Breaking Into the Boys' Club: 8 Ways for Women to Get Ahead in Business

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
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Breaking into the Boys' Club is the ultimate guide to success for women in business. No matter what stage in your career or what job position you hold, this book offers you practical, relatable ways to evaluate your work style and workplace culture in order to better understand behavior that may be holding you back from advancing in your field. Based on extensive research, Breaking into the Boys' Club offers compelling stories, quizzes, and tips to help diagnose issues and discover powerful, step-by-step solutions to irksome office challenges. Written by leadership coaches who have "been there and seen that," this book contains straight talk about the mistakes women make and how to fix them in order to achieve more personal and professional satisfaction and success. And what about African-American women? These women encounter the same issues and challenges as do other corporate women- and more. The book covers the special challenges faced by these women, their relationships with business colleagues, and how they can become more comfortable within their corporate cultures.
 

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User Review  - Jillian_Kay - LibraryThing

I always have an issue with books that tell me that the key to my success is learning to act like a man. That said, this book wasn't that, but the advice wasn't earth shattering. I did like the activities and worksheets. Read full review

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User Review  - sstaheli - LibraryThing

This book is brilliant. Seriously. Between the straight advice, quizzes, helpful hints, and so forth, this not only offers great advice, but makes it actionable for the reader in meaningful and ... Read full review

Contents

Whats Holding Women Back?
1
Deliver the Right Message Communicate Clearly and Get Your Ideas Heard
15
Make the Connection Network Strategically to Advance Your Career
38
Sell Your Strengths Distinguish Yourself through SelfPromotion
68
Learn the Rules Play the Game Navigate the Politics of Your Corporate Culture
87
Make the Most of a Mentor Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships
105
Maintain Your Balance Take Control of Your Work and Life
125
Present Yourself with Impact and Presence Influence Others with an Enhanced Appearance and Manner ...
143
Keep Your Career on Track Set Goals and Manage Your Success
164
Special for Women of African Descent Leveling the Playing Field
185
The Future A Third Face of Leadership
201
A Mans Perspective Men Must Be Part of the Solution Not the Problem
205
Further Reading
209
References
215
About the Authors
217
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Molly D. Shepard is founder and president of The Leader's Edge, an organization that promotes the advancement of high-level executive women. Jane K. Stimmler is CEO of The Marketing Edge, a marketing consulting and communications firm.Peter J. Dean is founder and president of Leaders by Design, a division of The Leader's Edge, and the author of nine books.

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