Beta: Quiet Girls Can Run the World: There is more than one way to be the boss
What does success look like? 5AM conference calls and late nights in the office? Winning every argument in the office and always getting your own way? What does a successful woman look like? The shoulder-pad wearing Alpha? The dogmatist who rules with an iron fist?
The reality is far more nuanced. Yet women are still pigeonholed as Alpha boss, or Beta secretary or assistan...more
So, when Alyssa offered me a free copy from Pansing, I am intrigue to know more. You see, before this, convinced that I'm an alpha, I read numerous articles on the ...more
The book starts of strong, defining the difference between the Alpha and Beta women in the workplace and their different approaches. I really enjoyed the anecdotes that the author gathered from what I guess are friends, current and former colleagues. I don't remember any anecdotes from women over 40 though which is a pity because any woman with 20+ years of workplace experience is goi ...more
What does success look like for women in the workplace? Is it hitting the gym at 5 am every morning and then going from power meeting to presentation after presentation all day long? Is it working later than everyone else, scowling at anyone else who leaves on time? Can you only be successful if you rule your team by fear and by always getting your own way?
Women in business are far more individual, but the stereotypes ...more
Depending on your education and place of origin, the title "Beta" could imply "better" – at least that came to me just before I sat down to write this review.
The title apparently refers to constructs used by an organisation consultant called called Eddie Erlandson, who I had to look up. I should say at this point that a humble ex-consultant ...more
A great book to read, not just for the quiet girls, but the loud ones, and men too. Rebecca Holman breaks down the stereotypes and what one needs to command attention and be successful. It will make you reflect on your own personality and hopefully give you some tips as well.
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