The Myth of the Nice Girl

Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
Narrated by: Fran Hauser
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process

In The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch.

Hauser proves that women don't have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim "nice" and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more.

The Myth of the Nice Girl is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their careers to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

©2018 Fran Hauser (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Editor's Pick

Nice girls do get the corner office, after all
"Fran Hauser’s paean to being kind in the workplace could serve as a guidebook for any working woman, from the mailroom to the C-suite. After years of advice to avoid "too nice" gestures, it's refreshing for women to hear that it's okay not to tamp down any instincts they may have toward good (from the voice of someone who’s risen through the corporate ranks, no less). Yes, it’s directed to the female side of the working world, but men, feel free to listen and heed these words, too. All corners of fluorescent-lit offices could benefit from a little more kindness."
Courtney R., Audible Editor

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Don't get turned off by the title!

I loved this book so much that before I even finished it I had recommended it to almost every woman I spoke to.
I definitely fall into the "you have to be a b*" to get ahead mindset, but this book is great no matter where you fall in the spectrum.
I am thinking about things differently now and I can't wait to put some of her ideas into action!
DOWNLOAD THIS BOOK NOW! You won't regret it.

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Great insight!

I really enjoyed hearing others experiences. It reassured me that these thoughts and struggles were not completely my fault. I was that super quiet kid that sat back and observed everything, often afraid to speak up. Afraid that my answers would be wrong. It will be difficult, but I believe more in myself now than I ever did, and I will be successful. Great read for those professional women ready to make an impact and be heard!

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meeeh

Fran likes to talk about herself a lot, and understandably so it’s her book. This book has a lot about mentorship and networking. it wasn’t my favorite, it was a lot like Lean In, so if you like that kind of book for it. At least it’s not overly long if you don’t.

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Worth the listen!

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to friends. Easy to follow with clear action items. I’m 29 and just made a job change so it’s helpful to get these ideas on my radar as I navigate a new workplace environment. Also enjoyed her narration style. Calming to listen to at the end of the evening.

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Crucial for any nice girl in the corporate space

Filled with excellent actionable advice for women looking to not only navigate upwards in their careers, but also help other women as well. Definitely a must read!

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very empowering

Thank you, Fran Hauser & Jodi for writing this book it was very insightful and empowering.

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Every girl needs to hear!

Amazing book.
Every situation can be extrapolate to other careers , such as teacher, medical doctor or artist.
If you are a woman, you need this book.

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boring

This book has a few good points but mostly common sense. The narration was also painful.

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Stay strong and successful

This is an absolute must-read for women at all levels. My only wish is that I had this book earlier in my career !! Hauser highlights the importance of relationships that are built on a foundation of trust. The chapters on mentorship are a fantastic checklist.
This is not a one and done book, it is a working tool.

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So much info

this book is filled with great advice for women in business ! I believe that everything she said can be attributed in any career, no matter how long you've been working

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