In the Company of Women: Indirect Aggression Among Women: Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop

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Penguin, May 26, 2003 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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In the Company of Women explains how indirect, or "relational," aggression can hurt women and hinder them from achieving success and harmony in their adult lives. Gender studies have shown that when a goal is in sight, men generally use direct action to attain it. Women, on the other hand, have been socialized to express aggressive actions through indirect means-using behavior such as shunning, stigmatizing, and

 

With startling insights into the meaning of our everyday behavior, this book offers straightforward techniques to change conflict among women into cooperation by resolving discords peaceably, building relationships, and making the most of women's unique leadership and communication skills.

 

 

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Contents

Title Page
RELATIONSHIPS POWER AND SELF
TWO THE POWER DEADEVEN RULE
THE ORIGINS OF WOMANTOWOMAN
FOUR LESSONS FROM CHILDHOOD
SIX THE GOAL IS THE RELATIONSHIP
SEVEN LOOSENING POWERDEADEVEN DOUBLE BINDS
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Pat Heim, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker and consultant.  Her Los Angeles firm, Heim & Associates, has been providing services in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and gender differences to hundreds of organizations, including AT&T, the Los Angeles Times, General Motors, the American Medical Association, and Price Waterhouse.  She has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado.
Susan Murphy, Ph.D., MBA, is the president of Energy Engineering, Inc. Heim and Murphy speak about workplace gender issues to more than 50,000 individuals each year.

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