Thursday, February 4, 2010

CAREER GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape: Review and Giveaway

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CAREER GPS:

Strategies for Women Navigating
the New Corporate Landscape
by ELLA L. J. EDMONDSON BELL, Ph.D.
with LINDA VILLAROSA

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The workplace is constantly in flux, and even now there are new opportunities open to women. But to take advantage of these possibilities, it's essential to know the current rules for corporate success. This isn't your father's or your mother's workplace anymore!

Whether it's the CEO seat, an executive manager slot, or a more intrapreneurial position, women who follow Career GPS will have what it takes to gain their professional goals.

Dr. Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., an authority on career development, has worked with women across a variety of fields and in different kinds of corporations, from Fortune 500s to start-ups. Here she offers guidelines to help women forge their own pathways to professional ascent, providing tips for maximizing a review, networking in a relevant way, and much more. According to Dr. Bell:
  • Think working hard is enough to be recognized? It's not enough to assume your effort will speak for itself. You have to socialize with the decision makers. It might not mean you have to pick up the golf clubs, but you do have to figure out what works in your own organization.

  • Parlez-vous Françis? Learning Mandarin? If you work for a global company and aspire to an extreme job or higher, make it known that you would take an overseas assignment to advance your career.

  • Nowhere to go right now? Even in hard times there are options. Learn a lateral skill -- such as accounting -- so when the company is firing on all engines again, you will impress through the breadth of your knowledge.
Drawing from her work as a consultant to some of the country's most prestigious Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Bell helps readers succeed at every level in a dynamic corporate marketplace. Career GPS combines Dr. Bell's academic knowledge and expertise with dozens of heartfelt first-person stories from smart women who rose through the ranks. Here is a book that will guide women of all cultures, ages, and levels of experience to their career goals.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., is an associate professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the coauthor of the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and Their Struggle for Professional Identity. She has written for Essence Magazine, including the monthly "Working Smart" column. Frequently quoted by journalists, Dr. Bell has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, and Fast Company, among many other publications. She splits her time between Hanover, New Hampshire, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

For more information, view Linda Villarosa's Web site.

REVIEW:

There is finally a book about careers for women that keeps up with the times in order to take advantage of all the possibilities in the new job market. In order to achieve corporate success, women must learn the most up-to-date rules. Dr.Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell has highlighted the opportunities for women of all age, culture, and according to their area of expertise and level of experience.

Whether you like it or not, networking is important so as idealistically we want to be judged on our background, it is who you know and how you act that will help you up that ladder faster. Points from how to polish your resume to how to dress are even included. The job market is tough for everyone and if it means you make a lateral move rather than an upward move for a while, it can only help as you gain more experience and make more connections.

Dr. Bell has included many wonderful first-hand stories of success from women who worked their way up to their goal and how they did it. The book gives the reader spirit to work toward their goal, but also supplies the practical advice, exercises, and different examples of how to better your life without having to be someone you aren't. This book should be like your handbook on how to compete in our global markets, develop leadership, and at the same time manage yourself so that you get what you want but also have a good and happy life.

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30 comments:

enyl said...

I found the advice about making lateral moves and gaining breadth of knowledge very intresting. this book is a goldmine for career women.
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enyl said...

i learned that Dr.Bell has taught at some of the most prestigous universities in this country.
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enyl said...

Google Friend Connect follower.
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e-mail subscriber.
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Following via Networked Blogs.
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g.g. said...

I think it is interesting to think about a lateral move as I wonder how many people consider it with times as they are..sounds good to me

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g.g. said...

She teaches at Dartmouth

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g.g. said...

I follow on google friend

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g.g. said...

I subscribe by email

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Wickdogg said...

I agree that networking is very important in these times..sad but true that you aren't always hired because you are the best qualified

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Wickdogg said...

She wrote another book..Our Separate Ways

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Wickdogg said...

I follow on google friend

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Margie said...

Interesting how very important networking is in the workplace.
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I follow via email and google reader.
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Margie said...

The author was the keynote speaker at the diversity conference in NY on Feb 4.
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Linda Henderson said...

I think gaining knowledge to lead your way to advancement would be very beneficial to any woman.

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Linda Henderson said...

She is the founder and president of Ascent - Leading Multicultural Women To The Top.

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I follow on Google.

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Bani said...

This book would be very helpful for me! I'm in college now and looking for an excellent career will be on my plate before long. I read the review and description, what sounds most interesting are the backgrounds and various women and how they managed to find good careers.

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Bani said...

I went to the author's site and checked out her "My Author" section. Her dog is so cute. :) I see she's worked a monthly column for Essence mag.

Bani said...

I'm following you via Google Connect, name is Bani. I was follower #600! :D

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Bani said...

Tweeted- http://twitter.com/baniclips/status/9045961001

DarcyO said...

So true about networking and socializing. You have to keep up those contacts. This sounds like a great book. Please include me.

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DarcyO said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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Winning Readings said...

The lateral move option is interesting!

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We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/02/career-gps.html

amweeks said...

I like that "Dr.Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell has highlighted the opportunities for women of all age, culture, and according to their area of expertise and level of experience." After having taken more than 10 years off out of the workplace, I'm considering heading back in sometime in the next few years.

amweeks said...

I see that the author has also written: Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity

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