From Cinderella to CEO: How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2006 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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PRAISE FOR From CINDERELLA to CEO

"The storybook Cinderella sits and waits for her prince charming to come. From Cinderella to CEO is a rewrite for modern day Cinderellas. This book tells women to climb on their own horse and ride to their destiny. It's full of great road maps on everything from how to survive a wicked boss to how to surround yourself with swans!"
--Pat Schroeder, former Congresswoman, President & CEO of the Association of American Publishers

"Cary Broussard has produced a great compass for women who are navigating their journey through work life. This is a primer that turns fairy tales into actionable road signs that will transform starry-eyed neophytes into seasoned professionals. This book is much more than a 'yellow brick road' map. It is an atlas that not only helps the reader plot her successful course; but, it also underscores ways for managing a successful career, as well as identifies road markers and landmines that could derail a career. It is a must read."
--Esther Silver-Parker, Vice President of Diversity Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"If you have aspirations to be successful and happy in your career, then From Cinderella to CEO is the book for you! Cary Broussard has decoded folklore and articulated a play-by-play game plan to help women win in the ballgame of business. And best of all, this fairy godmentor wisely refers to cutting edge twenty-first century thinking by interpreting business as pleasure!"
--Linda K. Bolliger, Founder & CEO, Boardroom Bound?

"From Cinderella to CEO offers something for everyone. No matter which rung of the corporate ladder you are perched upon you will appreciate Cary J. Broussard's fresh perspective on women in the workplace. Whether you are just starting out, mentoring a new hire, or thinking about starting your own business you'll look at things differently after reading this book. Broussard understands that while work styles may vary by gender, these differences complement each other and savvy employers and employees will prosper when both styles are encouraged to flourish."
--Marti Barletta, author of Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the World's Largest Market Segment
 

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Broussard, an executive at a "traditional Southern-based" travel hospitality corporation, uses 10 fairy tales, their handsome princes and huntsmen removed, to illustrate ways women can find greater ... Read full review

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Contents

Cinderella Picture Yourself at the Palace and Find a Fairy Godmentor
1
Snow White Whistle While You Work and Win Loyal Allies
23
Little Red Riding Hood Stay on the Right Path and You Can Fend Off the Wolf Yourself
45
Hansel and Gretel Find Your Way through the Forest to a New Job
65
The Ugly Duckling Paddle Your Way into a Group that Recognizes Your Strengths
87
Thumbelina Think Big Show Initiative and Do Well by Doing Good
107
Sleeping Beauty Be Inclusive and Wake Up to Your Full Potential
127
The Red Shoes Keep Your Work Life from Spinning out of Control
147
Rapunzel Share Your Ideas and Passion and Make Your Voice Heard
169
Beauty and the Beast Stand by Your Decisions Take Risks and Recognize Opportunity Like a CEO
191
Organizations and Resources
213
Index
217
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CARY J. BROUSSARD is nationally known for her work in bringing women's groups together and uniting them to share a common focus. She is one of the top advocates for women in diversity and business, and is well known for creating Wyndham's WOMEN ON THEIR WAY® program, credited with improving travel services for women everywhere. Broussard is a sought after speaker on the lecture circuit and has been seen on CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC. She has also been quoted extensively as an expert on women in business in major newspapers and magazines.

ANITA BELL is a freelance writer who has authored or coauthored nine books on career issues, fitness, nutrition, emotional health, parenting, and other topics.

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