“It is hardly news that, despite the feminine “revolution” that began in the 1970’s, the majority of women haven’t found the enjoyment, lifestyle or satisfaction they once imagined. The reason they attribute to their problem is that they have taken on too much! But, that is just the tip of the iceberg. Career women, in particular, have come to believe it is their lot in life to be running on 8-cylinders day in and day out.
“Women are dancing to a frenzied beat, believing just because they can, they think they should. They have been taught if they are capable of doing something it shouldn’t be necessary to look for help.
“This has led women to become frustrated by experiencing long days and nightmarish schedules. Women are exhausted. “ ~John Agno, Certified Executive Coach
Can you relate? Authors John Agno and Barb McEwen explore these ideas further in their book “When Doing It All Won’t Do“: A self-coaching guide for career women.”
This is not your typical leadership book. You won’t read it and be transformed, but if you do the work, you’ll begin the shift. John and Linda not only articulate the frustrations and challenges of professional women, but present the material in workbook fashion so the reader can apply the principles. They understand that change is not an event, rather it is a process that requires active involvement over time. This book is a great first step in the transformation process and is a solid foundation for any professional woman to build upon with her leadership or career coach.