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In Pushback, top leadership consultant Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is critical to success. Yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in getting less of what they want - promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. This book shines a light on the real rules of holding your own and pushing back for what is rightfully yours.
Drawing on interviews with high-level leaders, Rezvani offers readers in the first half of their career the unedited truth about how women have asked their way to the top and triumphed - and how you can too.
Insightful and accessible, Pushback is a timely resource for savvy women who want to leverage their skills, promote themselves effectively, and fast track their careers.
©2012 Selena Rezvani (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is a great book for women who are starting out in male dominated fields and looking to become executives. It details a lot of failures and lessons learned, as well as giving different options of what did and did not work in various scenarios. Unlike other similar titles, every executive has their own POV based in their industry and personal experience, sometimes contradicting each other. The stories are grouped in topics, so you can jump from one area to the other without losing pace. The narrator is pleasant to listen to and speaks clearly at an even pace.
Really enjoyed this book! Lots of practical tips and I enjoyed the negotiation model/steps outlined by the author. The real world examples served as excellent illustrations. My only critique is that I would have liked to hear more first hand examples/stories from areas outside of for-profit business--for example, women leaders in the government or non-profit. This would have been more relevant for someone like me who works in higher education. Even so, the examples transcend industries and I could find ways to apply them to my own career trajectory. Excellent book, I will recommend to others!
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