Talking the Walk

What’s it about?

Writing as Dr Julia Helene Ibbotson PhD, FHEA, she addresses the issue:can women “talk the walk”? She says: So many women give up on the battle up the ladder in the corporate or professional world, and start their own businesses or professional  consultancies. I applaud their determination and their success. But what a pity. Because research shows that gender-balanced leadership teams are more innovative and that companies with more women in leadership are more effective than all-male ones. In my book, I outline and reflect upon my research into gendered communication strategies of leaders and conclude that senior managers and CEOs should consider how much women’s style of communication and team-building could advantage their institutions/ companies in this recession and post-recession period.

“Dr Julia Ibbotson’s work will prove invaluable to those wishing to challenge and transform current management cultures of testosterone-fuelled competition…”

“This is an excellent piece of work, meticulously researched and presented.”

“Dr Julia Ibbotson is a very talented teacher, writer and leading academic….positive and inspiring…Julia has produced high quality work…she is an excellent researcher.”

In full:

“This is an excellent piece of work, meticulously researched and presented.”  Professor David Young, University of Derby, England, author of Work-based Learning Futures (2009)

“Dr Julia Ibbotson is a very talented teacher, writer and leading academic….positive and inspiring…Julia has produced high quality work…she is an excellent researcher.”  Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, founding director iCeGS, director DMH Associates, England

“Dr Julia Ibbotson has maintained her commitment to gender and leadership over several decades manifested in her personal, professional and academic life. Her proposed book builds on a lifetime of experience and insight coupled with a style of writing which would make this an accessible book worthy of publication . Added to this, the under-recruitment and promotion of women into senior positions in the workplace continues to be a timely and on-going challenge for most societies and this would make a valid contribution to the debate”.Professor Marie Parker-Jenkins, professor of educational research, University of Limerick, Ireland, and author of Aiming High (2007)

“Dr Julia Ibbotson’s work will prove invaluable to those wishing to challenge and transform current management cultures of testosterone-fuelled competition, for one that pays more attention to  change through collaboration and concern for the development of all members of a working team. Drawing from her own and others’ experience, Julia suggests that male dominated institutions have much more to learn from the management and communication styles of the women they employ. She presents her scholarly research, based on deep probing into the working of educational management in a way that is accessible and engaging to the general reader at a time when  serious questions are being raised about how  the lower standing  of women in all branches of management might be addressed.”Professor Elaine Millard, author of  Differently Literate (1997), Gender in the Secondary Curriculum: Balancing the Books (1998), Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling (2005),  and professor of education at Birmingham City University, England

“a great writer”  Peggy Fellouris, author of Dancing in the Rain (2011 , Massachusetts, USA

“a most talented writer”   Nancy Mills, California, USA, travel journalist and  founder of thespiritedwoman.com

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