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Dana S. reviewed Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers on
Helpful Score: 2
LOVED this book. An extremely fast read from cover to cover. Many of the recommendations of what not to do, were things I did all the time thinking it was more important to get the idea accepted than it was to get credit for it. It brought up many things I had no idea I was doing that would reinforce that I was a female more than a power player. I cannot promise these tips will get you ahead per se, but I certainly put more thought into what I can delegate and find networking opportunties. Moving on to "Her Place at The Table" which is more dense but same vein.
I really liked this book. It helped me gain some confidence and stop doing some of the habits I have developed. Some mistakes didn't "apply" or can't necessarily be "fixed" because of the work force I am in, but it got me thinking of how I could make situations better and how not let some mistakes lower my self-esteem. As a woman newly emerged in the work force, coming face-to-face with stereotypes and old ways shocked me sometimes, and now I know some tips on how to be me and still succeed.
Laura H. reviewed Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers on
Helpful Score: 1
I have not finished reading the book, but so far it does have useful information. While reading through it some of the things she mentions are merely reminders, but in thinking about my past work experience these points help me to see my own behavior at work more clearly. I consider myself an assertive person, but often times this is not the case. What I think is assertive with politeness involved is not always smart in the workplace. It is possible to remain diplomatic, but play the game in a better fashion. This book will help you think work from different angles. Even when I read the parts that I already know the answers to, I find that I still need to hear it again.