How to Succeed: Advice From a "Girl's Guide"

How to Succeed: Advice From a

How to Succeed: Advice From a "Girl's Guide"

Sink or Swim?  Careers are boosted by good habits and sunk by bad excuses.

We know that most of you are "IT guys." And judging from the attendee representation at tech conferences we've gone to over the years, we don't think the gender balance within the industry is going to balance out anytime soon. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't learn valuable lessons from women—lessons that will steer you in the right career direction. The book Who Says It's a Man's World: The Girl's Guide to Corporate Domination (Amacom) reveals insights about maintaining core virtues while climbing the corporate ladder. Though author Emily Bennington's (http://emilybennington.com) target audience is female, the following 10 takeaways from the book are readily transferable to males in any profession. Bennington based her book on interviews with more than 700 executive women, including McDonald's president Jan Fields and JetBlue co-founder Ann Rhoades. Bennington is a speaker on career topics, as well as a contributor to Monster.com and The Huffington Post.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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