ABOUT THE BOOK

‘Step Up’ is a verb and also a call-to-action, so more can women say, ‘I can and I will’.

‘Step Up’ is a book on women leadership.

The internal psychological landscape for women is quite different from men. There hasn’t been a book from an Indian perspective that blends psychology and leadership learning with tools for accelerating women’s success in the workplace. The book explores practices and stepping up tools that women must commit to in order to lead powerful and live mindful.

The book has relevance for women leaders, emerging women leaders and entrepreneurs interested in designing their success at work.

THE BOOK:

  • Re-introduces the need to be reflective in order to be an effective leader
  • Highlights practical and practices-oriented learning
  • Reveals limiting psychological patterns leads to developing confidence and self-trust

STEP UP IS A BESTSELLER

Ranked 1st Bestseller in Business Self Help category
Ranked 1st Bestseller in Hot New Releases in Education category
Ranked 1st Bestseller in Movers and Shakers category
Ranked 1st Bestseller in Hot New Releases in Business Self Help category
Ranked 2nd Bestseller Education category
Ranked 3rd in Business, Strategy & Management category
Ranked 56th Bestseller in overall category

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

Dr Jean DCunha

Step Up draws its ‘pulsating with life, change-maker, easy to identify with’ trademark from the lived realities of its author- a practising psychotherapist, and her coachees, brought alive through personal narratives, soul searching tools. The book grasps you, a must-read for anyone seeking to make a difference, anywhere, at any scale.

Dr Jean DCunha

Senior Advisor and International Expert on Gender

R. Gopalakrishnan

Women need recognition in a man’s world where they have been historically second fiddle. Organizations and men should change. But Sailaja argues that women too should reflect and deploy their inner strengths. She is so right and accurate.

R. Gopalakrishnan

Author & Corporate Advisor

Neha Bagaria

Corporate India lacks women in leadership roles. Women are falling behind at every level, especially just outside the glided doors of the C-suite. Step Up allows women to challenge the unique barriers to their advancement and explores their leadership potential through a distinctive inside-out approach.

Neha Bagaria

Founder & CEO – Jobs For Her

Dr. Annurag Batra

Sailaja through anecdotes and personal examples takes you on a journey and you feel that after reading the book that it’s possible to be the best version of yourself and be an authentic leader. Step Up stands out as a book by a women leader for women leaders. Must read for all aspiring women leaders. I am sure that Sailaja’s book will inspire many women to discover new facets about themselves that they hadn’t thought of or dreamt of. Step Up is an accelerator for women.

Dr. Annurag Batra

Founder, exchange4media group & Chairman, BW Businessworld Group

Hema Ravichandar

Through her book, Sai takes us women on a journey that challenges the unconscious, the beliefs and the not-so-obvious in life and at the workplace. With self-reflective tools aplenty, she compels the leaders to introspect, reflect and truly transform into who we can be. This book is a must-have gem for future women leaders.

Hema Ravichandar

Strategic HR Advisor and Former Global Head HR, Infosys Technologies Limited

Jayaram Easwaran

Walk into bookshop and you will come across numerous titles in the self – help sections. And when I scan the titles I get a feeling that these books assume that there are many out there lacking self-confidence and motivation and hence offer prescription on how to overcome such personal inadequacies . I would strongly recommend that this be read by all aspiring to realise their true leadership potential and as a consequence also find a deep tranquillity within themselves. Step Up by Sailaja Manacha is promoted as a book relevant for women! I beg to differ. I think it applies equally to men! Sailaja, a psychologist, a psychotherapist and a leadership coach, does not start with the premise of the glass being half empty. In fact, she sees every glass as half full and from this standpoint examines how each of us can unlock our potential.

Jayaram Easwaran

Author, Inside The C-Suite

Kiran Karnik

Step Up is a book about new future and new possibilities and how we can be a designer of both. Indian women are confronted with myriad societal obstacles, but there are also internal problems. Through her unique inside out approach, Sailaja’s book invites women to challenge these inner psychological barriers, develop their full potentials and claim their power as leaders.

Kiran Karnik

Author & Former President, NASSCOM