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

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What happens when a confessed "Young Alpha Male" decides to break the code of silence; give serious, ambitious women the scoop on how men view women in business; and explain everything women need to know about dealing with men professionally? Everybody wins!

In What Men Don't Tell Women about Business, dynamic young CEO and consultant Christopher Flett invites you into the cigar club for a frank and revealing conversation about what it takes for a woman to reach the top in the ...

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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

What happens when a confessed "Young Alpha Male" decides to break the code of silence; give serious, ambitious women the scoop on how men view women in business; and explain everything women need to know about dealing with men professionally? Everybody wins!

In What Men Don't Tell Women about Business, dynamic young CEO and consultant Christopher Flett invites you into the cigar club for a frank and revealing conversation about what it takes for a woman to reach the top in the business world. His comments may surprise, shock, even offend you—but they will also prepare you for success in an environment still dominated by men.

You'll learn what drives men to succeed, what women do naturally that undermines their careers, why banding together with other women is a losing strategy, and how to show (or hide) emotion at work. You'll also find out how to gain and maintain the trust of male colleagues, overcome poor treatment or offensive comments, and make sure you get credit for your work without embarrassing or alienating the man (probably your boss) who's trying to take it all for himself.

Most importantly, you'll discover the one thing you can do, which all Alpha Males understand and many women don't, that will guarantee you the senior management position, partnership, or substantial pay raise that always seems to pass you by.

Among Flett's more provocative pronouncements are: men put the glass ceiling in place, but women keep it there; Alpha Males do fear women in business, but not strong women; women shouldn't petition for equality, they should assume control; women have a tendency to give up their power in the workplace; bruising a man's ego, even slightly, could ruin your career; and finally, though business isn't personal, your personal reputation means everything.

Perhaps the most surprising of Flett's revelations is that the modern business paradigm is far more amenable to female leadership than male. Women tend to be process-oriented consensus builders, while Alpha Males focus on immediate goals, performance, and distinguishing themselves from the crowd. Too many women, however, sabotage their careers by not knowing how to deal with dominant men professionally.

If you feel that your ideas are being ignored, your hard work is not appreciated, and less talented and dedicated people are being promoted ahead of you, read What Men Don't Tell Women about Business and discover the missing link between your current career and stunning success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118039267
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 892,140
  • File size: 966 KB

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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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