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Want to Read. Rate this book. Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. Only four of the Fortune company CEOs are women, and it's Man or woman for play been in the last few years that even half of the Fortune companies have more than one female officer.
A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business. Throughout her career in the supercompetitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions. She tells them that's exactly the case: Business is indeed a game, and like any game, there are rules to playing well.
For the most part, Gail has discovered, women don't know them. 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. Now, in her book Play Like a Man, Win Like a WomanGail 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.
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. Women bring many inherent traits to the workplace that can provide them with a potential advantage over men, such as a woman's ability to form Man or woman for play, or her intuition. 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.
An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men and women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Womanis a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace.
Business Nonfiction Self Help Womens More Details. Gail Evans 14 books 9 followers. Search review text. Displaying 1 - 10 of reviews. Charlotte Dauphin. Actually she insisted that I read it, dog ear s, underline, and write in the margins! I had ly read "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office," and assumed it would be similarly well-intentioned but ineffectual.
However, once I picked it up and started reading, it was like it was describing my life. I work in a field that is pretty male-dominated, and in an office that has hardly any females in my position. I realized that what I have been doing and why I have been so frustrated with my job is the equivalent of playing Monopoly without having read the directions with a bunch of people who already know how to play. And I'm not talking about the subject matter--I passed the bar exam the same as everyone else here.
I mean the WAY you play the game. I would recommend this to any woman who is currently feeling isolated Man or woman for play frustrated in her career, or for that matter any woman who wants to move forward in her career! Emma Sea. Please excuse me while I sit and cry. It was that or slitting my wrists, and that's permanant, so. Apparently, as a woman in business, you can be a Mother, a Wife, a Daughter, or a Mistress. That's the options. Mother: It's a job for life, but the power is all covert. You have to get things done by "innuendo and manipulation.
When you're ready, move on and let him know it's all thanks to his great guidance. Mistress: Use sexual tension to work the power structure, but never, ever actually have sex. With anyone. Wife: you get to be an equal to some extent, as long as you don't remind your boss of his real wife. Accept the fact he might cut you off in meetings even though it's "frustrating and embarassing", as you know you'll have access to him in more personal time to pass along the information you have to convey: "the office equivalent of pillow talk".
What makes me most upset is the possibility that Evans is correct. The book is 12 years old, but the workplace doesn't seem to have changed much to me. Is this it? Are these our options? Pass me tissues someone, please? If you work with men you need to read this book. Leceyanti Aripurnomo. I like this book because it doesn't support Women Emancipation.
I think that if a woman wants to reach the top of the mountain, she should work hard for it.
Not just "beg a position for the sake of diversity". You want it? Work for it! Have some dignity. If you can't, don't whine. That's what the book is telling us. One of my all-time faves. Evans readily admits that the rules of business are men's rules.
But contrary to many people's belief, they weren't developed to keep women out. Rather, they were developed at a time when few women were around to give input. Stripped of emotional charge, these issues quickly shrink to manageable size. The book then offers practical advice in dealing with them confidently.
I'm serious when I say that this is the book I was searching for for about 10 years. If you're a man, I virtually guarantee that some of the most baffling things women do will begin to make sense to you! Can't recommend it highly enough. Do check it out. Shita Dewi. It's really suprised me the way Gail Evans explaining how the emphasis on relationships and need to be balanced at work. That is a juggling act that seems to confuse Man or woman for play women,including ME 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. In these cases, the are usually overemphasized at the expense of the relationships. 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. Basically, any advice we get that suggest we act like the individuals we are is good advice. After you read and apply this book, I suggest that you think about applying it to nonwork situations, as well.
Your focus on relationships versus may be out of balance in those circumstances, too. Laurie Neighbors. Problematic in some ways, but helped me get through a tough couple of weeks at work. And much less problematic than other books in this genre many of which are just plain offensive. At least it didn't have "bitches" in the title Tara R. A bible for woman in the workforce. I recommend that you read and re-read this book as you progress in your career and face challenges in the workplace.
Gail Evans is wonderful! Rachel Simmons. Author 10 books followers. I love Gail Evans and I love this book. Reading it is like bringing home a smart, sassy older sister. This is a timeless classic.
It's smart, warm, funny, and practical. Bethany Woodcock. Absolutely fascinating. Being a woman and accepting the role of a victim in the workforce can be extremely detrimental to her career and happiness.Man or woman for play
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