Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead… But Gutsy Girls Do

9  Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know

By Kate White
Warned Books, 1995
ISBN 0-446-67215-7
278 pages

The Big Idea

Are you a rule follower, a people pleaser or a paper pusher? Have you been passed over for promotions despite your efforts to be well-liked? Chances are, you are a good girl and this might just be the reason why you are being held back.

Former Good Girl Kate White brings you a 9-step program that is designed to transform you from being a good girl to a gutsy girl. Learn how to change your style and self-image and gain that much needed edge in your career.

The Myth of the Good Girl

When you were younger, everyone told you that it was important to be a good girl. You were told that you should follow the rules, act nice to everyone, and that you should hold your tongue when it comes to people of authority. You were rewarded for being a good girl and punished for being the exact opposite.

Today, you are a career woman who might still be trying to follow the path of a good girl. You must realize, however, that doing so might affect your career negatively. In fact, your good girl mannerisms and traits might be undermining your career.

Before you begin misbehaving though, it must be stressed that being a gutsy girl does not mean being bad. You must still be hardworking, respectful and kind. However, you should not be afraid to take risks. You also should not allow other people to chart the direction of your career for you.

By Kate White
Warned Books, 1995
ISBN 0-446-67215-7
278 pages

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