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

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440650253
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/26/2003
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 668,375
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

In the Company of Women Introduction

Part I: Conflict: Why Women Behave the Way They Do
One: The Golden Triangle: Relationships, Power, and Self-Esteem
Two: The Power Dead-Even Rule
Three: From the XX Files: The Origins of Woman-to-Woman Conflict
Four: Lessons from Childhood
Five: The Bitch Factor: Indirect Aggression

Part II: Colleagues: Finding Powerful Allies and Friends Among Women in the Workplace
Six: The Goal Is the Relationship
Seven: Loosening Power Dead-Even Double Binds
Eight: How to Have Healthy Conflict with Another Woman
Nine: Handling Conflict with Style
Ten: How to Be an Effective Female Leader
Eleven: Building a Dream Team

A Final Word

Appendix A: Books on Self-Esteem
Appendix B: Conflict Styles Questionnaire Answer Key

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    Highly recommended for anyone who needs a little help working with women...

    This book has all the personality types and how each one handles conflict and other types of situations. If you have ever wondered how to interact better with other women then this book is a must read!

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    Posted March 1, 2011

    Book is DRM protected.

    You cannot read this with Nook for Mac OS X or Calibre. Can read with NookStudy app.

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