Learn How to Infuse Leadership into Your Passion for Scientific Research
Leadership and Women in Statistics explores the role of statisticians as leaders, with particular attention to women statisticians as leaders. By paying special attention to women’s issues, this book provides a clear vision for the future of women as leaders in scientific and technical fields. It also shows how emerging and current leaders of both genders in many disciplines can expand their leadership potentials.
Featuring contributions from leadership experts and statisticians at various career stages, this unique and insightful text:
- Examines leadership within the roles of statistician and data scientist from international and diverse perspectives
- Supplies a greater understanding of leadership within teams, research consulting, and project management
- Encourages reflection on leadership behaviors, promoting both natural and organizational leadership
- Identifies existing opportunities to foster creative outputs and develop strong leadership voices
- Includes real-life stories about overcoming barriers to leadership
Leadership and Women in Statistics explains how to convert a passion for statistical science into visionary, ethical, and transformational leadership. Although the context focuses on statistics, the material applies to almost all fields of endeavor. This book is a valuable resource for those ready to consider leadership as an important element of their careers, and for those who are already leaders but want to deepen their perspectives on leadership. It makes an ideal text for group leadership training as well as for individual professional development.
About the Editors
Fundamentals of Leadership
Outlook on Statistics Leadership
Ronald L. Wasserstein
Persuasion, Presence, and Patience: Important Characteristics of Leadership for Women in Statistics
Laura J. Meyerson
Domains of Leadership Behavior in Organizations
Sim B. Sitkin
Four Leadership Principles for Statisticians: A Note on Elizabeth L. Scott
Amanda L. Golbeck
Fresh Opportunities and New Challenges for the Statistics Discipline
Robust Leadership in Statistics
Jon R. Kettenring
Leading Significant Change in Official Statistics: A Woman’s Place Is In the Counting House!
Cynthia Z.F. Clark
What Makes a Leader?
To Be or Not To Be Bold: Effective Leadership in Various Individual, Cultural, and Organizational Contexts
Kelly H. Zou
Statistical Challenges in Leading Large-Scale Collaborations: Does Gender Play a Role?
Bhramar Mukherjee and Yun Li
Leadership in Statistical Consulting
Duane L. Steffey
Women Leaders in Federal Statistics
Marilyn M. Seastrom
Competencies Needed for Statistics Leadership from an International Perspective
Motomi Mori and Rongwei Fu
Organizational and Business Acumen: Observed and Latent Attributes
Sally C. Morton
Leadership: An Untold Story
Sallie Keller and Jude Heimel
Leadership and the Legal System
Leadership Development Platforms
Professional Organization Membership
Lee-Ann Collins Hayek
Leadership Development in the Workplace
Gary R. Sullivan
Research Team Experience as a Platform for Leadership Development
William A. Sollecito and Lori A. Evarts
How Statisticians Can Develop Leadership by Contributing Their Statistical Skills in the Service of Others
Lessons from an Accidental Leader
Arlene S. Ash
Practical Suggestions for Developing as an Academic Leader
Charmaine B. Dean, Nancy Heckman, and Nancy Reid
The Many Facets of Leadership
Jacqueline M. Hughes-Oliver and Marcia L. Gumpertz
Leadership and Scholarship: Conflict or Synergy?
Roy E. Welsch
Institutional and Network Strategies
The Value of Professional Champions and Mentors in an Academic Environment
Katherine Bennett Ensor
Mentoring: It Takes a Village. Personal Story
Sastry G. Pantula
‘If You Would Consider a Woman …’
Daniel L. Solomon
Fostering the Advancement of Women in Academic Statistics
Judith D. Singer
"... an important and timely contribution to the statistical profession, and will be of interest to male and female statisticians alike, at any point in their careers, whether they work in academia, government, industry or private consulting. This volume should not only be of interest to those who aspire to leadership positions, but also to everyone working in the field of statistics, because a central tenet of the book is that leadership is a core component of our jobs as statisticians. ... Leadership and Women in Statistics is packed with personal accounts of the leadership experiences and thoughts on leadership of many luminaries in statistics. It features the contributions and leadership of many women statisticians. It provides a wealth of information about what constitutes leadership in its many forms and in a variety of employment sectors. It is a dense read but well worth the time. Leadership and Women in Statistics will be a wonderful addition to anyone’s personal library or the library of one’s institution. The editors of and contributors to Leadership and Women in Statistics have made a significant contribution to the profession that will help practicing statisticians find their own paths or assist others in finding their paths to leadership."
—Ellen Snyder, PhD, Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences, Merck & Co., Inc., North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA, from Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
" . . . this book contains a wealth of information for statisticians considering leadership roles and addresses challenges for women leaders in particular. All contributors are to be complimented on their thoughtful and careful writing about their respective topics. The book is a must read for statisticians in the early stages of their careers, for statisticians looking for leadership advice, for scientists trying to get a better understanding of organizational challenges, and especially for those already serving in leadership positions since leadership is a process requiring continuing education and development."
—Marianne Huebner, International Society for Clinical Biostatistics
"There are numerous books in the market about leadership, but few, if any, targeted at the statistics profession. What makes statisticians different? …this book brings to the forefront issues specific to women in statistics, in particular women statisticians as leaders. To the best of my knowledge, this is the most that has been written about statistical leadership in one place, and remarkably, it also highlights women in statistics. The book comes from a number of senior leaders …with diverse backgrounds in government, academia, industry, and consulting. It is worth noting that there are a number of men among the authors; men should also include themselves among the readership. It is clear throughout that the authors are not speaking specifically to women, and that the book was written with a wide audience in mind. Anyone with interest in advancing their statistical career and increasing the impact of their work would be well served by reading this book. It would also be a great addition to departmental and professional libraries and useful as a supplement to professional development courses."
—The American Statistician
" . . . the editors did a great job choosing and recruiting successful individuals with high visibility in the field of statistics. . . This reader especially enjoyed the chapters in which authors wove their personal stories with sage advice for leadership and for living in general."
—Dalene Stangl, Duke University
"The book explains how to convert a passion for statistical science into visionary, ethical, and transformational leadership. Although the context focuses on statistics, the material applies to almost all fields of endeavor. This book is a valuable resource for those ready to consider leadership as an important element of their careers, and for those who are already leaders but want to deepen their perspectives on leadership. It makes an ideal text for group leadership training as well as for individual professional development."