How Women Rise

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Ready to take the next step in your career...but not sure what's holding you back? Read on.

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and best-selling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers - men and women - to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different road blocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won't get you there...and you might not even realize your blind spots until it's too late.

Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more.

Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it.

Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it.

Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall's classic best seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, their new book, How Women Rise, is essential listening for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

©2018 Sally Helgesen, Marshall Goldsmith (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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"A myth-busting "how to" for the next generation of women leaders, and those who want to see them succeed. These ideas will transform our workplaces, our careers, and our lives." (Rita McGrath, professor at Columbia Business School and a Thinkers50 Top Ten Business Thinker)

"Extraordinary real-life stories of women who wait to be asked to the party, get stuck in their comfort zone, seek perfection, and assume their hard work will be recognized. Sally and Marshall show us how to get unstuck and to 'stand out' so women can move forward in more purposeful, powerful, and productive careers. This is a must read with great actionable advice!" (Janice Reals Ellig, chief executive officer of Chadick Ellig and one of BusinessWeek's "World's Most Influential Headhunters")

"Sally and Marshall give new meaning to the term 'dream team.' Together they have produced a masterpiece, an over-the-moon but magnificently down-to-earth leadership book for the ages." (Tom Peters, best-selling author of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies)

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Helpful and smart but terrible reader

The content and insights from these brilliant writers is fantastic. However, I find it hard to listen to. This has a really weird sounding and very paced voice, over-pronounced “shs” and “ts” sounds which I struggle to listen to for very long. I wish I could find this read with a different voice.

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Difficult to listen

Although the book has good tips, narrators are to slow and boring (sorry). I tried several times but every one I fell asleep.

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What got you here, for women

Having read and appreciated "What got you here won't get you there" I found this to be a re-statement of the same concepts with the female psyche at the forefront. As such, it was a good refresher on the concepts of "What got you here" and I did appreciate the more feminine slant. While I don't find such books literally life-changing, from each I carry away a nugget - a new concept or two - that gives me a new perspective. As such, it was a worthy listen.

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A timely and impactful read!

This is a must read for every leader who is committed to helping Women rise. I’ve read and listen to the book; I’ve also interviewed the authors. What I found particularly helpful, beyond the identification of specific habits that hold women back, was learning where the 12 habits originate, and how to disrupt them.

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Fantastic content

The reader is a little slow so I turned it up to 1.25x, but she's a great choice for the content. This book has a lot of heavy hitting points that drive self reflection; her gentle voice definitely softened the blow because some of the comments were definitely personal attacks haha. Fantastic content. Recommend it for women in mid-management positions, especially those that struggle with perception issues or with constructively handling potentially inaccurate criticism.

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Not the book for me

This wasn’t the book I was expecting it to be. Maybe I was thinking more personal development type than statistical. I was bored to tears and couldn’t finish. I may have missed a beautiful turn in the book but couldn’t hang around longer to see.

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So powerful

So thankful this book was written and found it's way into my life. Already reading it a second time

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Relatable & Actionable

Fantastic read that I wish I had found years ago! Great examples of real world scenarios with actionable advice. A must read for the women looking to climb the ladder with their dignity and integrity intact.

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Changes for good

Really helpful tool for changing behaviors. Audiobook can improve whit someone else reading it asnit is to plain. Topics and examples are relatable and definitely make you understand what you are looking for

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Succinct and actionable

I've heard many of the topics in other places, but this book pulls then together for me in a way that is so much clearer and easier to act upon. I'll buy buying the print book, so it's easier to review and reference.

The authors are the narrators. They did a good job, but their pace was way too slow for me. Audible's speed up feature made it perfect.

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