When a man strongly asserts his point of view and autonomy, he is hailed as a strong, competent leader. When a woman exhibits the same executive qualities, she is labeled a brusque, overbearing bitch. This is not really news anymore, is it? Yet these unfair perceptions are a key reason why only five percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs are women.
How can women leaders break through that brick wall of "bitch"? How can they manage gender expectations and still successfully climb the corporate ladder?
Breaking Through "Bitch" takes an innovative, sometimes controversial approach, using stories from executives at the highest corporate levels to show how women can hone their innate skills, rise to the top, and be effective, outstanding leaders. It addresses head-on why women cannot and should not "act like men."
Breaking Through "Bitch":
Breaking Through "Bitch" empowers women to be their best selves, overcome stereotypes, and lead!
|Publisher:||Career Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Carol Vallone Mitchell, PhD, cofounded Talent Strategy Partners, a talent management consulting firm, in 2001. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to identify and develop leaders who can build and nurture the right workplace culture and drive results. She received her doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed the Womens Leadership Blueprint a behavioral profile of success. She uses this expertise and her 20 years of leadership development experience as a go-to speaker for companies and professional associations. Her passion and success lie in helping women in all fields step up to lead and succeed. Carol is based in the Philadelphia area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Carol Vallone Mitchell's new book is not just for women. In fact, even those of us, male or female, who are not on the leadership track can learn much from this little book about how to recognize and support real leadership in those who supervise us in the workplace. And for those bosses who truly deserve the male (or female) B****** words, there are invaluable tips in Ms Mitchell's book on how to recognize and deal effectively with these problem people. All around, this is a valuable book for anyone (but especially the hard-pressed woman vulnerable to the gender prejudices and restrictions still limiting her success), who is trying to deal with leadership issues in this day and age. It is sure to become a much-referenced classic in the business world and beyond.