I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This : Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl ShouldKnow

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Whether just starting out, newly promoted, getting back into a career after a mommy sabbatical, or reinventing a new you, "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This" shows how to master the learning curve, make the right choices, and super-size success. With her trademark savvy and wit, Kate White helps readers learn how to: Get It: The most important ingredient for success is Going for the Burn-making a bold move at the right moment. For Kate, for instance, it was putting Lady Gaga on the cover of Cosmo when she first burst onto the scene, creating a sensation and a bestselling issue, and sending a "10 Reasons You Shouldn't Leave" memo to a staffer, convincing her to stay. Fearlessness and confidence on the fly is key. Go Big: Gaining success isn't enough-you've got to run with it. Women often make the mistake of settling into their success, failing to realize how much they now have to step up their game. To go big with your success means following a different set of rules than those you've heard-from dressing up several notches to handling crises in a new way. Savor It: Success isn't worth much if it doesn't enrich your life.
Work can get crazy; so you need to devise strategies to guarantee that the pleasures trump the pain. "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This" combines no-nonsense advice from dozens of successful women as well as Kate herself. It also includes behind-the-scenes stories and a truly unique perspective to help every professional woman get the most out of her career.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 521.63g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperBusiness
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062122126
  • 9780062122124
  • 542,484

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"This is NOT your mother's plodding, nose-to-the-grindstone, put-on-a-power-suit career guide. Kate White gives us her witty and wise secret sauce to fast-tracking your career, thinking big, having fun, getting the money you deserve--all while pursuing your passion." -- Claire Shipman, ABC News Correspondent and co-author of Womenomics "Kate's fierce courage and determination make this book a witty, fun, and refreshingly blunt read for career women-teachers and CEOs alike!" -- Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host and author of Knowing Your Value "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This packs a powerful punch: Ms. White covers every possible topic the up-and-coming female executive will need to tuck into her Prada portfolio. This book should be on every career-minded woman's bookshelf dog-eared and well read." -- New York Journal of Books "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This is packed with practical lessons she's learned over a long tenure as a leader." -- Fast Company "White offers straight-shooting career advice to women at all stages of their professional lives...her advice is useful and delightfully no-nonsense. A smart, savvy guide for working women looking to climb the professional ladder and maintain positions of power." -- Kirkus Reviews "It will come as no surprise that White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, would write a career guide that's lively, funny, and rife with quick-read tips. White's enthusiasm and verve combine with tales of challenges and successes from a fascinating career...An energetic, inspiring career memoir." -- Publishers Weekly "White's advice is smart and pithy-and maybe I shouldn't be telling you this, but guys can get plenty from this book, too." -- Reader's Digest
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Back cover copy

Kate White--New York Times bestselling author, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan for fourteen years, and motivational speaker--shares her gutsy secrets to success in this witty, straight-talking new career guide for women.

Whether you've just settled into your first work cubicle and have no clue how to go after the success you crave, or you've already got a sweet little office but you aren't sure how to take your career to the next level, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This gives you all the secrets you need to become a success, go big with it, and then savor every second. It is jam-packed with insider strategies, interviews with women at the top of their game, and Kate's advice from her own career running five major magazines (including one of the bestselling women's magazines in the world, Cosmopolitan). She hows you how to break out of the pack, master the learning curve, make bold moves, and, ultimately, have the career you've always lusted for!

Kate shares five secrets every woman needs to know--how to:

- Land a Job You're Truly Passionate About
- Use "Bitch Envy" to Your Advantage
- Radiate Confidence and Get Buzzed About (Without Worrying What Other People Think)
- Ask for the Money You Want--and Get It
- Manage Your Career and Not Just Your Job (It's a Whole Different Ball Game!)

But more than anything, Kate says, you have to go big or go home--do what's unexpected and always keep your career trajectory in mind. It might be tackling a project that no one else is taking on and nailing it--then making sure your boss knows it. Or it might be developing a "golden gut" that will help you to break the rules the right way, so you always end up shining. In I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, Kate White shares the kinds of secrets no boss is ever likely to spill--all with her irreverent wit and candid style. You'll come away with the know-how you need--and you'll feel as though you've just gotten up from a fabulously dishy lunch!
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About Kate White

Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the standalone psychological thrillers The Wrong Man, Eyes on You, Hush, The Sixes, and the Bailey Weggins mystery series. White is also the author of popular career books for women, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For. She lives in New York City.
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