ROGERS' RULES FOR BUSINESSWOMEN: How to Start a Career and Move Up the Ladder by Henry C. Rogers

ROGERS' RULES FOR BUSINESSWOMEN: How to Start a Career and Move Up the Ladder

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From the Rogers of Rogers' Rules for Success (1984) comes this entertaining and candid how-to book for women in the business world. Drawing on the experience of his female friends and business associates, Rogers begins with the deceptively simple question: ""Do you really want a career?"" If the answer is yes, he contends, then you must be prepared to play office politics, wake up each morning with butterflies in your stomach, and be the best prepared, most dedicated employee of your company. Echoing pointers from Rules for Success, Rogers notes that the successful businesswoman is always ready to learn, and that her boss is aware of her dedication and eagerness. For Rogers, no tactic is too pushy, including sending a rose to a prospective employer. Most of Rogers' advice is more standard; he suggest that women read trade journals, never say that's not my job, and look for mentors. Meanwhile, Rogers is unabashedly realistic concerning sexual discrimination and harassment, noting, for example, that suing the offender will probably end your career in that field. And while he notes that discrimination takes place, he insists on looking to the women who do make it to the top of the corporate ladder. A useful guide--particularly for young women--to the subtleties of office politics.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1988
Publisher: St. Martin's