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How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job

Ready to take the next step in your career . . . but not sure what’s holding you back? Read on.

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers–men and women–to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it’s too late.

Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more.

Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it.

Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it.

Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall’s classic best seller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, their new book How Women Rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

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Anonymous says:

Timely Resource for Addressing Default Behaviors That Impact Performance, Effectiveness, and Progress. OK. I am a guy who bought the book, How Women Rise. Let me share some background, before I attempt to share the immense value of this resource.Sally Helgesen’s book, The Female Advantage, was read in 1996, my first year as an entrepreneurial organizational development specialist. I had not read many, if any leadership books penned by women in the ten years that preceded Sally’s book, and the title intrigued me. I read Marshall’s book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, in 2007;…

Anonymous says:

written for high powered executives While I think the specific 12 habits can easily apply to all women in all professions, I found the book largely inaccessible because it frames everything in the context of high powered corporate executives. If you work in a trade or do hands on work in a STEM field, you’re going to have to do a lot of mental gymnastics to apply the 12 habits to your situation. While the habits themselves are fairly straightforward like using minimizing language or failure to promote yourself, the solutions…

Anonymous says:

So easy to find myself in these pages Fluidly written and easy to read, it’s also easy to find oneself in the pages of How Women Rise. I was hooked from the title of Part I—On Being Stuck. I want to avoid being stuck about as much as anything I can think of, and it’s my goal in coaching others—to learn how to avoid being stuck and to move from stuck to un-stuck if necessary. Much of the leadership literature is still aimed at improving the behaviors and increasing the success of a largely male audience; Helgesen and Goldsmith have…

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