In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women : Indirect Aggression Among Women : Why We Hurt Each Other and How to Stop

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"In the Company of Women" explains how indirect, or "relational," aggression can hurt women and hinder them from achieving success and harmony in their adult lives. Gender studies have shown that when a goal is in sight, men generally use direct action to attain it. Women, on the other hand, have been socialized to express aggressive actions through indirect means-using behavior such as shunning, stigmatizing, and With startling insights into the meaning of our everyday behavior, this book offers straightforward techniques to change conflict among women into cooperation by resolving discords peaceably, building relationships, and making the most of women's unique leadership and communication skills."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585422231
  • 9781585422234
  • 647,781

About Pat Heim

Pat Heim, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker and consultant. Her Los Angeles firm, Heim & Associates, has been providing services in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and gender differences to hundreds of organizations, including AT&T, the Los Angeles Times, General Motors, the American Medical Association, and Price Waterhouse. She has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado. Susan Murphy, Ph.D., MBA, is the president of Energy Engineering, Inc. Heim and Murphy speak about workplace gender issues to more than 50,000 individuals each year."show more

Table of contents

In the Company of WomenIntroduction Part I: Conflict: Why Women Behave the Way They Do One: The Golden Triangle: Relationships, Power, and Self-Esteem Two: The Power Dead-Even Rule Three: From the XX Files: The Origins of Woman-to-Woman Conflict Four: Lessons from Childhood Five: The Bitch Factor: Indirect Aggression Part II: Colleagues: Finding Powerful Allies and Friends Among Women in the Workplace Six: The Goal Is the Relationship Seven: Loosening Power Dead-Even Double Binds Eight: How to Have Healthy Conflict with Another Woman Nine: Handling Conflict with Style Ten: How to Be an Effective Female Leader Eleven: Building a Dream Team A Final Word Appendix A: Books on Self-Esteem Appendix B: Conflict Styles Questionnaire Answer Keyshow more

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