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Who Say's It's a Man's World

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The Atlantic magazine has called it the “end of men.” For the first time in U.S. history, women form the majority of the workforce, filling more managerial positions than their male counterparts. Today’s women are primed to take over the corporate world—if they don’t stumble on the way up.

Packed with insights from extraordinary women who have climbed the corporate ladder—including McDonald’s president Jan Fields, JetBlue cofounder Ann Rhoades, and fashion pioneer Liz Lange—Who Says It’s a Man’s World helps women navigate the rocky path from cubicle to executive suite. This ultra-practical guide offers an ideal “Success Profile” along with the measurable action steps needed to excel in each of five reputation-enhancing areas: personal development, social skills, effectiveness, team building, and leadership.

Complete with the latest research on women in the workplace and an eye-opening “promotability” assessment, Who Says It’s a Man’s World provides readers with everything they need to build their own fast-track career plan.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction: Ding, Dong! The Bitch Is Dead
    1. You Crafty Career Planner, You: How to Use This Book
  9. Part One: Cut The Crap
    1. Section 1: Self-Awareness
      1. 1 Getting Rid of the “Hob” on Your Brain
        1. The Three Biggest Career-Killing Hobs and How to Handle Them
        2. Woman 2 Woman: Knowing Your Worth
      2. 2 If Busy Were the Indicator of Success, We’d All Be Billionaires
      3. 3 Reining in the Mommy Guilt
        1. Sanity 101: Five Must-Have Tradeoffs for Working Moms
        2. Woman 2 Woman: On Parenting vs. and Career
      4. 4 Om the Job: How to Beat Stress and Anxiety
        1. Keeping in Mind @ Work
        2. Action Plan: Self-Awareness Goals
    2. Section 2: Social Skills
      1. 5 Indirect, Emotions, and Tears (Oh, My!)
        1. Why Surveyed Women Preferred Male Bosses
        2. Attention Crybabies!
      2. 6 Competition (Yeah, Let’s Talk About It)
        1. Why Do Comparisons Trip Us Up So Much?
        2. The Real C-Word
      3. 7 Seriously, Don’t Bring Sexy Back
        1. Woman 2 Woman: On Harassment
      4. How to Handle: Tricky Social Situations @ Work
      5. Action Plan: Social Skills Goals
  10. Part Two: Call in the Good Stuff
    1. Section 3: Personal Effectiveness
      1. 8 Be More to Do More: Creating Your Virtues, Intentions, and Goals (VIG) List
        1. Virtues: Your Evergreen Self
        2. Intentions: Your Present Self
        3. Goals: Your Future Self
        4. So . . . Now It’s Your Turn
      2. 9 Building VIG-ilicious Habits
        1. VIG-ilicious Scorecard A
        2. VIG-ilicious Scorecard B
      3. 10 Six Ways to Earn Respect Under the Corporate Umbrella . . . and Seven Ways to Screw It Up Royally
        1. Small Business versus Large Organizations: Two Different Cultures, Two Different Games
        2. Woman 2 Woman: Owning Your Career
      4. 11 A Note to New Grads
        1. Must-Have Skill #1: Communication
        2. Must-Have Skill #2: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
        3. Woman 2 Woman: Get the Job Before You Get the Job
      5. How to Handle: Tricky Service Situations @ Work
      6. Action Plan: Personal Effectiveness Goals
    2. Section 4: Team Development
      1. 12 Women Were Raised to Be Nice. So What?
      2. 13 The Cure for Fake Harmony: 100 Coaching Questions for Team Leaders
      3. 14 Solve the Freakin Problem! (Plus: Two Really Simple Anger Management Techniques)
        1. When The Sh*t Hits the Fan—H.E.A.L
        2. Woman 2 Woman: Managing Through Turbulent Times
      4. How to Handle: Tricky Team Situations @ Work
      5. Action Plan: Team Development Goals
  11. Part Three: Align with What Works
    1. Section 5: Leadership
      1. 15 Having Authority Is Like Having a Gun in Your Closet: There If You Need It, but Hopefully You Won’t Have to Pull the Trigger
        1. Leading from Where You Are
        2. Meeting Other People Where They Are
        3. No Like-y? No Problem
        4. Influence Right Now
        5. Woman 2 Woman: Finding Your Voice
      2. 16 That’s Great and All, but Nobody Knows Who You Are
        1. What’s Your Worth?
        2. The Difference Between Mentors and Sponsors
        3. Woman 2 Woman: On Networking
      3. How to Handle: Tricky Leadership Situations @ Work
      4. Action Plan: Leadership Goals
    2. Section 6: Toolbox
      1. Tool 1: Career Plan Template
      2. Tool 2: Six-Month Check-In Template
      3. Tool 3: Personal Career Assessment
      4. Tool 4: Leadership Readiness Assessment
      5. Tool 5: 20 Things Every Career Woman Must Know
  12. Epilogue: The Glass Ceiling Is Only There If You Think It Is
  13. Index