Summary of Swim With the Dolphins
How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America on Their Own Terms
In other words, the best way to be a strong woman executive is...act like a very smart girl.
Connie Brown Glaser and Barbara Steinberg Smalley argue that female managers no longer need to act like men to be successful. Instead, women managers should depend on their natural attributes - intuition, nurturing, having respect for individuals - to create webs rather than hierarchies. This bold, timely book is packed with profiles of women who have succeeded on their own terms. The writing is lean and cuts to the chase. getAbstract.com recommends this book as a likely inspiration and a helpful guide to most women (particularly managers) trying to cope with the old folkways of corporate America. The male manager will also find that it offers him a new perspective at work and a wake-up call at home. [Note: This book is not linked to Harvey MacKay’s Swim With the Sharks, which focuses on selling, negotiating, and marketing.]
In this summary, you will learn
- Why, as a female leader, you don’t need to act like a man to be successul;
- How to maintain an environment that will best suit your employees’ needs and talents; and
- How to get noticed and promoted.
About the Authors
Connie Glaser is a nationally recognized communications consultant who has helped thousands of women excel in the corporate world. Barbara Steinberg Smalley has written extensively on women’s issues.
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