ERIC Number: ED394026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Feminine Quest for Success. How To Prosper in Business and Be True to Yourself.
Bancroft, Nancy H.
This book is based on a research project in which 45 women ranging in age from 23 to 71 in a wide variety of business positions (and, for perspective, 5 men) were interviewed about their careers and work styles. The book contains advice for women who wish to advance in their careers while maintaining their identity as women. The book is organized in 11 chapters divided into 4 parts. Each chapter is filled with anecdotes about women and their experiences, often in their own words. The chapters in Part 1, "The Role of Self-Alignment at Work," cover the following topics: (1) the double-edged sword--trade-offs and contradictions at work; (2) a model for self-alignment; and (3) different genders--different styles. Part 2, "The Five Success Strategies," describes five approaches to success: the emulator, the trooper, the balancer, the seeker, and the integrator. Part 3, "How to Increase Self-Alignment," has two chapters: discovering self-alignment--awareness, acceptance, action; and the success strategies as paths to self-alignment. Part 4, "Changing the Business Environment," provides a fresh view of the organizational challenge. Contains 53 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Career Planning, Demand Occupations, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Entrepreneurship, Females, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Self Actualization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Discrimination
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 155 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-4109 ($22.95).
Publication Type: Books
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