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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. September 2001

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  • Taschenbuch: 208 Seiten
  • Verlag: Crown Business; Auflage: Reprint (11. September 2001)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 076790463X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767904636
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 1,4 x 20,3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 12.921 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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The fact that there are few women occupying top-level positions in corporate America has, for a long time, been blamed on a ubiquitous "glass ceiling." But according to Gail Evans, this is a tired myth implying a woman is a "person-who's-done-to instead of a person-who's-doing." In Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, CNN's ebullient--and successful--executive vice president puts forth a new thesis: women are not in star positions because they haven't yet learned how to play the game.

The game of business is played on a field where males have been comfortable since they were very young, says Evans. 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. 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. In her entertaining, informative, and practical book, Evans sets out to level the playing field by providing instructions on how men play and by teaching women to play smarter and win on their own terms. In one section, where she offers such advice as "Toot Your Own Horn," "Accept Uncertainty," and "Be an Imposter," Evans presents a common business scenario. She shows the typical male and female responses to it, analyzes the problem with the woman's reaction, and offers advice on what to do differently. 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. Evans's message is inspiring: women can learn to play the game as well as any man and bring with them a unique set of skills and experiences.

It's impossible to ignore a woman who has reached the top of her profession in a tough business and is still prepared to claim that "everything I ever needed to know about business I learned driving the car pool." --S. Ketchum -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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"I want to let you women in on a secret I've learned through my years in the corporate world: There is a set of unwritten rules in business and, while you may not choose to follow all of them, if you don't know what they are, you might as well be playing the game with both hands tied behind your back."
--Gail Evans

Praise for Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman:

"[This] book is perfect for any woman looking for a step-by-step guide to becoming just as ruthless–and successful–as her boss."
--USA Today

"It's…The Rules for women on the corporate ladder, a no-nonsense look at what isn’t fair and how to get beyond it."
--Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service

"Gail Evans…has put together a practical, honest, often humorous playbook for career success that every woman (and a few men) should read… Read the book. Learn how to play the game, and win. Men shouldn’t be the only ones having fun."
--Press & Sun


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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Martina am 8. Juli 2000
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I have owned my own business for years, and I disagree with virtually all of this book. While it has some snippets of good advice for women [don't be hesitant, apologetic or act unsure], it also had some ridiculous inconsistencies and stereotypes.
For example, Evans almost worships the way men do things, and portrays all women as incompetent at business, given their alleged stereotypical upbringing of playing with dolls and nurturing. She reinforces every negative stereotype about women. She discusses how men are naturally confident, and suggests that women pretend they are confident, even if they are not; however, in a later chapter, she says, "be yourself; be a woman; use your feminine wiles," because if you pretend, they will see through you. That's just not consistent advice.
She says women must appear serious about their work; but then later says it won't hurt your career to go off on the "Mommy track" for a few years. That is simply unrealistic in most companies.
In early chapters, she says women have to demand what they feel they deserve in the workplace just like men; yet, at the end of the book she contradicts this by grousing about how men can get away with things we women can't [they are allowed to get angry and be rude, fat and ugly; we absolutely cannot]. So which is it? Do we try to act like them; or like women; hard to tell from this rambling and inconsistent book.
Finally, the worst advice of all! She tells women they can contribute more to society and their careers by trying to work their way up in a large corporation, rather than leaving to start their own business, or by getting more fulfilling work at a smaller employer. This is preposterous. Even Ms.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Donald Mitchell TOP 1000 REZENSENT am 1. Mai 2000
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This book is pitched as one that is helpful for women. I am sure that is the case. Not being a woman, I have to share its benefits from my perspective.
I have been a mentor for many working women, and this book does a nice job of addressing the kinds of issues that the women have brought up with me as well as the ones that I have brought up with them. In the past, I have provided copies of How to Be a Star at Work as a way to assist these women. In the future, I will provide this book, as well.
Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman does an excellent job of explaining how relationships and results need to be balanced at work. That is a juggling act that seems to confuse many women, and I found this book to be accurate and constructive in this area.
Interestingly, I find that a lot of men miss these points, too. I would also recommend this book to male colleagues and subordinates, both to make them more effective and to improve their understanding of how to communicate with female colleagues.
Basically, the book is all about miscommunication and misconception stalls that occur at work, especially the ones that tend to occur among men and women. The book is very effective in exploring those stalls and inproviding sound advice for overcoming the same stalls.
The only weakness I found in the book is that some subtle points about business interactions were missed. A lot of male aggressiveness and bluffing was described as just being acceptable, while the same thing by women is unacceptable. What Ms. Evans missed is that there is usually a kind of kidding humor involved to let everyone know that the aggressor is simply indicating a strong desire to play, backed up by self-confidence. That takes the sting out of the aggressiveness.
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"Say it ain't so!" -- That's the thought that most often crossed my mind while I was reading this book. At times, I hated that she was right--that these were the rules you had to follow to really be a successful business woman. But, the truth is, the world for women business leaders is just as she describes it. Women ARE socialized differently. Women DO have different reactions to situation than men. Women DO view business goals and transactions differently. And, yes, women ARE held to a different standard than men. It is unfortunate, even stupid, but true.
How to read this book: Women should read this book to understand the playing field, to recognize potential minefields, and to answer questions like "why can't I wear a really short skirt to the Board Meeting? They already know I'm smart!"
Then, we should make it a point to change the rules. That's what getting the power is all about.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 1. August 2000
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I was so excited about receiving this book and was very disappointed to read it's contents. It is the same old tired information once again that teaches women to act like men, except don't swear, don't laugh too loud, don't cry, basically don't act like a human being! I felt it told me to be something other than myself, which isn't to say I swear or cry on the job, I don't. However, I couldn't even finish this book because it depressed me too much. In addition, this material isn't even applicable in the Human Resources environment I work in and would probably get me fired!
There are MUCH better books available today on leadership and emotional intelligence that I would reccommend over this one.
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