Leading Well: A Black Woman’s Guide to Wholistic, Barrier-Breaking Leadership

Black women in leadership positions often experience resistance, both from external forces and from within. If you are a leader in your profession, community, or church, you may have been made to feel like an outsider–someone who must prove herself again and again to be worthy of following. Maybe you’re tired, resentful, or beaten-down by the sense that you’ll just never be good enough for some people.

Take heart and take a seat at the table with Jeanne Porter King. Drawing from the biblical account of the Samaritan woman at the well, King shows how this outsider and outcast has been reduced to a stereotype by the same racist and sexist forces that attempt to reduce you to a stereotype and hinder your God-given call to leadership. She then shows how God uniquely positioned and equipped her to lead her people to the truth despite attempts to keep her silent and small.

If you long to lead from a strong spiritual core rather than a set of expectations you had no part in setting, this book offers you the inspiration, encouragement, and practical tools to make leading well a reality in your life.

Influence Starts with “I”: A Woman’s Guide to Unleashing the Power of Leading From Within, and Effective Change Around You.

Influence is power.

What does a woman need to lead well in today’s competitive work environment? If you think it’s a coercive, “power over” style of leadership, think again. Influence Starts with “I”: A Woman’s Guide for Unleashing the Power of Leading from Within and Effecting Change Around You outlines how to be a more effective leader by tapping into the authentic “I” within you to cultivate “power with” others and effect change around you.

Influence skills are important ingredients to effective leadership in today’s complex organizations and institutions. In her latest title, author and leadership coach Jeanne Porter King provides a guide for developing the personal side of leadership. This guide helps you to:

  • Identify your leadership purpose
  • Develop an influence mindset
  • Use your power strategically
  • Negotiate gender barriers
  • Build your support system, and more

Reflective exercises and questions allow you to readily apply what you’ve learned and build your plan for growth. Every existing and emerging woman leader needs to carve out space and time to do the inner work on their leadership. Whether you work in a corporate setting or a nonprofit organization, you have what it takes to lead from within and influence positive change around you.

That’s What She Said! 366 Leadership Quotes By Women

This book is truly for anyone who leads. Taking quotes from speeches, books, interviews, articles, conversations, and notes, leadership development expert Dr. Jeanne Porter King has compiled a volume that seasoned leaders and aspiring leaders alike can find empowering as they strive to lead effectively and help others grow. This book highlights the wisdom of corporate CEOs, first ladies, prime ministers, civic leaders, business owners, ministry leaders, authors, poets, actresses, singers, activists, screenwriters, and some fictional characters that lead. There’s a quote for every day of the year, including a leap year. And the quotes are arranged in categories such as courageous leadership, authentic leadership, and power-full leadership, to name a few. Not your typical quote book, “That’s What She Said” also features a bio for every woman quoted and cites each quote’s sources. If you are a leader looking for a daily dose of inspiration on how to lead well, That’s What She Said will motivate you.

Pursue Your Dream

What’s the difference between a dreamer and a dream fulfiller?  The answer lies in listening to your soul and getting started on the dreams that are buried deep within. Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or are trying to make sense of a new one, Pursue Your Dream provides inspiration and insight that you can start using today to envision, take action, and bring your dream to fruition.

Leading Ladies: Transformative Biblical Images for Women’s Leadership

Drawing on stories of biblical women, Leading Ladies presents four models of “transformational leadership” that recognize the leadership styles of women in all walks of life: Intercessor, Midwife, Choreographer, and Weaver. This journal also Includes reflective questions for journaling or group discussion.

Leading Lessons: Insights on Leadership from Women of the Bible

A sequel to Leading Ladies, which explored how the Bible supports women in leadership, this volume delves deeper, providing insights into growing into “leadership,” leading through adversity, challenging the status quo, and seeing leadership potential in unexpected people.

Building a Church Full of Leaders

Imagine what ministry in your church would look like if every member was serving in some way. Now imagine how effective your ministry would be if everyone served with a leader’s mindset. This book will help pastors and ministry leaders transition from using traditional methods of moving people from the pews to service to developing strategic and transformative systems for organizing ministry, recruitment, training, and ongoing development. This book also helps church members see themselves not just as volunteers but as servants and co-laborers of ministry.