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

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ISBN-10: 0071342648

ISBN-13: 9780071342643

Edition: 1999

Authors: Lynn Brooks, Donna Brooks

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Based on the authors' research, compiled over the last 4 years, this book unveils the profile of women who have succeeded in the workplace, and shows women at any level how they can develop and act on 7 major strategies for success in their own work.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Preface
Introduction
A Different World
The Original Study
What Are the Seven Secrets for Success?
How Much Will I Need to Change?
Using the Four P's in Your Success Strategy
The Seven Secrets
Successful People Realize the Importance of a Mentor/Advocate/Cheerleader/Coach
The Importance of a Mentor/Advocate/Cheerleader/Coach
The Role of the Mentor
The Stages of a Mentoring Process
Changing Workplace, Changing Employees
Finding a Mentor
Developing Mentoring Relationships
Barriers to Mentoring Relationships
The Queen Bee Syndrome
Key Facts of Mentoring
Mentors as Change Agents
Cross-Gender Mentoring
Organizational Roles in Mentoring
Advocates: Keeping Your Success Motivation Alive
Successful People Know How to Increase their Visibility
The Professional Portfolio
Tooting Your Own Horn--Subtly!
When You Have Changed, but Your Boss Doesn't See It
Visibility and Your Boss
Making Presentations--and Other Terrors!
Inviting Yourself to Be More Visible
Influence and Visibility in the Organization
Successful People Know How to Develop an Effective Network
Developing and Keeping Track of Your Network
Successful People Have Learned to Communicate Effectively
One-on-One Communication
Improving One-on-One Communication
Being Heard in Meetings
Reluctance to Promote Yourself
Sorry!
Business Is Business, Not Personal
Preparing Yourself in the Event of Conflict
Negotiating Effectively
Power Derailers
Adapting Your Style to the Environment and Situation
Socialization--the Next Generation
Successful People Know How to Balance Work and Home
Have We Forgotten How to Have Fun?
Where to Start
Work and Home
Making Choices
What Organizations Can Do
Strategies for Balance
Generation X and Baby Boomers
The Workaholic
Successful People Know When to Take Smart Risks
If This Is Supposed to Help ... Then Why Do I Feel Sick?
The Imposter Syndrome
Barriers for Women
Assertiveness as an Asset
Overcoming Personal Insecurities
When Do I Take a Risk and Leave a Bad Situation?
Successful People Understand the Politics of the Organization
Taking Some Risks--and Minimizing Others as You Move Ahead
Overcoming Biases
Putting the Secrets to Work
Men and Women at Work
Gender Roles
Early Socialization (How It May Affect Your Success)
Learning Leadership Strategies
Establishing the Rules
Gender Expectations
Differences Between Men and Women
Being Heard Among Men
Receiving Feedback, Taking Criticism, and Not Taking It Personally
Men and Women on Interviewing
Differences in Negotiating
Different Styles
Differences in Conversations
Giving Feedback
Basic Differences in Communication
Perceptions of Men and Women
Differences in Mentoring Between Men and Women
Do Old-Boys' Networks Work for Women?
Sense of Humor
Success Strategies When You're Downsized
Updating Your Skills
Networking If You're Downsized
International Influences
International Networking
Mentors
Government Support for the Advancement of Women
Balance
Bringing Differences to the Workplace
Women and Technology
Looking to the Future
Endnotes
Index