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New York Times Bestseller

How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules ofleadership

Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadershippositions in U.S. Corporations—a number that hasn't changedin over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your OwnRules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") mostwomen follow that get in the way—then delivers thecorrelating new rules that promise to clear that path. For example,the old rule of "Focus on Others" must be replaced by "Take CenterStage," "Hard Work Will Get You There" must yield to "BePolitically Savvy." "Play It Safe" must give way to "Play to Win.""Ask Permission" must be replaced by "Proceed UntilApprehended."

  • Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executivesin Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the authors' new research andongoing work with over 5,000 professional women
  • Showcases previously-untold stories from high profile womenincluding Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc.), Susan Ivey (CEO, ReynoldsAmerican), Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology andOperations for Bank of America), Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions),and more
  • Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at thehighest levels
  • Foreword by Sharon Allen, Chairman of Deloitte

This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transformtheir assumptions and join the senior ranks of Americanbusiness.

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