Who Says It's a Man's World

The Girls' Guide to Corporate Domination

 Who Says It's a Man's World

Author: Emily Bennington
Pub Date: January 2013
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814431870
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814431887

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Ann Rhoades, Founding Executive

of JetBlue Airways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XIII

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XV

Introduction: Ding, Dong! The Bitch Is Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

You Crafty Career Planner, You: How to Use This Book . . . . 6

PART ONE: CUT THE CRAP

Section 1: Self-Awareness

1 Getting Rid of the “Hob” on Your Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

The Three Biggest Career-Killing Hobs

and How to Handle Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Woman 2 Woman: Knowing Your Worth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2 If Busy Were the Indicator of Success,

We’d All Be Billionaires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3 Reining in the Mommy Guilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Sanity 101: Five Must-Have Tradeoffs

for Working Moms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Woman 2 Woman: On Parenting vs. and Career. . . . . . . . . . 29

4 Om the Job: How to Beat Stress and Anxiety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Keeping in Mind @ Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Action Plan: Self-Awareness Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Section 2: Social Skills

5 Indirect, Emotions, and Tears (Oh, My!) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Why Surveyed Women Preferred Male Bosses . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Attention Crybabies! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

6 Competition (Yeah, Let’s Talk About It) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Why Do Comparisons Trip Us Up So Much?. . . . . . . . . . . . 56

The Real C-Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

7 Seriously, Don’t Bring Sexy Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Woman 2 Woman: On Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

How to Handle: Tricky Social Situations @ Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Action Plan: Social Skills Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

PART TWO: CALL IN THE GOOD STUFF

Section 3: Personal Effectiveness

8 Be More to Do More: Creating Your Virtues,

Intentions, and Goals (VIG) List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Virtues: Your Evergreen Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Intentions: Your Present Self. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Goals: Your Future Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

So . . .Now It’s Your Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

9 Building VIG-ilicious Habits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

VIG-ilicious Scorecard A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

VIG-ilicious Scorecard B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

10 Six Ways to Earn Respect Under the Corporate

Umbrella . . . and Seven Ways to Screw It Up Royally . . . . . . 99

Small Business versus Large Organizations:

Two Different Cultures, Two Different Games . . . . . . . 100

Woman 2 Woman: Owning Your Career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

11 A Note to New Grads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Must-Have Skill #1: Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Must-Have Skill #2: Critical Thinking

and Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Woman 2 Woman: Get the Job Before

You Get the Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

How to Handle: Tricky Service Situations @ Work. . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Action Plan: Personal Effectiveness Goals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Section 4: Team Development

12 Women Were Raised to Be Nice. So What? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

13 The Cure for Fake Harmony: 100 Coaching

Questions for Team Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

14 Solve the Freakin Problem! (Plus: Two Really

Simple Anger Management Techniques) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

When The Sh*t Hits the Fan—H.E.A.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Woman 2 Woman: Managing Through

Turbulent Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

How to Handle: Tricky Team Situations @ Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Action Plan: Team Development Goals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

PART THREE: ALIGN WITH WHAT WORKS

Section 5: Leadership

15 Having Authority Is Like Having a Gun in Your Closet:

There If You Need It, but Hopefully You Won’t Have

to Pull the Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Leading from Where You Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Meeting Other People Where They Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

No Like-y? No Problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Influence Right Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

Woman 2 Woman: Finding Your Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

16 That’s Great and All, but Nobody Knows Who You Are. . . . 184

What’s Your Worth?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

The Difference Between Mentors and Sponsors . . . . . . . . 188

Woman 2 Woman: On Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

How to Handle: Tricky Leadership Situations @ Work . . . . . . . . 192

Action Plan: Leadership Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Section 6: Toolbox

Tool 1: Career Plan Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200

Tool 2: Six-Month Check-In Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Tool 3: Personal Career Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Tool 4: Leadership Readiness Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

Tool 5: 20 Things Every Career Woman Must Know . . . . . . . . . 211

Epilogue: The Glass Ceiling Is

Only There If You Think It Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

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