In the Company of Women Indirect Aggression among Women - Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop

ISBN-10: 1585422231

ISBN-13: 9781585422234

Edition: 2003

Authors: Patricia Heim, Susan Murphy, Pat Heim, Susan K. Golant

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Two leading experts on gender issues in the workplace describe how indirect aggression among women undermines their professional and personal success, and explain how to change conflict into cooperation. Following the success of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Odd Girl Out, about aggression in girls, In the Company of Womenexplains how indirect, or "relational," aggression can hurt women and hinder them from achieving success and harmony in their adult lives. Gender studies have shown that when a goal is in sight, men generally use direct action to attain it. Women, on the other hand, have been socialized to express aggressive actions through indirect means-using behavior such as shunning, stigmatizing, and gossiping to emotionally cripple those standing in the way of the achievement they seek. With startling insights into the meaning of our everyday behavior, this book offers straightforward techniques to change conflict among women into cooperation by resolving discords peaceably, building relationships, and making the most of women's unique leadership and communication skills.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Pat Heim, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker and consultant. Her Los Angeles firm, Heim & Associates, has been providing services in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and gender differences to hundreds of organizations, including AT&T, the Los Angeles Times, General Motors, the American Medical Association, and Price Waterhouse. She has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado.

Introduction
Conflict: Why Women Behave the Way They Do
The Golden Triangle: Relationships, Power, and Self-Esteem
The Power Dead-Even Rule
From the XX Files: The Origins of Woman-to-Woman Conflict
Lessons from Childhood
The Bitch Factor: Indirect Aggression
Colleagues: Finding Powerful Allies and Friends Among Women in the Workplace
The Goal Is the Relationship
Loosening Power Dead-Even Double Binds
How to Have Healthy Conflict with Another Woman
Handling Conflict with Style
How to Be an Effective Female Leader
Building a Dream Team
A Final Word
Books on Self-Esteem
Conflict Styles Questionnaire Answer Key
Notes
References
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