Black women in today's workforce face unique challenges as they seek to advance their careers. Performing as well as their colleagues is not enough to win leadership positions; they also need a special brand of strength and confidence to rise above the double burden of racism and sexism and tap into their true leadership potential.

THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUCCESS: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (A Ballantine Books Hardcover; March 2, 2010) is an engaging and invaluable resource guide for black women at any stage of their professional lives. As "mentors in your pocket," three dynamic and successful black women executives-Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda Joy McLean-share their strategies for playing the power game in a positive and productive way.

Rich with wisdom that gets right to the point, THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUCCESS shows women how to utilize their leadership ability and maximize their potential. It focuses on the building blocks of true leadership-self-confidence, effective communication, collaboration, and courage-while dealing specifically with stereotypes and the perils of self-victimization.

With THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SUCCESS, you will learn how to:

* Consider yourself a VIP-cultivate high self-esteem and self-leadership to maximize your potential * Stay Positive-use your well-honed tools of affirmation to change the way you think and to develop a leader's mental attitude * Control and learn from your emotions-don't let them get in the way of what you want * Communicate like a leader-develop critical superb verbal and written communication skills * Use your duality to build strength-turn the lessons learned from the double burden of racism and sexism to your advantage * Make your best impression-find out how others see you, and use that knowledge to craft your professional image and reputation * Know your value-don't confuse net worth with self-worth * Use the "N" word: Networking-and be sure to network outside your comfort zone * Modify your personal beliefs-adapt your spiritual values to business ethics without selling your soul * Reach back and bring others along-when given the chance, offer a helping hand

The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women
Release Date March 2, 2010

To request a review copy or arrange an interview, please contact:

Lisa Barnes
Random House Publishing Group

Alison Masciovecchio
Random House Publishing Group


The Official Web Site of Rhonda Joy McLean, Esq.