What Men Don't Tell Women About Business: Opening Up the Heavily Guarded Alpha Male Playbook

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Discover the deep, dark secrets of the Alpha businessman

As a woman, you know you're every bit as effective and capable as a man is in the arena of business—but that doesn't mean there aren't things you need to know about men and business. In this invaluable guide for the modern businesswoman, former Alpha Male Christopher Flett reveals everything you need to know to understand, communicate, and compete with ...

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What Men Don't Tell Women About Business: Opening Up the Heavily Guarded Alpha Male Playbook

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Overview

Discover the deep, dark secrets of the Alpha businessman

As a woman, you know you're every bit as effective and capable as a man is in the arena of business—but that doesn't mean there aren't things you need to know about men and business. In this invaluable guide for the modern businesswoman, former Alpha Male Christopher Flett reveals everything you need to know to understand, communicate, and compete with men in business.

To some extent, business is still a man's world; here's how to play the game by their rules—and win:

  • Know what the average Alpha Male is thinking
  • Learn 10 things you need to know about men in business
  • Force men to take you seriously
  • Stop self-sabotage with male colleagues
  • Get all the credit you deserve
  • Be more confident and effective
  • Learn to take charge and lead
  • Never make excuses for failures
  • Keep secrets—it's vital
  • Never bring personal issues to the office
  • Gain credibility and trust with Alphas
  • Never look for affirmation openly
  • Effectively deal with condescending or disrespectful men
  • Understand why being "nice" gets you nowhere
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470145081
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 681,398
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher V. Flett is CEO and founder of the Flett Group of companies, including Think Tank Communications Ltd. He is recognized internationally as a leader in business motivation, turn around strategy, and business development. A reformed Alpha Male, he has built business systems in his company that allow him to work primarily with a female clientele on business strategy.

For more information, please visit www.ghostceo.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

PART I. The Male Point of View.

Chapter One. Who Are You?

Chapter Two. Types in Business.

Chapter 3. Getting Inside the Head of the Alpha Male.

Chapter 4. 10 Things Women Need to Know About Men in Business.

PART II. Female as a Saboteur.

Chapter 5. Bailing Water: Taking Things Personally.

Chapter 6. Singing Sirens: Wearing Masks.

Chapter 7. Dead Calm: Putting Ideas in Question Form.

Chapter 8. Stranded: Making Excuses.

Chapter 9. Walking the Plank: Declaring Open War.

Chapter 10. Lost at Sea: Bringing Personal Issues to Work.

Chapter 11. Waving and Drowning: Seeking External Affirmation.

Chapter 12. Who Deserves a Spot in the Lifeboat?: Expecting Fairness in Business.

Chapter 13. Abandon Ship: Accepting Poor Treatment.

Chapter 14. Doing All the Rowing: Trying to be "Liked" and "Selfless".

PART III. Common Questions That Women Ask.

Questions About Men: What Makes a Strong Sailor?

Getting Promoted: Taking Command of Your Own Ship.

Family Versus Career: With or Without a Crew.

Office Relationships: Sailing Off Course.

Emotional Management: Incoming Tide.

Political Correctness: Navigating Uncertain Waters.

Manhandling: Avoiding Shark Bites.

Hostile Takeovers & General Hostilities: Batttleships In Combat.

Gaining Respect: Earning Your Sailing Stripes.

Epilogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

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    This is a good attempt to shed some light on the way men in business think and behave, particularly regarding women in business. It was an easy read, and the alpha male terminology section describing ringers, pile-ons, finders/minders/grinders, etc. was interesting. The book contains some sound advice for professional women, although none of it is earth-shattering or particularly new. This could be a good book for a 'newbie' just entering the work world, or perhaps a lazy Sunday afternoon refresher for the more experienced professional.

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