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How to be successful without hurting men's feelings : non-threatening leadership strategies for women / Sarah Cooper.

By: Cooper, Sarah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Square Peg, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 209 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 19 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781910931202; 1910931209.Other title: How to be successful without hurting mens feelings.Subject(s): Women -- Employment -- Humor | Businesswomen -- Humor | Success in business -- Humor | Career development -- HumorDDC classification: 650.1082 Summary: The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing. Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable. This wickedly funny tongue-in-cheek guide to workplace identity politics shows women how to be successful in a non-threatening way which absolutely won't risk hurting any men's feelings.
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The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing.

Ask for a pay rise? Pushy.
Take credit for an idea? Arrogant.
Admit a mistake? Weak.
Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable.

In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings , Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings , illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers and become leaders, without harming the fragile male ego.

This wickedly funny tongue-in-cheek guide includes chapters on 'How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It', '9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women', and 'Choose Your Own Adventure- Do You Want to Be Likeable or Successful?'. It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish explaining things.

When all else fails, there is a set of cut-outable moustaches inside to allow women to seem more man-like , which will probably lead to a quick promotion!

PRAISE FOR 100 TRICKS TO APPEAR SMART IN MEETINGS -
'A lot of fun and absolutely on the money' Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year

'Even though it's mostly a comedy book, I can't help but think how legitmately useful I would have found this in my early twenties' The Pool

'Sarah Cooper is uncannily spot on when describing the seemingly innocent behaviours of people attempting to impress others' Christine Tsai, Founding Partner, 500 STARTUPS

The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing. Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable. This wickedly funny tongue-in-cheek guide to workplace identity politics shows women how to be successful in a non-threatening way which absolutely won't risk hurting any men's feelings.

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Publishers Weekly Review

With chapters on "How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It" to "How to Bring Your True Self to Work and Then Hide It Completely," this relentlessly tongue-in-cheek guide offers a playful look at the paradoxes and double standards with which many working women are intimately familiar. Cooper (100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings) transforms all-too-common workplace experiences into charts, graphs, and worksheets to mercilessly satirize double standards, and though some advice is groan inducing ("When collaborating with a man, type using only one finger. Skill and speed are very off-putting," or "When all else fails, wear a mustache so everyone sees you as more man-like"), other recommendations nod at sharper, sometimes depressing, truths: "Pepper your emails with exclamation marks and emojis.... Your lack of efficient communication will make you seem more approachable." In light of #MeToo and #TimesUp, the chapter on "How to Be Harassed Without Hurting His Career" is especially prickly: "Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious offense and will not be tolerated, except in cases where the harasser was clearly joking and you need to relax." Filled with sarcastic one-liners, Cooper's pseudomanual is likely to illicit sad chuckles and knowing nods from women in white-collar professions, but while it outlines common workplace issues, it doesn't offer much in the way of solutions to them. Color illus. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.