The Little Black Book of Success

Laws of Leadership for Black Women
Narrated by: Shari Peele
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (296 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three powerful African-American female executives celebrate their gender and heritage as they share their secrets for success in this effective guide for businesswomen. Ways to communicate thoughtfully, trust yourself, and exude self-esteem are just a few tactics the authors discuss for those who want to enter the workforce as confident leaders.

©2010 Elaine Meryl Brown (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Offering sound advice, practical tools, and warm wisdom, this book will help black professional women get and stay on track and maximize their abilities." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Essential for business women!

Where does The Little Black Book of Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Highly recommended

What does Shari Peele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflection and I think hearing someone else's story is essential for a connection. You can more readily believe them and put things to action.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

To stand up for yourself, know your limitations and if need be walk away from a job when you find a better one. Be true to yourself.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the different readers and the different stories. I look forward to another book.

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A must read for all business women

I purchased this book with the goal of learning about becoming a leader in my workplace. Although the book is tailored toward the Black female, I found the book to be informative. The book takes a real-life approach to the struggles that most women face when striving to become a leader in her organization. The "Mammaisms" make the book even more enjoyable by throwing in sayings that I heard in my home growing up. I highly recommend this book for all women in business.

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Loved it!

As one of the only black woman in a leadership position in a large organization, I was beginning to feel the impact of microaggressions, and feeling unappreciated, underestimated, misunderstood, and unaccepted. I started this book at the perfect time. It was like a breath of fresh air, and it renewed my perspective on where I was, and where I'd like to be. I finally felt like I was not alone, and it offered useful easy to adopt tips.

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Insightful

Overall I thought the book was very insightful. I am a black woman who has been in leadership in Corporate America for some time now , and I still found some "Aha" moments in this book. Will definitely recommend.

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Must Read

What did you love best about The Little Black Book of Success?

Simple, understandable and easy to apply.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Black Book of Success?

MAMAism, as a woman and big sister I could really relate with this and this was my greatest lesson from this book.

What does Shari Peele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She reads slow and stresses the right important areas. She made the book a great listen.

What did you learn from The Little Black Book of Success that you would use in your daily life?

MAMAism, emotional intelligence, the art of war, general leadership.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to all my female friends.

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great instructional

great for those who are self-coaching themselves through the tough terrains of corporate America
I wrote down a lot of momma-isms

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Wish it was longer

The book had a great meaning just wish I could have gotten more from it .

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"Great wisdom"

A must read. This book has changed my life! I now look at being a leader, a professional and a woman in such a more focused lense.

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This is a MUST for women of color!

This book addressed many of my professional struggles and provided insight on handling them. Finding black women leaders to coach or mentor me in my industry has been challenging, but I'll use the lessons within this book as my guide until one is willing or able to walk along with me. Thank you for giving back to professional women marching behind you! This was insightful and helpful. Pushing replay!

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Timely and Relevant

I am glad I chose this book as my first Audible book. I enjoyed the content and it challenged me to think through a lot of things. I recommend this book to young professionals and to any woman of color who feels like she is not moving at the pace or to the level she desires.

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Thoroughly good - an easy read..

A perfect reminder of the positive behaviours you need to demonstrate in order to make that next move in your career... it helped me align my thoughts to focus on where I wanted to be and I got promoted!!