Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power

  • by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt, Sharon Allen (foreword)
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best-seller on how women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules of leadership.
Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations - a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can more women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way, then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear a path.
For example, the old rule of "Focus on Others" must be replaced by "Take Center Stage"; "Hard Work Will Get You There" must yield to "Be Politically Savvy". "Play It Safe" must give way to "Play to Win". "Ask Permission" must be replaced by "Proceed Until Apprehended". This book:


Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executives in Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the authors' new research and ongoing work with over 5,000 professional women
Showcases previously untold stories from high-profile women, including Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc.); Susan Ivey (CEO, Reynolds American)' Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology and Operations for Bank of America); Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions); and more
Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at the highest levels
This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transform their assumptions and join the senior ranks of American business.
Foreword by Sharon Allen, Chairman of Deloitte.

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Important book for working women

I read this book because it was recommended and being discussed by a women's group at work. I'm so glad I did. I can look back and see examples of some of the scenarios that played out in my own career. I now plan to adopt a different way of thinking...new rules, as it were, to deal with some of the challenges. Thanks to the authors for helping me see clearly!
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- Elaine

Eye Opening

Great Book and well put. I will listen to this a few times, thank you.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios