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New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

by Anne Litwin
New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together

by Anne Litwin

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Dr. Anne Litwin’s research into women’s relationships and communication at work reveals startling paradoxes. In New Rules for Women, she exposes key sources of confusion and misunderstanding between women colleagues and offers powerful tools for preventing and resolving conflict that result in better relationships, as well as increased productivity and retention.

“This practical book—filled with tips, tools, exercises, and worksheets—has the potential to free us from negative stereotypes while helping us reclaim parts of our experience in the workplace that have been misunderstood and devalued.”

—Joyce K. Fletcher, Distinguished Scholar, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management, and author of Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice at Work

“A phenomenal book for all women at all levels of any organization. It reads very easily and has practical next-step instructions. I regret that it was not available to me during my professional career in healthcare. I highly recommend it to managers and staff.”

—Joanne K. Carr, retired Associate Medical Center Director/Nurse Executive

“With practical advice in every chapter, I see new ways to attract and retain women, value the strengths that women bring, and unleash their full potential to speed a company toward its goals. Nothing could be more important.”

—Deborah Rieman, Executive Chairman, Metamarkets

“Anne Litwin asks brave questions about the ways in which women’s unspoken assumptions about their female colleagues and bosses can undermine their overall effectiveness and performance. With fascinating research, an engaging style, and practical wisdom, this is a superb read for anyone interested in gender equity in the workplace.”

—Michele Tracy Berger, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982056998
Publisher: Third Bridge Press
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 522 KB

About the Author

Anne Litwin, PhD, is president of Anne Litwin & Associates and has been an organizational development consultant, trainer, and executive coach for more than thirty years. She consults with a variety of Fortune 100 and 500 companies around the world, as well as to nonprofits and international NGOs. She helps organizations increase productivity and attract and retain talent by creating inclusive work environments where different perspectives are valued.

Litwin’s lifelong interest in the unique dynamics among women in a wide range of work environments and cultures is at the forefront of her research aimed at unlocking myths about women’s work relationships and providing practical steps for change. She is the author of numerous journal articles and co-editor of the book Managing in the Age of Change.

Litwin is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her online at

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Context: Friendship Rules in a "Man's World" 7

Chapter 2 You Can't Get Too Buddy-Buddy with Women: Double Binds and Limited Support 23

Chapter 3 One Ball of Wax: Avoiding Boundary Confusion 39

Chapter 4 Under Our Breath: Gossip and Indirect Communication 53

Chapter 5 Behind the Door and under the Bus: Intentionally Hurtful Behaviors 67

Chapter 6 It's Not "lust the Way Women Are": We Can Change the Patterns 858

Chapter 7 Culture Matters: Differences Make a Difference 101

Chapter 8 Case Examples and Conclusion 115

Appendix 127

Notes 135

Index 147

About the Author 159

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