Seven Secrets of Successful Women: Success Strategies of the Women Who Have Made It - And How You Can Follow Their Lead

Seven Secrets of Successful Women: Success Strategies of the Women Who Have Made It - And How You Can Follow Their Lead

by Donna L. Brooks, Lynn Brooks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070082298
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.23(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
INTRODUCTION 1(16)
A Different World 3(1)
The Original Study 4(3)
What Are the Seven Secrets for Success? 7(1)
How Much Will I Need to Change? 8(2)
Using the Four P's in Your Success Strategy 10(7)
PART ONE. THE SEVEN SECRETS 17(162)
SUCCESS SECRET ONE. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF A MENTOR/ADVOCATE/CHEERLEADER/COACH
17(40)
The Importance of a Mentor/Advocate/Cheerleader/Coach
19(3)
The Role of the Mentor
22(2)
The Stages of a Mentoring Process
24(1)
Changing Workplace, Changing Employees
25(2)
Finding a Mentor
27(3)
Developing Mentoring Relationships
30(3)
Barriers to Mentoring Relationships
33(4)
The Queen Bee Syndrome
37(5)
Key Facts of Mentoring
42(3)
Mentors as Change Agents
45(1)
Cross-Gender Mentoring
46(5)
Organizational Roles in Mentoring
51(1)
Adcoctes: Keeping Your success Motivation Alive
52(5)
SUCCESS SECRET TWO. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO INCREASE THEIR VISIBILITY
57(22)
The Professional Portfolio
62(1)
Tooting Your Own Horn--Subtly!
63(3)
When You Have Changed, but Your Boss Doesn't See It
66(3)
Visibility and Your Boss
69(3)
Making Presentations--and Other Terrors!
72(1)
Inviting Yourself to Be More Visible
73(2)
Influence and Visibility in the Organization
75(4)
SUCCESS SECRET THREE. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE NETWORK
79(14)
Developing and Keeping Track of Your Network
85(8)
SUCCESS SECRET FOUR. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HAVE LEARNED TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
93(28)
One-on-One Communication
94(2)
Improving One-on-One Communication
96(1)
Being Heard in Meetings
96(2)
Reluctance to Promote Yourself
98(1)
Sorry!
99(1)
Business Is Business, Not Personal
100(3)
Preparing Yourself in the Event of Conflict
103(1)
Negotiating Effectively
104(4)
Power Derailers
108(4)
Adapting Your Style to the Environment and Situation
112(3)
Socialization--the Next Generation
115(6)
SUCCESS SECRET FIVE. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO BALANCE WORK AND HOME
121(24)
Have We Forgotten How to Have Fun?
122(2)
Where to Start
124(1)
Work and Home
125(5)
Making Choices
130(1)
What Organizations Can Do
131(2)
Strategies for Balance
133(6)
Generation X and Baby Boomers
139(1)
The Workaholic
140(5)
SUCCESS SECRET SIX. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE KNOW WHEN TO TAKE SMART RISKS
145(18)
If This Is Supposed to Help ... Then Why Do I Feel Sick?
147(1)
The Imposter Syndrome
148(2)
Barriers for Women
150(2)
Assertiveness as an Asset
152(4)
Overcoming Personal Insecurities
156(2)
When Do I Take a Risk and Leave a Bad Situation?
158(5)
SUCCESS SECRET SEVEN. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF THE ORGANIZATION
163(16)
Taking Some Risks--and Minimizing Others as You Move Ahead
168(2)
Overcoming Biases
170(9)
PART TWO. PUTTING THE SECRETS TO WORK 179(84)
MEN AND WOMEN AT WORK
179(48)
Gender Roles
180(2)
Early Socialization (How It May Affect Your Success)
182(3)
Learning Leadership Strategies
185(2)
Establishing the Rules
187(1)
Gender Expectations
188(2)
Differences Between Men and Women
190(3)
Being Heard Among Men
193(3)
Receiving Feedback, Taking Criticism, and Not Taking It Personally
196(3)
Men and Women on Interviewing
199(2)
Differences in Negotiating
201(2)
Different Styles
203(1)
Differences in Conversations
204(1)
Giving Feedback
205(3)
Basic Differences in Communication
208(6)
Perceptions of Men and Women
214(4)
Differences in Mentoring Between Men and Women
218(1)
Do Old-Boys' Networks Work for Women?
219(4)
Sense of Humor
223(4)
SUCCESS STRATEGIES WHEN YOU'RE DOWNSIZED
227(12)
Updating Your Skills
230(3)
Networking If You're Downsized
233(6)
INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES
239(14)
International Networking
241(3)
Mentors
244(2)
Government Support for the Advancement of Women
246(3)
Balance
249(1)
Bringing Differences to the Workplace
250(3)
WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY
253(6)
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
259(4)
Endnotes 263(4)
Index 267

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