Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Career Woman Must Know

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For years Kate White lived as a good girl - a rule follower, a people pleaser, a busy beaver - until she was passed over for the job of editor-in-chief of a magazine she had been running for months. She finally realized that being gutsy, not good, was the only way to succeed. And did she ever! Kate went on to create a bold new editorial position at one magazine, she accepted the top spot at another when she was seven months pregnant, and she became editor-in-chief at McCall's magazine as a working mother who ...
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Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Career Woman Must Know

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For years Kate White lived as a good girl - a rule follower, a people pleaser, a busy beaver - until she was passed over for the job of editor-in-chief of a magazine she had been running for months. She finally realized that being gutsy, not good, was the only way to succeed. And did she ever! Kate went on to create a bold new editorial position at one magazine, she accepted the top spot at another when she was seven months pregnant, and she became editor-in-chief at McCall's magazine as a working mother who intended to spend time with her kids. Today she is the editor-in-chief of Redbook, one of the hottest magazines in the country. Now Kate White tells you how she changed her style and self-image - and gives you specific, straight-from-the-shoulder advice about how to put your life in high gear and make your own career dreams come true. Based on how the real world works, her nine-step program shows you how to get ahead and get what you want. Beginning with a revealing self-test for you to determine how good, or gutsy, you are right now, White reveals the nine strategies every career woman must know, while she shares the inside stories of how other gutsy women - like Revlon's Andrea Robinson, television host Nancy Glass, renowned decorator Alexandra Stoddard, Easy Spirit shoe exec Claire Brinker, and former Reagan media advisor Merrie Spaeth - became stars in their fields.

In the bestselling tradition of Betty Harragan's Games Mother Never Taught You and Helen Gurley Brown's Having It All comes a primer for working women in the '90s--the nine rules it takes to get to the top, a place where one can work less and enjoy it more.

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The editor-in-chief of Redbook shares her strategies for professional success. (July)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780446518277
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 752,799
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2005

    A Suprising Eye-Opener

    I casually picked up this book at a home where I was babysitting. Since the baby had just gone down to sleep, I decided to at least read the first chapter and see what I thought. Well, through the next 3 days, I read it all! For a wholehearted 'good girl' like me, who oozes honesty and earnestness, this book taught me some simple 'tricks' for playing the game of life to win. While I doubt that I could ever embody all the traits that Ms. White sees as essential, I do intend to practice some of them from time to time and see how they work. My only complaints: it's a bit outdated by now, and I hated the constant men vs. women comparison (that might have been more relevant 10 years ago). Good read. Give it a try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    I'm a Gutsy Girl

    This is a breezy trot through the maze of business strategies for women. I avidly read every word Ms. White wrote. Sometimes I shook my head at the narrow and industry-specific ideas, I laughed aloud at her funny anecdotes and soaked up the mood of the book like a sponge. This is a great book for women who are beginning the career path or who need a refreshing refresher course. I recommend this book highly.

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