Although it’s only the 9th of June, this month has been filled with new classes to teach, a Junior League leadership training and many meetings to kick off the new League year, a course reboot for Professional Communication and Presentation, and my summer class at UCF on Communication and Conflict among about a dozen other things. Fortunately, this Conflict class comes at a perfect time, as I’ve finally decided on a direction for my graduate thesis. I’m spending this summer writing a research paper proposal in Conflict, and this proposal will transform into my thesis under the direction of my advisor and my committee.
My thesis is about female leadership and the challenges women face when their “female” identity conflicts with their “leader” identity. I am still in the beginning stages of the thesis process, so I checked out some library books to help me find my direction…
Sheryl Sandberg and Brene Brown’s books were obvious choices after watching their TED presentations and hearing about them in the news. I stumbled upon How Remarkable Women Lead by Barsh and Cranston as well as Why The Best Man For The Job Is A Woman by Esther Wachs Book simply because of their titles. I have one book coming in from Cocoa through inter-library loan and a few books waiting for me on the shelves at the UCF library.
Would you suggest any additional books I might read as I develop the direction for my thesis on women, leadership, and communication?