Will Women Judges Make? Looking Once More at the “Woman Question”, by Anita F. Hill, pages 175-190
• WL: It’s Woman Time, by Marie C. Wilson, pages 271-281
• WL: She’s the Candidate! A Woman for President, by Ruth B. Mandel, pages 283-303
• WL: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Lessons in Authentic Engagement from Women Leaders, by Laura Morgan Roberts, pages 329-352
Unit 3 Guiding Questions:
1. What might it mean to say that women have a distinctive style of leadership?
2. What does history show about question one? Give your reasons.
3. Define leadership, task leadership, and expressive leadership.
4. What’s the significance of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in leadership?
5. What do the experiences of Justice Bertha Wilson, and Professor Constance Backhouse, teach us about the presence of women judges?
6. According to Anita Hill, what are the three underlying theories of equality that are used in the gender discrimination cases in the court systems in the United States?
7. Marie C. Wilson says hiring women is not just a “fair idea”, it’s now “the only thing to do”. Explain what she means.
8. What are the hurdles of women candidates for presidency?
9. What’s authenticity and what’s the significance and challenges of authenticity at work place?
10. What are the lessons learned by authentic engagement at the workplace?
Women Leaders to Choose From in this Unit:
• Anita Hill
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