Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

  • by Lois P. Frankel
  • Narrated by Lois P. Frankel
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible - at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:


Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics.
If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win.
Mistake #21: Multi-tasking.
Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it.
Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate.
Don't equate negotiation with confrontation.
Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media.
Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying referenc4e material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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What the Critics Say

"This audiobook is filled with something you or one of your friends do every day...A simple, quick guide to presenting ourselves as the strong and bold women we are." (Gail Evans, author of She Wins, You Win and Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman)
"Any woman intent on getting ahead in the corporate world should listen to this book. It's a fascinating crash course in image, influence, and communication, from an accomplished and insightful coach. Terrific stuff!" (Anne Fisher, senior writer, Fortune, and "Ask Annie" career columnist, CNNmoney.com)

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Not for Glass-Ceiling Breakers

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'd recommend this to friends who were maybe in their 50s+ and working for stuffy, traditional companies in attempt to aid survival until retirement. The advice is so dated and some of it so infuriatingly so, that I tended to miss the good points whilst I fumed about how someone could get away with so publicly criticising the over-generalised woman for 9 hours. This book should be titled "how to act like a man" - I don't care whether she verbally dismisses this in the book. Whether consciously or not, Frankel has written a book with the majority of advice being to look at how men do it and copy. Very much the "fake it until you make it", rather than "fake it until you become it" philosophy.


What could Lois P. Frankel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Turned it around to not be the 100+ mistakes. If you want the title and structure of your book to be in the negative, your message is going to come across that way. Women make mistakes. Men don't.


Was Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office worth the listening time?

Of course. Just because I didn't agree with her messages, doesn't mean I shouldn't educate myself on the opinions of others. It makes my arguments better.


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- Sam

It should be re-titled: "Tough Love"

Overall a pretty good book and worth the read. There is some really sound advice contained in it. Can't say I agreed with absolutely all the points she raised. There were a few moments when I felt like the author was a bit of a woman-basher. It would have been helpful to get a bit more of a balanced view on the things successful women do well as opposed to stressing how pathetic women are in comparison to men.
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- Chama

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio