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Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office Audiobook
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
Written by: 
Lois P. Frankel
Narrated by: 
Lois P. Frankel
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office Audiobook

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A Nice Girls Book)

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible - at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:

  • Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics.
  • If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win.
  • Mistake #21: Multi-tasking.
  • Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it.
  • Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate.
  • Don't equate negotiation with confrontation.
  • Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media.
  • Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
  • Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying referenc4e material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Lois P. Frankel (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"This audiobook is filled with something you or one of your friends do every day…A simple, quick guide to presenting ourselves as the strong and bold women we are." (Gail Evans, author of She Wins, You Win and Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman)

"Any woman intent on getting ahead in the corporate world should listen to this book. It's a fascinating crash course in image, influence, and communication, from an accomplished and insightful coach. Terrific stuff!" (Anne Fisher, senior writer, Fortune, and "Ask Annie" career columnist, CNNmoney.com)

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    Megan Hewins Spokane, Washington USA 09-13-14
    Megan Hewins Spokane, Washington USA 09-13-14
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    "Recovering Nice Girl"
    Would you listen to Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to this again because its chalked full of tips and advice that apply to so many different situations a woman finds herself in at work.


    What other book might you compare Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office to and why?

    I thought a lot about The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman when I listened to this. While that book explores the problems women face with confidence, this book shows you how to address and conquer those problems in the workplace.


    What about Lois P. Frankel’s performance did you like?

    Strong confident narration - It felt like getting a pep talk from a well respected, no-nonsense mentor.


    Any additional comments?

    I had an epiphany-like moment over and over again when Frankel points out that when people shame a woman for unladylike behavior, it's not because there is such a shameful thing as unladylike behavior, it's because it's the easiest and most effective means of getting whatever it is they want out of you.

    Because we've been so conditioned to be pleasing to others, accusing a woman of behaving in an unpleasing manner is like an automatic shut off button that manipulative people use against us. Accusations and implications of this manner have no basis in reality, it's just a means of shutting us up and keeping us out.

    I'd downloaded several other career advice audiobooks before this one, as I was looking for career advice because I'm a new grad starting my first corporate job. I found the other new grad career advice books rather trite and unhelpful. I was hesitant about this purchase because I wasn't worried about snagging the "corner office," so much as just getting started, but I am so glad I found this gem as I begin my journey through the corporate world.

    I'm so impressed with the book I intend on buying copies for female friends as graduation presents. I also loved that Frankel recommends a plethora of other resources and career coaching books throughout. She is a generous author who never fails to cite and recommend her influences, a rare skill in a world of self-promotional and narcissistic branding.

    This was one of my favorite audible experiences. Highly Recommended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 08-28-15
    Ray 08-28-15
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    "Hidden Gem-A Must for Women Who Want to Excel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have been recommending this book to any woman who I feel has what it takes or has an interest in excelling in the business world. I can't say enough good things about it.

    One thing that should be noted, is that Lois acknowledges the significant shaft that women of color experience vs white women. This is important because it shows how she can view situations objectively-which adds to her credibility. In my experience, it's rare to come across a white woman who can see and relate to our added challenges.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office?

    The author said avoiding office politics was a mistake. For years, I have been trying to avoid the politics because I thought I was above it, and I thought it was the "right" thing to do. My mistake.


    Have you listened to any of Lois P. Frankel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. N/A.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was a bit overstimulated. In the beginning, the author goes over some appalling statistics. After the initial shock and anger, I continued on. She discusses the unconscious mistakes that women make in the workplace-and she offers coaching tips. I feel like Lois is my personal career coach. A light bulb went off with this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost didn't make the purchase because I pretty much hate the color pink (it's been forced on me all my life) and I didn't like the title. I debated between this book and How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I thought I needed something more tailored to me-a woman. So, after reading the reviews, I decided to purchase Nice Girls. I am so glad I did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cketchem01 04-03-16
    cketchem01 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read for women in business!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great book I think any woman in business should read!


    What does Lois P. Frankel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way she stresses different points in the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the truth behind what the author spoke about.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    claudia taitague 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Audiobook !"

    Didn't realize all the mistakes I was making. Reminds you not to settle. Gives you different scenarios and better ways to approach and formulate a better response on difficult situations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leigh Shepherd 02-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVE This Book"

    I read a physical copy of this book years ago - early in my career - and was able to implement suggestions immediately. I came back to it recently because I remember just how great it was. It's still great, even further into my career. It is filled with very practical suggestions that can be applied right away. Furthermore, the author provides supplemental material and further reading suggestions. I'm so glad to have given this a second read, and highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley E. Strickland 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Nice Girl Who Changed"

    I wanted to read this book for a few years now and finally took the time to listen to it. It was well worth the wait. Dr. Frankel talks about everything from how to dress for the office, to how to negotiate salary and network for women. She discusses how when it comes to networking we as women do not value ourselves or short change ourselves in terms of our worth. I definitely plan on implementing some of her tactics in the future on how to change some of my current habits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joey 09-07-14
    Joey 09-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "New lessons and Great reminders"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was great to hear confirmation about several of the tips that I was already doing which helped to open up to new advise on things that I am either not doing or was unaware I was wrongfully doing. I walked away more confident and inspired after the book and will re-read it again and again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office?

    How important it is to be among the first to speak in meetings.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Lois spoke about standing up for yourself and how to professionally defend or point out when others try to scape goat you.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read, a must for all women in an office setting looking to get ahead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ivy Ann Pham 09-02-14
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    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office?

    I wished I could have learned about these mistakes and tips right after college. I've definitely made a lot of the mistakes the author mentioned, and I'm so glad that she also provided helpful tips to fix my habits, so I can get back on the game.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke 06-01-16
    Brooke 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not excellent"

    I enjoyed majority of this book, and there were several helpful tips; however, as a 20 year old who's going to be embarking on the working world in the next couple of years, I felt that some of the tips were a bit outdated because of my age and potential profession in the fashion industry. Since I'm a fashion major I have to point out the error is stated in Mistake 119. Contrary to popular belief, the fashion industry (which Lois chooses not to name, but identifies it by referring to "The Devil Wears Prada") is controlled predominantly by men. That's not a reason to not read the book, I couldn't force myself to not bring it up.

    Overall a good read, just not the groundbreaking stuff I was expecting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Blanca 05-17-16
    Blanca 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent coaching for women. It's a guide."

    It is more of a guide for business, to understand women behavior. I like it.

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  • Chama
    5/13/16
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    "It should be re-titled: "Tough Love""

    Overall a pretty good book and worth the read. There is some really sound advice contained in it. Can't say I agreed with absolutely all the points she raised. There were a few moments when I felt like the author was a bit of a woman-basher. It would have been helpful to get a bit more of a balanced view on the things successful women do well as opposed to stressing how pathetic women are in comparison to men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe Richards
    11/18/15
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    "Great book"

    Practical, full of useful ideas, and has a great flow to it. Thank you Lois Frankel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m
    3/30/15
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    "fantastic!"

    Great book! very insightful not only in the context of workplace! pleasure to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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