Leadership Lessons From Send Yourself Roses

by Gloria Feldt on February 14th, 2009
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Our best selling book, Send Yourself Roses, contains lessons Kathleen Turner learned from her own life, and she shares them in hopes they will be of practical value to readers, especially other women. To name a few:

  • See your moment and seize it, Honey.
  • If you feel sexy, so you are.
  • Don’t repeat your successes.
  • The irony strikes when you’re hot.
  • And, of course, Send Yourself Roses.

When you say the book title, put the emphasis on “yourself”. Makes a different meaning, doesn’t it?

Actually, our first title was Take the Lead, Lady! (See speech description below–the name was too good to lose.) Our editor wanted something a little less–oh, maybe less strong or strident-sounding. We thought Send Yourself Roses sounded pathetic, like you couldn’t get anyone else to. But when you say “Send Yourself Roses”–emphasis on “Yourself”, it sounds empowered and that’s more like Kathleen.

So I created a speech called “Send Yourself Roses”too. I talk about what I learned from writing the book with Kathleen, including how the process led me through a profound transition in my life and work.

Gloria Feldt is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. Buy the book here. Engage Gloria for a Speech or Workshop. Tweet @GloriaFeldt and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ Gloria is the co-founder (with Amy Litzenberger) of Take the Lead, a new initiative to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Find them @takeleadwomen and on Facebook.

2 Responses to Leadership Lessons From Send Yourself Roses

  1. Maria Abigail Valente says:

    Hi,

    Only now i could read the book, a cousin sent it to me last month. I live in Lisbon, Portugal, and here i couldn´t find it. I cried and laughed with this book,loved it!!You are a wonderful writer, i would love to write to Kathleen, who i admire from almost 30 years now. Is there any adress or e-mail to write to her? Thank you and congratulations for your wonderful sense of how to put on paper her words.

    • Gloria Feldt says:

      So glad you enjoyed the book! I would be happy to pass this or any other comments on to Kathleen. I can’t give out her contact information as I’m sure you understand. But she does read and very much appreciate comments. I am trying to persuade her to get a blog and Facebook fan page so people can interact with her there, but she is resisting these 21st century modalities!

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