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What can organizational leaders in business, education, government, and most any enterprise learn from an unemployed, unmarried woman who lived in patriarchal, misogynistic rural England more than 200 years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. In identifying the core virtues of Austen’s heroines - confidence, pragmatism, diligence, integrity, playfulness, and humility - Andrea Kayne uncovers the six principles of internally referenced leadership that, taken together, instruct women how to tap into a deep well-spring of personal agency and an internal locus of control no matter what is going on around them. 

Utilizing practical exercises, real-life case studies, and literary and leadership scholarship, Kicking Ass in a Corset maps out effective leadership that teaches readers how to tune out the external noise and listen to themselves, so that they can truly live and lead from the inside out. 

©2021 Andrea Kayne (P)2021 Andrea Kayne

Critic Reviews

"An utterly clever use of Jane Austen’s brilliance to inspire women.... Pure gold." (Caroline Myss, best-selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Intimate Conversations with the Divine)

"A fresh and brilliant playbook for internally referenced leadership inspired by Jane Austen’s heroines." (Laura Berman, NY Times best-selling author, empowerment relationship expert, and OWN TV host) 

"A roadmap for women leaders who want to tap into their own reserve of power to lead consciously, skillfully, and fearlessly." (Angella Nazarian, author of Pioneers of the Possible and Visionary Women, and co-founder of Visionary Women)

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