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Nice girls don't get the corner office : 101 unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers

Author: Lois P Frankel
Publisher: New York : Warner Business Books, ©2004.
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Shows women how to stop sabotaging their careers and start getting ahead in their chosen professions, helping them identify ingrained habits and behaviors that may be holding them back.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois P Frankel
ISBN: 0446531324 9780446531320 0446695777 9780446695770
OCLC Number: 51839336
Description: xviii, 268 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Getting started --
ch. 2. How you play the game --
1. Pretending it isn't a game --
2. Playing the game safely and within bounds --
3. Working hard --
4. Doing the work of others --
5. Working without a break --
6. Being naive --
7. Pinching company pennies --
8. Waiting to be given what you want --
9. Avoiding office politics --
10. Being the conscience --
11. Protecting jerks --
12. Holding your tongue --
13. Failing to capitalize on relationships --
14. Not understanding the needs of your constituents. ch. 3. How you act --
15. Polling before making a decision --
16. Needing to be liked --
17. Not needing to be liked --
18. Not asking questions for fear of sounding stupid --
19. Acting like a man --
20. Telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth (so help you God) --
21. Sharing too much personal information --
22. Being overly concerned with offending others --
23. Denying the importance of money --
24. Flirting --
25. Acquiescing to bullies --
26. Decorating your office like your living room --
27. Feeding others --
28. Offering a limp handshake --
29. Being financially insecure --
30. Helping --
ch. 4. How you think --
31. Making miracles --
32. Taking full responsibility --
33. Obediently following instructions --
34. Viewing men in authority as father figures --
35. Limiting your possibilities --
36. Ignoring the quid pro quo --
37. Skipping meetings --
38. Putting work ahead of your personal life --
39. Letting people waste your time --
40. Prematurely abandoning your career goals --
41. Ignoring the importance of network relationships --
42. Refusing perks --
43. Making up negative stories --
44. Striving for perfection. ch. 5. How you brand and market yourself --
45. Failing to define your brand --
46. Minimizing your work or position --
47. Using only your nickname or first name --
48. Waiting to be noticed --
49. Refusing high-profile assignments --
50. Being modest --
51. Staying in your safety zone --
52. Giving away your ideas --
53. Working in stereotypical roles or departments --
54. Ignoring feedback --
55. Being invisible --
ch. 6. How you sound --
56. Couching statements as questions --
57. Using preambles --
58. Explaining --
59. Asking permission --
60. Apologizing --
61. Using minimizing words --
62. Using qualifiers --
63. Not answering the question --
64. Talking too fast --
65. The inability to speak the language of your business --
66. Using nonwords --
67. Using touch-feely language --
68. The sandwich --
69. Speaking softly --
70. Speaking at a higher-than-natural pitch --
71. Trailing voice mails --
72. Failing to pause or reflect before responding. ch. 7. How you look --
73. Smiling inappropriately --
74. Taking up too little space --
75. Using gestures inconsistent with your message --
76. Being over- or underanimated --
77. Tilting your head --
78. Wearing inappropriate makeup --
79. Wearing the wrong hairstyle --
80. Dressing inappropriately --
81. Sitting on your foot --
82. Grooming in public --
83. Sitting in meetings with your hands under the table --
84. Wearing your reading glasses around your neck --
85. Accessorizing too much --
86. Failing to maintain eye contact --
ch. 8. How you respond --
87. Internalizing messages --
88. Believing others know more than you --
89. Taking notes, getting coffee, and making copies --
90. Tolerating inappropriate behavior --
91. Exhibiting too much patience --
92. Accepting dead-end assignments --
93. Putting the needs of others before your own --
94. Denying your power --
95. Allowing yourself to be the scapegoat --
96. Accepting the fait accompli --
97. Permitting others' mistakes to inconvenience you --
98. Being the last to speak --
99. Playing the gender card --
100. Tolerating sexual harassment --
101. Crying --
Appendix. Personal development planning and resources.
Other Titles: 101 unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers
Responsibility: Lois P. Frankel.
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