We started 2017 with a great book geared toward empowering women to be leaders. In the wake of the Women’s March and turmoil in America, we think it was an important read to show us that we can be leaders without the stigma society often puts on women leaders. We especially loved the challenges included in the book, but did struggle a bit with connecting with the format. Our discussion in the FB Event has been wonderful, especially focused on actionable ways to become leaders ourselves. 

Here’s what Amazon has to say in the description:

Women and men are equally capable as leaders, but women have been trained to be nice. Being nice can take us only so far then it trips us up. To be effective, we need to reach inside ourselves and realize that just as mothers would walk in front of a bus to save their child, so we each can find a similar passion and commitment that pushes us onward removing fear and doubt so we simply do what we know to be right. Do you have to be born a leader? Have a title? Be a man? A certain age? The answer is: no. Each of us has leadership potential within and when we do our inner work, we can be the leader of our family, company, or community. Failure and mistakes are not generally accepted as the road to success, but they are often our most powerful tools to growth. Read how others, including Abraham Lincoln, used failed attempts to spur them on. Read stories of leaders and find out their secrets. Learn to recognize mercenaries and real leaders, and decide which you want to be. There are challenges throughout the book that provide valuable lessons to enhance your leadership skills. In Feisty & Fearless: Nice Girls CAN Be Leaders:

This evening we had a fun Virtual Book Club chat in our Shield Sisters Sanctuary group! We posted these discussion questions, but feel free to answer them on your blog or website to get your people to think!

  1. Ok, to start, I want to know what words stood out to you the most in the title? Feisty and Fearless: Nice Girls Can Be Leaders
  2. How do you define leadership? Did it change as you read the book?
  3. Which leadership traits do you possess? Courage, responsibility, integrity risk-taking openness, listening, engagement, empowerment caring
  4. Which of the leadership traits do you think you need to work on? Courage, responsibility, integrity, risk-taking, openness, listening, engagement, empowerment, caring
  5. Which leader from the book did you connect with most? What other leader role models do you have?
  6. What was your favorite quote?
  7. What were your overall thoughts on the book?

We would love to share your reviews and your experience with the challenges! Link them up below!


P.s. Our favorite part about this book is that 50% of the profits are donated to 50/50 Leadership promoting women’s equal leadership! Talk about women supporting women over and over again!