From the bestselling author of Women Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking self-improvement program
that empowers women.
Women are extraordinarily hard on themselves. They
scrutinize their flaws, asking “Am I a good lover? A good mother? Successful in
my career?” They get preoccupied with ways they do not measure up, twisting
themselves into knots to fix problems no one else can see. The latest book from
award-winning and bestselling psychologist Susan Nolen-Hoeksema shows women how
to break this cycle—by discovering and utilizing their unique psychological
Drawing on original research and the instructive stories of
real people, Nolen-Hoeksema identifies the skill sets that women, based on
their biology and social roles, bring to challenges:
- mental strengths, such as the instinct to manage scarce
- identity strengths, which maintain strong values under
- emotional strengths, such as anticipating the effects of
- relational strengths, with an emphasis on win-win solutions
Combined, these strengths give women a powerful ability to
lead during transformational times. She then provides hands-on assessments for
pinpointing strengths with the most relevance to a problem, exercises for
building strengths, and inspiring examples of women’s inventiveness,
resilience, and sheer determination.
This revolutionary book of self-improvement gives women the
tools to hone their skills as entrepreneurs and managers, mothers and wives,
mentors and community leaders—and as individuals pursuing their talents and
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