What It Takes: Speak Up, Step Up, Move Up: A Modern Woman's Guide to Success in Business

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9780312340193: What It Takes: Speak Up, Step Up, Move Up: A Modern Woman's Guide to Success in Business

Amy Henry, a formidable businesswoman and the last woman standing on NBC's hit reality show The Apprentice, shares her experiences, tips, and in-your-face advice for moving up in today's workplace. Yes, men have written the rules for a long time---in What It Takes, Amy Henry shows young businesswomen how to make those rules work for them.

With a ten-year career in business, Amy has shown she has what it takes---determination, brains, creativity, professionalism, and charm---to thrive in today's business world. What It Takes is an in-depth look at the strategies and tactics Amy uses to make the workplace work for her. With examples from Amy's and other businesswomen's real-life experiences, as well as advice from experts, What It Takes is the most honest guide for women in the workplace available today.

Hip, frank, and controversial, What It Takes is the ultimate guide to the reality of today's business world---and Amy Henry is the new model for young businesswomen.

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What does it take to be a successful businesswoman in today's working environment?

- No crying in the boardroom---use the right emotions at work.
- Know the power of networking---get connected to the right people.
- Negotiate for what you're worth---get the compensation you deserve.
- Make your accomplishments known--- how stealth bragging gets you noticed.
- Speak assertively---confidence isn't arrogance.
- Employ humor and charm---your personality is an asset.
- Dating at work---know the consequences.
- Ask forgiveness not permission---take a risk.

What It Takes is packed with real-life workplace examples, practical advice, and strategies on how to work smart, get ahead, and prosper in today's modern workplace.

About the Author:

Amy Henry was born and bred in Texas, where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her MBA. An accomplished businesswoman, she spent numerous years working in senior-level positions for leading technology companies across the United States. Most recently the last woman standing on NBC's hit reality show The Apprentice, Amy currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she works as an independent consultant and motivational speaker.

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