Swim with the Dolphins: How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America on Their Own Terms

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Based on interviews with female managers, and featuring helpful charts and lists, this intelligent blueprint for managerial achievement presents new techniques for success in corporate America that rely on traditional "feminine" strengths--nurturing, caring, motivating and other characteristics that empower managers and help employees thrive.

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Until recently, working in corporate America was like swimming in a pool of sharks. Command-and-control was the watchword of the day, and circling near the top of most hierarchies were cold-blooded sharks. You know the type. Tough. Arrogant. Ruthless. Maybe you even tried to mimic them - and if so, you weren't alone. Many women, in their efforts to climb the corporate ladder, attempted to emulate the sharks. But for most, it wasn't a comfortable fit. And no wonder. Women aren't like sharp-toothed predators. They're more like dolphins. Unlike sharks, who prefer working in rigid traditional hierarchies, dolphins thrive in teams organized around networks. Comfortable with power, they rarely abuse it, viewing themselves as leaders rather than bosses. And although they value the bottom line as much as any shark, they know that the bottom line grows fastest in a flexible workplace where people are satisfied and motivated to do their best. With their tough but caring ways, women have the very characteristics America's forward-thinking corporations are looking for in today's fiercely competitive and ever-changing business environment. Now, there's a navigational map to guide you through the new corporate waters. Swim with the Dolphins is loaded with specific strategies and hands-on advice that will help make you, as a woman, a better manager, both for yourself and for your company. Based on interviews with more than 200 successful female managers, it will show you how to attract, hire, and keep good employees; build and coach effective teams; share the workload; motivate and inspire your staff; manage conflict and difficult employees; set the stage for win-win negotiations; bounce back fromadversity; work smarter, not harder; get noticed and promoted; avoid the fear of failure, and prevent stress from managing you; overcome obstacles that female managers still encounter in corporate America...and much more. Whether you're a trainee or an executive, learn to swim with the dolphins, and succeed in business. You'll succeed on your own terms. And succeed without selling out.

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Citing profile-interviews with more than 200 woman managers in top corporations?Tellabs, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Xerox, MTV, Westinghouse et al.?Glaser and Smalley (More Power to You) here describe the new business world in which gregarious, caring women (dolphins) successfully counteract the perceived harsh and entrenched management attitudes of men (sharks). "Being female is no longer a hindrance. It's an advantage," stress the authors, who have discovered a broad range of humane and productive innovations in job orientation, team building, quality control, stress defusing and so on that women workers, largely through qualities traditionally ascribed to females, have effected in the workplace. Being "leaders" rather than "bosses," the authors find, most women show firm but fair and good-humored guidance, are patient listeners and negotiators and "make decisions from the heart as well as the head." They seem, moreover, to share power readily, admit mistakes and welcome new ideas. An inviting and enlightening guide that businessmen should read.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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