What others are saying about this
The Velvet Hammer is a great book for ALL women who operate in business whether its on a team or as an entrepreneur. Elaine teaches us to embrace our natural feminine qualities to enhance how we do business. She helps to remove those blocks we’ve created by thinking being empathic, kind or caring is a sign of weak leadership. This book is powerful and inspiring allowing us to step up and into being a true to ourselves as women in business.
Women Speakers Association
The Velvet Hammer:
PowerHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf by international
speaker and leader/management expert Elaine Allison clearly
lays out for women just how they can be effective with leadership
and management responsibilities in the corporate world. Readers
will learn what brains, hormones and cultural expectations have
to do with being a women of supervisory responsibilities; how
to handle professional jealousy and overseeing the work of friends;
gaining the respect of more knowledgeable and experienced superiors
or subordinates; handling discipline and mediating conflict;
setting effective goals for work teams, and so much more. The
Velvet Hammer should be considered "must reading"
for any woman faced with supervisory or management responsibilities
in a business setting.
Midwest Book Review: March 2006
doesn't waste your time on abstract theories that have no relevance
in the real world. The author uses real life examples, thought
provoking quotes and specific suggestions to show readers how
they can acquire the skills, clout and impact so they can lead
gracefully and get the respect they deserve.
Christine McAlister, Business
Owner - Scribes
As National President of an
international women's organization, I have found women all over
the world, struggling to find great information on leadership
and supervision from a women's point of view. Most leadership
books I have read are written by men and suggest tactics that
don't always work well for women. Alternatively, the books written
by women have been at an executive level, or from an academic
viewpoint. Finally, this is the first "how to" book
I've seen that shares real life stories and examples that we all
face on a daily basis and offers concrete strategies. The "Velvet
Hammer" techniques will work for women at all levels, from
the beginner to the experienced. It is a must read if you are
a woman and managing people.
Darla D.W. Campbell, 2004-2006
National President - BPW - Business and Professional Women, Canada
I finally get it. I knew there
were differences, now I can enjoy the methods and approaches I
use, stop worrying and get the job done, my way!
Cindy Bosa, Manager, Accounting
The Velvet Hammer has given
me insight into every challenge I've faced in running my business.
This book also helped me understand myself better - I can now
manage in a way that feels more natural AND WORKS!
Dawn Cartwright, Manager - 6th