Be your Own Mentor

Be your Own Mentor

Strategies From Top Women on the Secrets of Success

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
Surprising secrets of success from some of America's women leaders; all the things a mentor would tell you are revealed in this mentor-in-a-book. Sheila Wellington, the president of Catalyst, draws on Catalyst research, contacts, and know-how to tell you how to understand the unspoken rules in the real world of work today and how to get ahead.

Catalyst studies reveal that having a mentor is the crucial key to success at work, and it's the single advantage men usually have, and women usually don't. Even at the best organizations for women, there is still a shortage of mentors. Be Your Own Mentor becomes that mentor for you, providing through stories and eye-opening advice a step-by-step guide to advancement. How to master the art of networking, how to create opportunities to gain experience and visibility, how to manage time, how to negotiate salary, and much, much more is discussed, as you learn from leading women how they got where they are, the mistakes they feel they've made along the way, and how they created lives of achievement and satisfaction. Hear from women such as Carly Fiorina (CEO, Hewlett-Packard), Cathleen Black (president, Hearst Magazines), Judith Rodin (president, University of Pennsylvania), and Andrea Jung (president and CEO, Avon). From that first resume all the way to the CEO's office, Be Your Own Mentor guides you along your path to success.

Be Your Own Mentor gives advice from top women on how to:
Devise a short-term and long-term career strategy
Gain visibility in the workplace and in your field
Create opportunities to gain valuable experience
Change your career path
Negotiate salary
Balance work and family
And much, much more...
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on the secrets and insights of top women in business, this practical handbook shares helpful advice on how to achieve success in one's career, examining the role of a mentor as it offers step-by-step guidelines to advancement and helps women master the art of networking, manage time, negotiate a salary, create opportunities, and more. 20,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Shares advice for women on how to achieve career success, examines the role of a mentor in preparing for advancement, and provides information on networking, time management, salary negotiation, and creating opportunities.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375500602
Branch Call Number: 650.1082 WEL
Characteristics: viii, 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Spence, Betty
Catalyst, Inc


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