Every person in the workforce should read it. But women do need to know the basic rules so that they can understand the full consequences of their every action and how it makes an impact on their career. Gail Evans has some good stories, but more importantly, she comes across as definitely authentic. I'm glad I bought this book back in 2000, and I'm glad I kept it all these years. Writing in light, accessible prose, Evans supports her observations with both personal and professional anecdotes and covers the gamut of women's experiences on the corporate path. But I was visiting a friend who has tons of them and also keeps much different hours than I do, so I was taking advantage of her library. Men need to read it to understand gender differences and level the playing field.
Interestingly, I find that a lot of men miss these points, too. An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men and women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace. What I loved about the book is that the author gives advices and doesn't try to force her opinions on the reader and she never says that one gender is better than the other. Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. More so, she starts and ends the book in the best way possible - you need to love the job that you are doing and that might not mean you want to climb the corporate ladder if you are very comfortable in a differnt sort of role. The game of business is played on a field where males have been comfortable since they were very young, says Evans.
Czytałem polską edycję i ją recenzuję. I can really recommend this book if you w I really liked the way the author described the different ways men and women grow up. Full of very useful advice but could be written better. The author provides what we can call a set of rules on how to behave, as a women, in the workplace. I am reviewing polish edition, since it's the one I read. It tended to ramble on and on and I was confused what the point was half the time. And when in doubt, in a tough situation, be just as confident as a mediocre white man.
Now, in her book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, Gail Evans reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage. Evans readily admits that the rules of business are men's rules. Reading this book was an eye opener. It was good to see I took some advice along the years. While I believe she makes a very good unscientific case and does a terrific job of making a list of do's and don'ts, as a business communication trainer, I have found there are many men who hav I read this book many years ago when I needed to get a better handle on my own professionalism at work.
It helped me re-evaluate my goals and rethink, why are they my goals? Men know these rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career. I got this book from a budgeted bookstore and no wonder people gave away it. Basically, any advice we get that suggest we act like the individuals we are is good advice. It's really suprised me the way Gail Evans explaining how the emphasis on relationships and results need to be balanced at work. I love that this highly educated, executive vice president took the time to lay out the real rules of business not taught in school, to help women succeed. Damsko-męskie relacje w pracy też zasługują na książkę, bo wychowanie dziewczynek nie zawsze obejmuje aspekt robienia kariery.
I work in a field that is pretty male-dominated, and in an office that has hardly any females in my position. What is my definition of success? The book then offers practical advice in dealing with them confidently. Achei particularmente relevante o capítulo em que a autora define as 14 regras básicas para o sucesso: Peça abertamente Fale abertamente Faça-se ouvir Promova-se Não esteja à espera de fazer amigos Aceite a incerteza Corra riscos Seja impostora Pense pequeno Não viva angustiada Obedeça ao líder de equipa Não assuma responsabilidades sem ter autoridade Sente-se à mesa Ria-se Segundo Gail Evans, as mulheres são muito mais relacionais que os homens e para vencer precisam encarar este mundo do trabalho como um jogo, tal como os homens fazem. Men need to read it to understand gender differences and level the playing field. Most women were never taught how to play the game of business.
But women do need to know the basic rules so that they can understand the full consequences of their every action and how it makes an impact on their career. Now, in her book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, Gail Evans reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage. That's what the book is telling us. Learn how to play the game, and win. The author provides what we can call a set of rules on how to behave, as a women, in the workplace. Women, on the other hand, enter the game disadvantaged, having been taught to be cooperative rather than competitive, to enjoy the process rather than simply the result, and to seek approval rather than assume success. After you read and apply this book, I suggest that you think about applying it to nonwork situations, as well.
I would recommend this to any woman who is currently feeling isolated or frustrated in her career, or for that matter any woman who wants to move forward in her career! I am always looking for a new perspective in sales and though this is more of a business how-to book in relation to women and their behavior I feel Outstanding. Men know the rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career. It's a really fast read. Now when they choose to pursue career in male-dominant field, then they do not know the rules, that have frequently been shaped and made by men, sometimes even many years before. English version at the bottom. To ma zalety, ale nie wtedy, kiedy tak wychowana babka chce robić karierę w tzw. Some points and views in the book are contradicted t This book is completely biased and sexist.
If happiness in your career for you in gaining a more powerful position in corporate America, then here a very concrete suggestions on how to do that. Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. Apparently, as a woman in business, you can be a Mother, a Wife, a Daughter, or a Mistress. Each player has position and knows the job. And because men create the rules in the game of business, and because women are only now trying to be effective competitors, we will prosper only when we are familiar with those rules.
Trzecie, autorka nie pisze banałów o niesprawiedliwości dziejów, nie sugeruje, że mężczyźni to zło, nie zachęca do walki z wiatrakami i nie szermuje polityczną poprawnością. Stripped of emotional charge, these issues quickly shrink to manageable size. Czytałem polską edycję i ją recenzuję. Most women were never taught how to play the game of business. It's a game where winning is the obvious and only objective and where aggression, self-promotion, a tough skin, and an effective display of power are the signs of a winner. .