Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

ISBN-10: 0446531324

ISBN-13: 9780446531320

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lois P. Frankel

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 2/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Lois P. Frankel holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern California. She used to work in human resources at a Fortune 10 oil company. She is currently the president of Corporate Coaching International and a sought-after speaker. Her works include Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don't Get Rich, and See Jane Lead. She is the founder of MOSTE: Motivating Our Students Through Experience, which is a non-profit organization that provides mentors and scholarships to at-risk, inner-city middle school girls. She received Maybelline's Women of Achievement award for her work empowering girls through education.

Getting Started
How You Play the Game
Pretending It Isn't a Game
Playing the Game Safely and within Bounds
Working Hard
Doing the Work of Others
Working without a Break
Being Naive
Pinching Company Pennies
Waiting to Be Given What You Want
Avoiding Office Politics
Being the Conscience
Protecting Jerks
Holding Your Tongue
Failing to Capitalize on Relationships
Not Understanding the Needs of Your Constituents
How You Act
Polling Before Making a Decision
Needing to Be Liked
Not Needing to Be Liked
Not Asking Questions for Fear of Sounding Stupid
Acting Like a Man
Telling the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth (So Help You God)
Sharing Too Much Personal Information
Being Overly Concerned with Offending Others
Denying the Importance of Money
Acquiescing to Bullies
Decorating Your Office Like Your Living Room
Feeding Others
Offering a Limp Handshake
Being Financially Insecure
How You Think
Making Miracles
Taking Full Responsibility
Obediently Following Instructions
Viewing Men in Authority as Father Figures
Limiting Your Possibilities
Ignoring the Quid Pro Quo
Skipping Meetings
Putting Work Ahead of Your Personal Life
Letting People Waste Your Time
Prematurely Abandoning Your Career Goals
Ignoring the Importance of Network Relationships
Refusing Perks
Making Up Negative Stories
Striving for Perfection
How You Brand and Market Yourself
Failing to Define Your Brand
Minimizing Your Work or Position
Using Only Your Nickname or First Name
Waiting to Be Noticed
Refusing High-Profile Assignments
Being Modest
Staying in Your Safety Zone
Giving Away Your Ideas
Working in Stereotypical Roles or Departments
Ignoring Feedback
Being Invisible
How You Sound
Couching Statements as Questions
Using Preambles
Asking Permission
Using Minimizing Words
Using Qualifiers
Not Answering the Question
Talking Too Fast
The Inability to Speak the Language of Your Business
Using Nonwords
Using Touchy-Feely Language
The Sandwich
Speaking Softly
Speaking at a Higher-than-Natural Pitch
Trailing Voice Mails
Failing to Pause or Reflect Before Responding
How You Look
Smiling Inappropriately
Taking Up Too Little Space
Using Gestures Inconsistent with Your Message
Being Over- or Underanimated
Tilting Your Head
Wearing Inappropriate Makeup
Wearing the Wrong Hairstyle
Dressing Inappropriately
Sitting on Your Foot
Grooming in Public
Sitting in Meetings with Your Hands under the Table
Wearing Your Reading Glasses around Your Neck
Accessorizing Too Much
Failing to Maintain Eye Contact
How You Respond
Internalizing Messages
Believing Others Know More than You
Taking Notes, Getting Coffee, and Making Copies
Tolerating Inappropriate Behavior
Exhibiting Too Much Patience
Accepting Dead-End Assignments
Putting the Needs of Others Before Your Own
Denying Your Power
Allowing Yourself to Be the Scapegoat
Accepting the Fait Accompli
Permitting Others' Mistakes to Inconvenience You
Being the Last to Speak
Playing the Gender Card
Tolerating Sexual Harassment
Appendix Personal Development Planning and Resources
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