• The Myth of the Nice Girl

  • Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
  • By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
  • Narrated by: Fran Hauser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (789 ratings)

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The Myth of the Nice Girl

By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
Narrated by: Fran Hauser
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Publisher's summary

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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