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Popular leadership blogger gives the low-down on standing up for yourselfIn "Pushback," top leadership consultant Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is critical to success. Yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in getting less of what they want--promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. This book shines a light on ...more
Hardcover, 1, 224 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated (first published March 22nd 2012)
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Robin
Much of the information in this book I learned through Managing Up, Negotiation and Emotional Intelligence courses, however Pushback:How Smart Women Ask--Stand Up--For What They Want pulls it all together with interviews with women executives, psychological and executive research findings and practical methods to prepare for negotiations or difficult conversations.

This book is aimed to women who are interested in moving up in their career. Selena Rezvani, author and leadership blogger sums it up
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Word Owl
None of the information was exactly new or surprising, nevertheless it was a great, practical read. ...more
Tracey Axnick
10/21/2014
I went out and picked up the hard copy of the book - I simply felt it HAD to be better than the audio version. And guess what? It was!
The book is well structured and has some excellent ideas. I enjoyed it very much, and recommend it for any woman in the workplace. However, I can't recommend the audio version - try as I might, I just couldn't get past the narrator's grating and sarcastic voice and delivery.


7/24/2014
Tried listening to this title via Audible but the narrator had a dread
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Tanya Tokareva
I liked the interviews with women executives part, however most of the book was about the basics of negotiations which is useful but not what I expected to get out of this book.
Lucas
Interesting and useful information and perspective on business, negotiation, and one's career.
Desi
There are books out there on women and negotiation and some are better than others- consider this one in the "better" category. Using her research of women executives from different industries, the author identifies why we need to negotiate and what's at stake if we don't. I definitely think the tips in this book can help me make a bigger impact- not just when negotiating, but in contentious meetings and debates too. The use of many scenarios, firsthand stories and research data points reinforce ...more
Brittni
This didn't really apply to my professional career.
Stephanie
Nothing new here for me. This is a limited topic. I didn't find this to be an engaging read.
Kelly
Loaded with practical advice and strategies. Ms. Rezvani is adept at providing ample quotes and examples to illustrate her points, which I found helpful when trying to draw parallels to my own situation. Highly recommended.
Lucy Barber
Aug 17, 2012 Lucy Barber is currently reading it
I like Rezvani's approach to teaching women coming up in the heat of their careers how to how negotiation tactics. Good read for all those women out there who are motivated to break through.
Ann
Apr 06, 2014 Ann added it
Quick read on better negotiation techniques. Liked the page on skill statements and being objective on conflict situations.
Kathleen McDonald
Unlike many "ask" books, this one give clear advice, worksheets, and scenarios. Let's see if it works :)
Talia
This book contains mostly basic information but it did help me boost my career confidence. :)
Smith
May 02, 2012 Smith is currently reading it
Excellent read and step by step approach for women looking to enhance their negotiation skills.
Maria Meadows
Great book for women in business.
Sara Ramezani
being smart and bold!
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Selena Rezvani serves as the president of NextGenWomen, LLC. Her goal is to
propel more women into the top echelons of businesses - an objective she
achieves through her writing, consulting, and speaking engagements. Selena wrote her debut book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won't Learn in Business School (Praeger, 2009) while pursuing her MBA at Johns Hopkins Unive
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