Based on extensive research, Breaking into the Boys’ Club offers compelling stories, quizzes, and tips to help diagnose issues and discover powerful, step-by-step solutions to irksome office challenges. Written by leadership coaches who have “been there and seen that,” this book contains straight talk about the mistakes women make and how to fix them in order to achieve more personal and professional satisfaction and success. New to this edition are sections on dealing with workplace conflict, the importance of sponsors, and how women should think about and plan for their post-career futures.
|Publisher:||Taylor Trade Publishing|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jane K. Stimmler is CEO of The Marketing Edge, a marketing consulting and communications firm.
Peter J. Dean is founder and president of Leaders by Design, a division of The Leader’s Edge, and the author of nine books.
Table of Contents
Preface: Confidential to Women xi
Introduction: What's Holding Women Back? 1
1 Deliver the Right Message: Communicate Clearly and Get Your Ideas Heard 15
2 Make the Connection: Network Strategically to Advance Your Career 42
3 Sell Your Strengths: Distinguish Yourself through Self-Promotion 72
4 Learn the Rules, Play the Game: Navigate the Politics of Your Corporate Culture 91
5 Make the Most of a Mentor: Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships 109
6 Maintain Your Balance: Take Control of Your Work and Life 129
7 Present Yourself with impact and Presence: Influence Others with an Enhanced Appearance and Manner 147
8 Keep Your Career on Track: Set Goals and Manage Your Success 168
9 Special for Women of African Descent: Leveling the Playing Field 192
Afterword: The Future: A Third Face of Leadership 209
Appendix: A Man's Perspective: Men Must Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 213
Further Reading 217
About the Authors 225