Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nice Girls Just Don't Get It Book Review

Louis P. Frankel, PH. D. will be releasing a new book this summer. She wrote the wonderful book about nice girls not getting the corner office which contained 101 ways women sabotage their careers . She provided great insights and suggestions to improve personal practices such as communicating verbally and through body language.

She is the co-author of the upcoming book, Nice Girls Just Don't Get It 99 Ways to Win the Respect You Deserve, The Success You've Earned, and the Life You Want (Crown Archetype). Frankel and her co-author Carol Frohlinger, J.D. write, "If you are the quintessential nice girl, one who acts in ways she was socialized to behave, others in your life don't have much interest or investment in helping you change."

The book is meant to help female readers become "a winning woman" by using the strategies and tactics recommended by the authors. Once again, Frankel provides a book that has great insights into the ways of too many women, myself included.  Trying to please others first, the disease to please, and failing to believe that you deserve success and respect are symptoms of the nice girl who doesn't get what she wants.

There are several ideas presented that make so much sense including:
  • Charting your network of friends, family, and associates
  • Being SMART (Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Resistance, Time frame) about what you want
  • Learning how to say no
  • Avoiding perfectionism
  • Being tough on a problem and not on people
The book gets it right beginning with the front cover and the subtitle, win the respect you deserve, the success you've earned, and the life you want. Frankel has a distinct voice in both of the nice girls books and this book has real legs. It is a great read with applicable tips and techniques.

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