The Discreet Guide for Executive Women: How to Work Well with Men (and Other Difficulties)

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Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.
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Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.
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Veteran corporate executive Crittenden offers advice to other women executives at all stages of their careers, discussing everything from education and job interviews to how to acquit themselves gracefully in powerful positions. The crux of her argument is that women remain underrepresented at the highest levels in the workplace and must continue to combat discrimination by being prepared for a variety of gender-specific challenges and by finding ways to work well with men. Some of the language is a touch forced (the second chapter is titled "Your Sistas and You"), but for the most part Crittenden's advice on wide-ranging topics, including networking, gaining promotions, listening, public speaking, avoiding sexual harassment, and many others, is frank and practical. The book has no index and could have used a more cohesive conclusion, but it is a solid read. It was the recipient of a 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Award. VERDICT Although it trades a bit heavily in gender stereotypes, both male and female, Crittenden's book is a practical guide that has much to offer any woman seeking to bolster her career.—Sarah Statz Cords, The Reader's Advisor Online, Middleton, WI
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  • ISBN-13: 9780984736003
  • Publisher: Whistling Rabbit Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,017,990
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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