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Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power [NOOK Book]

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How women can make it to the top by dismissing conventional wisdom and adopting the new rules of leadership

The latest research confirms that women hold just 11% of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations today?which shockingly hasn?t changed in over 30 years. The bottom line, however, is that business is simply better with more women in it. Thankfully there?s now a real solution to this age-old problem: Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty ...

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Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power

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Overview

How women can make it to the top by dismissing conventional wisdom and adopting the new rules of leadership

The latest research confirms that women hold just 11% of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations today?which shockingly hasn?t changed in over 30 years. The bottom line, however, is that business is simply better with more women in it. Thankfully there?s now a real solution to this age-old problem: Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or ?rules?) most women follow that get in the way of?their path to leadership and power ? then delivers the correlating?new rules that promise to clear that path. For example, the old rule of ?Focus on Others? must be replaced by ?Take Center Stage,? ? ?Hard Work Will Get You There? must yield to ?Be Politically Savvy.? ?Play It Safe? must give way to ?Play to Win.? ?Ask Permission? must be replaced by ?Proceed Until Apprehended.?? And ?Be Modest? must be superseded by ?Project Personal Power.?? This breakthrough book:

????????? Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executives in Fortune 1000 companies,?as well as the?authors? new research and ongoing work with over 5,000 professional women

????????? Showcases previously-untold stories from high profile women?including Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc.), Susan Ivey (CEO, Reynolds American), Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology and Operations for Bank of America), ? Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions), and more

????????? Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at the highest levels

This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transform their assumptions and join the senior ranks of American business. Foreword by Sharon Allen (Chairman, Deloitte).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118103838
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 406,530
  • File size: 919 KB

Meet the Author

Jill Flynn, M.Ed., is managing partner of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership (FHHL), a consulting firm dedicated to developing women leaders. Previously she was SVP at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo).

Kathryn Heath, Ph.D., is managing partner of FHHL. Previously she was SVP and director of First University at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo).

Mary Davis Holt, M.B.A., is managing partner of FHHL. Previously she was SVP and COO of Time Life, Inc.

FHHL's clients include Deloitte, Avery Dennison, National Geographic, the U.S. State Department, and TIAA-CREF.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
by Sharon Allen, Chairman of the Board, Deloitte, LLP

1 OurVision 1

2 Break Your Own Rules 11

3 Take Center Stage 19

4 Proceed Until Apprehended 41

5 Project Personal Power 57

6 Be Politically Savvy 79

7 Play to Win 103

8 It's Both-And 125

9 Stand Together and Close Ranks 147

Notes 157

Reading List for Women Leaders 165

Acknowledgments 167

About the Authors 169

Index 173

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Amazing! !!

    This book was amazing. It literally change my life and give me the tools I needed to be successful. I can say I no longer feel guilty for I do something for my career growth!

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