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20 September 2021

{ Kicking Ass in a Corset by Andrea Kayne - TLC Book Tours }

 

About Kicking Ass in a Corset

• Publisher: University of Iowa Presss (September 15, 2021)
• Paperback: 208pages

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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About Andrea Kayne

Andrea has spent her personal and professional life engaging with one basic question: How can we, as women, realize our own internal power both personally and professionally, no matter the constraints in the external world?

As Director of the Leadership Program at DePaul University College of Education, where she has spent the last twenty years. Andrea has taught, written, spoken, and consulted, all around the country and world, in the areas of empowered leadership, feminist leadership, emotionally intelligent leadership, constructive culture and conflict resolution, data-informed professional learning communities, and the area she has developed called Internally Referenced Leadership™. Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

She lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and their beautiful blended family and, of course, her Pride and Prejudoodle, Addy.

Find out more about Andrea on her websiteInstagram, and Twitter.

REVIEW: 
 
Jane Austen!!!! 
 
I could say just that and it would be enough, but then maybe now because not everyone is an Austenite like I and so many others.
 
The minute this book came up for review, I knew I had to have it.  I was so curious as to how the author would take some of Austen's heroines and use them to inspire us in today's day and age, to empower ourselves.  I mean, Austen was 1800's, so how and why would we take those characters as inspiration?
 
Personally, I could see it, but that is because I do love her books and her heroines, but like I said above, not everyone knows or reads her books, so how could they take something to apply in today's world?
 
The book can be classified as a self help, which in itself is not one of my favorite genres, or the type of reading I drift towards, but again AUSTEN!
 
I'm glad I read it and went into it with an open mind, because it does teach us some pretty important lessons, if anything, we can take the characteristics that we should all strive for.  Integrity, humility, confidence, is something lacking quite a bit nowadays.
 
Each chapter focuses on a different character, and Kayne taps into the traits and lessons we can learn from each one, and then apply them to leadership positions or life in general.

I think it's very much worth a read, and it was quite fun revisiting each heroine and imagining her in the workplace today.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and University of Iowa Press, for providing me with a review copy.



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