An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller!
In "Quick Confidence: Be Authentic, Create Connections and Make Bold Bets on Yourself," best-selling author and renowned leadership speaker Selena Rezvani delivers an effective and eye-opening new approach to building confidence and presence for professionals. In the book, the author walks you through—and helps you leap over—the 9 most common obstacles that stand in the way of building authentic confidence. She offers digestible actions, behaviors, and exercises you can use to change the way you think and the way you present yourself to others.
Relying on sound, scientifically validated data, the book helps you zero in on one actionable method at a time, from making a memorable entrance to stoking confidence in those around you. You’ll also find:
Mental, physical, and interpersonal routines that will lock in your new and confident persona for lasting change
Strategies for using silence strategically and refusing to overexplain to enhance your credibility and presence
Ways to overcome the intimidation factor that goes hand-in-hand with dealing with powerful people
A hands-on playbook for professionals looking for effective confidence-building advice that goes beyond “fake it ‘til you make it,” Quick Confidence is a fun and rewarding journey to a renewed self-image and enhanced well-being.
A reliable, methodical approach for taking a firm position on the issues that matter most
Selena Rezvani, a popular Washington Post columnist and noted leadership consultant, argues that self-advocacy is critical for success. And yet, she explains, women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in them getting less of what they want and deserve: promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. It doesn't have to be this way, and in Pushback, Rezvani shines a light on the rules of holding your own and pushing back to secure what's rightfully yours.
Pushback provides a reliable and methodical approach for taking a firm position on the issues that matter most to you. Focusing on how women can hone their negotiation skills and techniques, Rezvani addresses the most pressing questions that professional women face as they prepare to make a stand on tough topics:
What are the best strategies for confronting an issue head-on, without damaging a relationship?
If I want to advocate fervently for an issue, how far do I push?
What's the best way to take a firm position when my needs aren't being met or if I disagree?
How can I negotiate my own career advancement?
Reactions to Pushback
"Pushback is a must-read for women in or seeking to enter the workforce. Selena Rezvani shows that you can use your assets as a woman and ask for what you want — whether a promotion, a new challenge, or a raise."
—Katherine Weymouth, CEO, The Washington Post
An empowering narrative filled with stories of remarkable women
Over the course of a year, Selena Rezvani interviewed women executives in various industries, roles, and job functions, including Jamie McCourt, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Denise Incandela, president of Saks Direct at Saks Fifth Avenue; Roxanne Spillett, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and Naomi C. Earp, chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The result is The Next Generation of Women Leaders, a penetrating, eye-opening, and ultimately empowering narrative filled with stories of remarkable women who navigated the leadership maze and triumphed. While the leadership landscape may be shifting in women's favor, women are nowhere near an equal presence in leadership roles when compared to men.
Rezvani's achievement was to engage some extraordinarily accomplished women as mentors, each of whom provided tools and information that young women can use to shape their own careers.
The Next Generation of Women Leaders encourages younger women to be their own advocates when it comes to professional growth and advancement, and it provides tangible how-tos on negotiating the workplace as a woman.
Reactions to The Next Generation
of Women Leaders
"The stories and advice shared by genuine trailblazers in The Next Generation of Women Leaders provide an excellent foundation for women interested in advancing their careers and stepping into leadership positions with confidence."
—Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Chief Global Diversity Officer, Sodexo