By Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio Broadway Books, May 2007
Women managers today are often faced with a particularly daunting challenge. in the midst of doing their job, demonstrating effective leadership, and keeping their employees happy, they must also make sure they are not seen as too domineering or too much of a pushover. these demands present a constant balancing act. So, what's a girl to do?
Written in a straightforward, down-to-earth manner The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss lays out the fundamentals to help women successfully manage by mentoring employees. it offers suggestions about how to be powerful without being possessive, to be opinionated without being brassy, and to have a strong voice without micro-managing. in addition to real-life success stories and advice from women who have made it to the top, the book helps readers to hone in on personal areas-tobe-improved, using informative checklists sprinkled throughout the book. there are also multiple self-evaluation quizzes such as, Are You Too Controlling?, Are You Being Taken Advantage of? and Be Honest: Your Strengths and Weaknesses as a Leader.
While it's not a bible to live by, The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss offers practical advice for women who aspire to move into leadership positions and who want to fine tune their own management styles to be more effective.