Leading to Choices is a leadership manual based on a conceptualization of leadership as horizontal, inclusive, and participatory. In this model, leadership is viewed as a process that leads to greater choices for all by fostering communication among individuals who learn from each other, create a shared vision, and reach a common goal forged by consensus. The handbook responds to the need for leaders who aspire to create egalitarian, democratic, and pluralistic societies based on collaborative decision-making, coalition-building, and gender equality. Leading to Choices is designed to be adapted and customized to suit the diverse cultural, political, and socio-economic needs of women and men around the world. Meant for use in interactive workshops, the handbook includes "Guidelines for Facilitating" that enable the user to create a stimulating environment that promotes mutual respect, dialogue, and collaboration.
The Uzbek edition of the manual is being used in Uzbekistan and other countries, where the leadership training workshops have given Uzbek women a new sense of responsibility for their future and a desire to make decisions for themselves. The workshops have spurred discussions among media representatives on ways to challenge the stereotypical portrayals of women in the media, and have resulted in the creation of several NGOs.