Featured Interview With Angelica Larios
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am 50 years old women, mother, married, entrepreneur, writer, researcher, volunteer, author of several articles and books. I have developed a career under consulting area, I have managed SW implementation projects since my bachelor is on IT. Likewise, I have an MBA, I am certified on Project Management (PMP) and I have a doctor degree on Strategic Leadership from Regent University. I am Mexican, live in Mexico where I have been raised, I have a son, and a lovely pet, which I like to call my son as well.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I love to write since I have memory, I was in elementary school and was in charge of speeches at the end of the year and so on. During my professional studies, since I was very dedicated to studies, I had the privilege to prepare some speeches in front of important people. In recent years I volunteer for the local PMI chapter as editor and my articles were well received, I was upgraded to VP of Communications and later a President of the chapter. In the last years I was contributing to projectmanagent.com and pmworldjournal sharing part of my knowledge and expertise and then I realize I can continue publishing on my own. My main focus is on business, leadership, projectmangement, and mainly I am woman promoter. However, I am preparing my first novel for next year.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Well I have been involved in reading a lot of novels lately but most of them in Spanish. So my favorite author is Gabriel García Márquez, I believe everybody knows him but in case you dont, he won the Nobel Literature Prize, colombian by birth but mexican by hearth. He has a wonderful narrative and his imagination was out of this world. Then is Dan Brown also well known by many because of his success in his novels.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Transformational leadership is a process that changes and transforms people. Female leadership is naturally a transformational one. Women leaders are capable of outstanding achievement. Transformational women’s leadership can have a place in institutions or programs to help them develop their skills. Female leaders inherit transformational leadership because women care about others and put their heart and effort into transforming others and arriving at a safe port.
The manuscript reviews the status of employment, entrepreneurship, and leadership for females in the USA and Latin America, the challenges, issues, achievements, and the needed path to overcome these challenges for having more women in leadership positions. One of the topics relevant to developing transformational female leadership is the importance of believing in oneself.
The Pygmalion Effect is reviewed concerning transformational leadership, understanding that there are two main types of Pygmalion effect. The first is the Pygmalion effect when you have expectations about someone and treat them according to those expectations. How you treat people causes them to act according to your expectations. The second type of self-fulfilling prophecy is where people change their behavior to match that prophecy. Both cases are explained and related to transformational leadership to help improve female leadership.
In the end, it is presented in practical terms, the testimony of 15 female Pygmalion and transformational leaders. Those leaders were selected because they have something in their stories that transcend their original environment and expectations and become extraordinary women and leaders. Still, more than that, they are essential to our book because they have transformed others through their leadership and are excellent Pygmalion examples to follow. Because despite many adversary situations, they kept dreaming and believing they could. And because, after all, despite their greatness, they are still helping others to think they also can, making these examples very special.
This book has written examples of people as real as us, common origins, a common ground where we can find inspiration and role models to look for us as in a mirror and imagine possibilities to deploy our internal leadership. The intention is to see these role models as aspirational and doable examples. That can help more women reading these lines to believe in themselves, aspire more, work harder, transform others, and in general do as many steps as possible described in this book and hopefully be enlisted in the second edition of this book or your books of leadership.
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