Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.
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"A guide for business women who find themselves in a position of power and want to create a harmonious environment in fields where misogyny often reigns. Vital reading for any woman who wants to navigate the toxic corporate culture, it is a fine and much recommended pick for career and women's studies collections." (Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review)
Wife and Mother of a 2yo little girl. Compliance Manager and Recruitment Manager, I love my work, love spending time with family & friends (though never get enough time to do it!), love ALL music depending on my mood, good food, good wine, and travel,
Not for me, however im sure it would be for women in parts of the world where this is relevant.
Personally i found this book was quite irrelevant for my part of the world (Australia). The relationships between men and women that the author talks about is a bit outdated here. Although i am sure there may be some businesses where this stuff still goes on, perhaps in Sydney, however i personally have worked in the corporate world in Melbourne & QLD and have not experienced the level of "men VS women" to the extent that the author discusses (of course it's there, just not to the level discussed in the book). I didn't listen past about 20 minutes as i really took nothing from it. Again, this is not to say the author is wrong or didn't do a great job - just wasn't helpful to me.
one of the best I've read
Jennifer knows what she is talking about.
real-life examples that are easy to relate to
Honesty, Wisdom, Compassion
The final chapter is wonderful. After listening to it, I was ready to take on any challenge and trust that by staying true to myself (with a little help navigating the pitfalls), I can make the right choices to further my career.
She has a very even-keel, calming voice that helps you hear and understand the message, and not be distracted by the bearer of it.
Ladies, strategize in your life and career, and you can go anywhere you choose!
The perfect book to read for anyone starting out in their career, making a change, or dealing with some difficult decisions or situations. She helps women gain the confidence to perform well in their jobs. Some very valuable life lessons. Thank you, Jennifer!
Basic 101 for newer managers. Good examples, but not really in depth enough for truely upper level executive women. The author reads the book, she has a soft, monotone voice, almost too soft and monotone for an audio book.
Not really a performance, Non Fiction.
Thank you for writing your book Jennifer! I just finished the audio version, and really appreciate the service that it provides to so many women who need to hear "real talk".
I'm not new to the corporate world, but it is always helpful to be reminded that as women we go through an extra layer of challenges that most men do not experience. It also helps to be reminded that they have their own set of challenges, and that we must also remain compassionate about that. Your tone was right on.
It was a great refresher course, but I learned some new things as well. And, I've shared your book with some junior colleagues whom I know will benefit. Where were you 25 years ago when I needed to hear these things? :-)
Congratulations on the well deserved success that this effort is bringing your way. I look forward to your next book!
I never listen self-help book twice, but I would recommend it!
The author, of course. I usually do not like listening to self help books (why listen to the whole thing, I can just skim through a print book and be self enlightened!) I honestly did enjoy this book though - part of it is the author. I enjoyed her outlook on life.
The author is a businesswoman, not a natural narrator, but I liked hearing the sincerity and humor in her voice that may have been lost with another narrator.
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Good for women, especially if you're going through a tough time at work.
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