Forget what youve heard Nice girls can get the corner office.As women, we havent always had the best role models at work Weve either worked for men or weve had female bosses who are, well, big bitches Woman still dont have much of a road map right now when it comes to taking charge at the office, so the team who brought you the national bestseller The Girls Guide to Starting Your Own Business is drawing one for us Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio will teach you to be powerful without being possessive, to be opinionated without being brassy, and to have a strong voice without micromanaging Youll learn just how to own the role of queen bee in a positive way so that you can be mentor than manager, one who leads, inspires, and motivates So, you finally got that promotion Youre the boss now The supervisor The manager The captain The taskmaster Those days of taking orders, running errands, and clock watching are over As exciting as all this might seem, once the rush of the promotion is over, you might be scratching your head wondering exactly what to do Being the boss is never easy, but it s twice as hard for a woman It seems like there s no middle ground Either you re the dragon lady who rules with an iron fist or the mousey girl who gets drowned out at every meeting When a woman wields authority and dares to make tough decisions, how often is the B word bandied about by her employees How can she strike that balance between pushover and dictator Fear not You can do the job All you need is a little helpful advice to send you on your way Whether you supervise two as a shift manager or lord over an entire corporate empire, Caitlin Friedman and Kim Yorio will show you how to step gracefully into your new position of power Theyll teach you how to motivate your team without alienating them, how to delegate without feeling guilty, how to deal with office politics and how to handle evaluations, promotions, and even firings And for those of you who are already running the show, they can help you become the mentor your employees deserve Inside, there are self assessment questionnaires to help you find out where you land on the bitch or wimp scale interviews with prominent female bosses, human resources directors, and therapists and advice from a whole host of experts In addition, there are funny and informative checklists and tips to make sure youre the Good Witch around the office and not the Big Bitch And, most important, Caitlin and Kim will teach you the secrets to owning your role and loving it Youve earned your promotion, so enjoy it...
|Title||:||The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge|
|Publisher||:||Crown Business Reprint edition May 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch): Valuable Lessons, Smart Suggestions, and True Stories for Succeeding as the Chick-in-Charge Reviews
I was recently promoted to be a middle manager in a very male-centric but not necessarily a traditional "office" environment (News editor at a mid-sized daily) and was hoping to get some great pointers on being a strong leader without being a bitch or having to rely of feminine cuteness or coyness (no one is going to consider me a sex-boot, more likely a little sister, and I'm not politicial or cunning.) This book assumed I have a lot more power to make decisions about company policy than I do -- including using money or promotions as a way to motivate people. I wish it was that easy in this economy -- no one at our paper has had a raise in 6 years and there are no promotions to give. It did help re-enforce a few things I was already figuring out for myself -- friendships change, communication and clear expectations are important and leading by example can be very powerful. On the whole, I think these authors are working in an environment that doesn't reflect anything I've ever seen and I don't really know any one else who could relate either.
Practical and applicable to today's working female. I purchased both the audible and written version. I travel 4hours a week. My thoughts are I need this practical advice to be ingrained into my thought process and the more I hear it the more likely this will occur.
I am taking over my father's company, so I bought this book. I really enjoyed it and would recommend for any women in authority. It has a lot of great points.
Still reading this book but have been highlighting like crazy because every line in this book is highlighter worthy and worth remembering!
LOVED this book. Full of wisdom and practical advice for a new female supervisor.
This book is a little cliche. Was looking for more profound and relevant advice on this really important, current topic.
I don't even work in the corporate world, I work at a state park. The vast majority of the examples and information still applied to me, although a small percentage did not. That's the great part about this book, that the messages and thoughts are all universal, applying to many different realms. I've read a few of the reviews posted by others and I would have to say that I don't see the book as feminist by any means. There was a thought or two that I may not have agreed with, but the book, overall was great!
Great book for females embarking in management positions for first time. Purchased for a few on my team.