This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World

Claudia Chan. DaCapo/Lifelong, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7382-2002-4
In her insightful, empathetic debut, Chan, the founder of a media company and former president of an event-planning firm, seeks to empower other businesswomen with a road map to lifting up not just oneself but also others. After explaining her vision of a “new breed of leaders” suited to a gender-equal society, Chan ably takes readers through her 13 foundational pillars of personal leadership—purpose, vision, faith, resilience, energy, productivity, humility, gratitude, grace, community, self-love, courage, and mindfulness—then marries them together in a series of memorization-worthy mantras (“How humble I am determines how teachable I am”; “Vulnerability is the greatest act of courage”) on how to stop seeing difficulties as adversaries and view them as opportunities for growth. At the conclusion of most chapters, Chan gives the reader thoughtful yet pragmatic homework. She wraps up the book with step-by-step guidelines to creating a personal action plan. Her openhearted tone throughout conveys the sense of someone so secure in her own skin that she doesn’t feel the need to tear others down. Her lessons will resonate with readers long after the final page is turned. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/28/2017
Release date: 10/17/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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