Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change

Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change

Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. Stacey, who grew up in a working poor family in Gulfport, Mississippi, rose from humble roots to Yale Law School, and through a career in C-suite businesses, to become the f Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abra...

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Title:Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change
Author:Stacey Abrams
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:1250191297
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change Reviews

  • Bookworm
    Nov 10, 2018
    Well, it seemed a very timely read and remains so as the GA governor's race not yet over. I had picked this up solely on the basis of the fact that she wrote it (plus that she used to write romance novels). I thought this would be a book about her life and times and how she got to wher...
  • Carly
    Feb 22, 2019
    I thought this was going to be a memoir. I was so wrong! Instead it turned out to be -- hands down -- the most thoughtful, well-written guidance on leadership, professional growth, and building a successful career that I've ever read. Every single page is solid gold. And there are even...
  • Dana
    Jan 21, 2019
    I enjoyed this book. She does a really good job of describing some of the jobs that she?s had or activities she?s been involved in and gives tips as to how she thinks she did a good job or tried to do well in the task. It?s nice because you see a little bit of the story of her l...
  • Mehrsa
    May 05, 2018
    I read this not because I wanted the advice, but because I wanted to get to know Stacey Abrams better as she's running for Governor of my state. So I think I will vote for her. She seems smart and ambitious (in a good way) and hardworking. The one fatal flaw of this book is that she ci...
  • Christine
    Jun 11, 2018
    The title grabbed me as something very relevant to me and my work, where I am frequently in spaces of privilege and access. I often feel out of place, or a really intense imposter syndrome. I picked this up looking for some tools to help me navigate the job. I opted for the audiobook, ...
  • Monique
    May 31, 2018
    I?ve watched Abrams rise through the ranks on the Georgia political scene and often wondered how did she do it all. As a African American political scientist, I am in awe in what she has achieved in the political arena in Georgia. My hope is that if it can be done there it may be pos...
  • Annie
    Nov 25, 2018
    Everyone should read this book, but in particular, people from non-traditional backgrounds (ie not rich/white/cis man) who are interested in leadership. So much good advice. ...
  • Kelley
    Feb 10, 2019
    I was not expecting this book to be good. I picked it up because I voted for Abrams. Then she lost to that shameful cheat who rigged the election (no seriously - google it. Georgia should hang its head in shame until they fix the crazy loophole that allows someone to run in an election...
  • Elizabeth Wolkowicz
    Apr 10, 2019
    This book was a great combination of learning about the author but through the lens of leadership. Stacy Abrams shares different lessons she has learned as a leader who happens to be a person of color. She shares good ideas for cultivating your vision and how to get power when you cann...
  • Aly Lew
    Dec 20, 2018
    I truly enjoy memoirs that are candid and thoughtful. Stacey Abrams has written one that fits the bill. Not only does she speak about her lived experience as a minority leader, she provides tools to others. She is adding to the collective knowledge for those who may not be formally tau...
  • Keturah
    Nov 21, 2018
    The advice in this book is amazing!! Took so many notes. This is a must read for those go getters hoping to make the most out of their careers. ...
  • TRose
    Mar 04, 2019
    I, too, grew up in Gulfport and I found Ms. Adams's book to be accurate as well as inspirational. The book is very well written. I am the daughter of a Harrison County educator. Stacey Abrams is a gifted writer. I want to read her other books for sure. I follow her political career clo...
  • Alana Benjamin
    Nov 09, 2018
    "With any bold decision, our personal fears wrestle with our ambitions, arguing about whether the risk is worth the reward. For those who seek true leadership and wish to leverage real power, we also have to use failure to fly - to fail forward, as the saying goes. The ability to hav...
  • Robert
    Jan 30, 2019
    Stacey Abrams writes with fluidity and clarity about the difficulties of leadership in the shoes of a black woman. "Minority Leader" is like a manual for successfully navigating a leadership role as a woman, person of color, as a member of the LBGTQ+ community or any other minority gro...
  • Danielle
    Feb 03, 2019
    ?The best allies own their privilege not as a badge of honor, but as a reminder to be constantly listening and learning to become better at offering support to others.? This book was a good read. She?s got exercises at the end of each chapter that would be helpful for anyone at a...
  • alex
    Nov 17, 2018
    as i write this review, stacey abrams has recently announced that she is ending her race for governor of georgia and that brian kemp will become governor. for the past six months i've worked on stacey abrams' campaign as an intern, and it was an incredible experience. this book was ...
  • Mazie Lynn
    Sep 14, 2018
    What a thoughtful, helpful, and revealing read. I listened to this book and it did not disappoint. Read by Stacey Abrams, I loved hearing her voice giving "life" to her story. She is unabashed in her generous tutelage drawn on her own experiences - both past and present. Offering works...
  • Jewel
    Mar 30, 2019
    Great read. I didn't realize that Abrams wrote a book and can't wait to read her other work. She gave a lot of practical advice for moving forward in your purpose. Some of the advice is more geared to young people. ...
  • Tawnya Jackson
    Feb 02, 2019
    She gives some great advice about advancing in your career and building on things you believe in. I enjoyed reading about how she overcame her own adversity and achieved so much in her political career. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels they don't fit a mold and they want...
  • Gabrielle
    Aug 08, 2018
    4.5 stars. Disclaimer: I am a supporter of Stacey Abrams and am honored that I will be able to cast my vote for her (again!) in November. But my political views have nothing to do with my perceptions about this book. I honestly was expecting this to be the traditional celebrity memoir ...
  • Leanna Pohevitz
    May 14, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. I believe Stacey Abrams is exactly the type of leadership out country needs to continue to move forward. I appreciate that she speaks to women and minorities about how they are welcome in all leadership roles they just also have to believe and admit that the...
  • Niecie
    Feb 03, 2019
    This was a good book. I think I wish we were at a place where Black (or minority) tax wasn?t one of our biggest tactics to get ahead, and she seemed to push for that throughout the book. I know it works to some extent ? it?s definitely done a lot for me ? but I?m just tired o...
  • Jean
    Feb 03, 2019
    This book is primarily a statement of policy and philosophy and less of a memoir. I was impressed how highly educated Stacey Abrams is. She went to Spelman College and obtained a law degree from Yale University. She was a Harry S. Truman Scholar studying public policy at the University...
  • Zia Okocha
    Dec 08, 2018
    So many good tips and tricks to hack the system as someone not currently represented by its leadership. ...
  • Miriam
    Feb 17, 2019
    After listening to Stacey in person a few weeks before she delivered the official democratic response to the Feb 2019 State of the Union Address I knew I would read and enjoy her book. Both her speeches were great and so was her book. Stacey was the Minority Leader for Georgia before...
  • Julie Verive
    Jan 29, 2019
    I hope Ms Abrams runs for something again - she is smart, driven and inspiring. ...
  • Donna Hines
    Apr 11, 2019
    Insightful! Relevant! Persistent! What more can one say other than focus! Focus on what you want and find a way to get it done. Rid self of excuses and dig deep from within as the circumstances don't matter the drive to succeed is what you'll need to get there. It was full of useful...
  • Kendall Grey
    Oct 22, 2018
    Stop. Drop whatever you?re reading. Roll on over to Audible and pick up MINORITY LEADER by Stacey Abrams. It is the bomb! Even if you?re not a minority woman, you can learn important lessons and strategies for dealing with life from this book. Ms. Abrams is currently running for...
  • Courtney Clark
    Feb 21, 2019
    Really insightful and inspiring. The balance between memoir and self improvement advice is very well done. Ms. Abrams is direct and focused, as well as, funny and vulnerable. This is a book I'll revisit and I highly recommend. ...
  • G
    Sep 16, 2018
    A thoughtful book Since I am living the reality of .the book, I didnt find many new insights,.but I do appreciate the organized and thoughtful look at the topic. The book has inspired me to keep up the good fight, give to Ms. Abrams campaign, and to read her romance novels. ...