It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success
Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers
Statistically, more than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and yet we represent barely five percent of the top earners among executives. Usually, we blame it on men-those “old boy” networks that don't typically welcome women into “the club.” But, according to leadership coach Rebecca Shambaugh, the real obstacle to women's advancement is not a “glass ceiling.” It's the self-imposed career blocks that prevent us from moving up.
These are the 7 “sticky floors”:
1. Balancing Your Work and Life
2. Embracing “Good Enough” in Your Work
3. Making the Break
4. Making Your Words Count
5. Forming Your Own Board of Directors
6. Capitalizing on Your Political Savvy
7. Asking for What You Want
Admit it: You've probably been “stuck” in at least one or more of these situations. Maybe you're a perfectionist who has trouble letting go of a task. Maybe you're so loyal to your company that you haven't explored other career options. Maybe you're afraid of speaking up in meetings. Or maybe you're so accommodating to others' needs that you never take care of your own.
This book will show you how to get unstuck from these common traps. You'll discover how other successful women have managed to break out of middle management jobs to grab the top leadership positions. You'll hear hard-won advice from working mothers who also happen to be CEOs, including proven tricks of the trade when it comes to juggling career and family. You'll learn how to conquer your insecurities, transform your thinking, tailor your behavior, and demand the kind of professional recognition you deserve. There's even a section of fill-in charts and checklists at the end of the book to help you stay on track, in control, and on the rise.
Once you've freed yourself from life's sticky floors, there's nowhere to go but up.
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Review: It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself from the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career SuccessUser Review - Kyrsten Gammon - Goodreads
If this had been the first women leadership book I'd read, I'd probably like it more. However, I am quite smitten with Sheryl Sandberg and her book, Lean In, which I identified with far more than ... Read full review
Review: It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself from the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career SuccessUser Review - Alison - Goodreads
Perhaps provides some useful insights to women sorely lacking in self-esteem, but the overall message is that women hit the glass ceiling due to their own faults. Anyone who has spent time in the corporate world knows this is a ridiculous and harmful premise. Read full review
Chapter 2 Taking Action for Knowing and Being Yourself
Chapter 3 Balancing Your Work and Life
Chapter 4 Embracing Good Enough
Chapter 5 Making the Break
Chapter 6 Forming Your Own Board of Directors
Chapter 7 Capitalizing on Your Political Savvy
Chapter 8 Making Your Words Count
Chapter 9 Asking for What You Want
Chapter 10 Now Is the Time
Know Thyself and Your Sticky Floors
Chapter RemindersHow to Take Action