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The myth of the nice girl : achieving a career you love without becoming a person you hate / Fran Hauser ; with Jodi Lipper.
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9781328832955
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

©2018
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xii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
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Nice is your superpower -- Be ambitious and likeable -- Speak up assertively and nicely -- Give feedback directly and kindly -- Make decisions firmly and collaboratively -- Negotiate with strategy and empathy -- Invest in yourself and be a team player -- Set boundaries and be caring -- Multiply your superpower.
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A guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves deconstructs the double standards that label and hold back women, sharing anecdotes and strategies for sidestepping regressive stereotypes, cultivating confidence, and balancing personal and professional values.
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Summary

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An Amazon Best Business Book of 2018

Named "Best New Book" by People Magazine and Refinery29

Named a Most Anticipated Title of April 2018 by Bustle and Levo

A Women@Forbes "Boss Moves Book Club" pick

A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process

In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch.

Hauser proves that women don't have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim "nice" and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more.

THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.


Author Notes

FRAN HAUSER has held senior positions at some of the world's largest digital media businesses, including Moviefone, AOL, and Time Inc. Now an angel investor, she was named one of Refinery29's "6 Most Powerful Women in NYC's Tech Scene," and has been featured by CNBC, Forbes, Vogue.com, Ad Age, and more.
 


Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
1 Nice Is Your Superpowerp. 1
2 Be Ambitious and Likeablep. 19
3 Speak Up Assertively and Nicelyp. 41
4 Give Feedback Directly and Kindlyp. 66
5 Make Decisions Firmly and Collaborativelyp. 87
6 Negotiate with Strategy and Empathyp. 109
7 Invest in Yourself and Be a Team Playerp. 129
8 Set Boundaries and Be Caringp. 151
9 Multiply Your Superpowerp. 170
Acknowledgmentsp. 190
Notesp. 194
Indexp. 199
About the Authorp. 207