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by Randall P White,Ellen Van Velsor,Center For Creative Leadership,Ann M Morrison

Download Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach The Top Of America's Largestcorporations? eBook
ISBN:
020115787X
Author:
Randall P White,Ellen Van Velsor,Center For Creative Leadership,Ann M Morrison
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English
Publisher:
Basic Books; First Edition edition (January 21, 1987)
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229 pages
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She is also coauthor of the best-selling book Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America's Largest Corporations? (1987) and The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop in the Job (1988).

At a time when women have more tools than ever before to help them break through the glass ceiling, including the government's Glass Ceiling Initiative and the 1991 Civil . Randall P. White, Ellen Van Velsor, Ann M. Morrison.

At a time when women have more tools than ever before to help them break through the glass ceiling, including the government's Glass Ceiling Initiative and the 1991 Civil Rights Act, far too many remain trapped beneath it. Based on the ground-breaking three-year study of female executives that brought the glass ceiling to national attention, this book examines the factors that determine success or derailment in the corporate environment, reveals how the executive environment is different for women, and looks at the new obstacles along the road to the to. ital reading for every woman in . .

by. Morrison, Ann M; White, Randall P; Van Velsor, Ellen; Center for Creative Leadership.

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Randall P. White, P. and Ellen Van Velson, P. Can Women Really REach the TOp of America' Corporations. are on the staff of The Center for Creative Leadership at its headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ths book needed three authors to answer this question and they still provided nothing but generic conclusions. Yet, they identify themselves as being with the Center for Creative Leadership. Perhaps this book was meant to market their center - and sell or give away at conventions. Talk about dumbing down of America, if this book reflects its intellectual depth. One person found this helpful.

Women compose nearly half of today's workforce, are in more management positions than ever before, and have reached every level of the Fortune 500 .

Women compose nearly half of today's workforce, are in more management positions than ever before, and have reached every level of the Fortune 500-except the most important ones. This book explodes long-held myths and provides practical advice on the first steps needed to effectively break the glass ceiling.

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Ann M Morrison, Randall P White, Ellen Van Velsor. Women compose nearly half of today's workforce, are in more management positions than ever before, and have reached every level of the Fortune 500-except the most important ones.

Ann M. Morrison, Randall P. White, Ellen Van Velsor, and the Center for Creative Leadership, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations?

Ann M. White, Ellen Van Velsor, and the Center for Creative Leadership, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations? (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1987). 5. John T. Molloy, The Woman’s Dress for Success Book (New York: Warner Books, 1977);Google Scholar. and Betty Lehan Harragan, Games Mother Never Taught You: Corporate Gamesmenship for Women (New York: Rawson Associates, 1977).

At a time when women have more tools than ever before to help them break through the glass ceiling, including the governmentâ?s Glass Ceiling Initiative and the 1991 Civil Rights Act, far too many remain trapped beneath it. Based on the ground-breaking three-year study of female executives that brought the glass ceiling to national attention, this book examines the factors that determine success or derailment in the corporate environment, reveals how the executive environment is different for women, and looks at the new obstacles along the road to the top.Vital reading for every woman in business and for every employer and manager now responsible for the removal of advancement barriers for women, Breaking the Glass Ceiling explodes the long-held myths and provides practical advice on how to smash the glass ceiling.
  • Haracetys
it was rated as "used" condition and I expected to see signs of use but when i got it, it looked new, and the pages were nice and crisp. maybe the book world thinks that is used, but for this college student it arrived fast with no marks, no I can mark it up for class!
  • Zan
The authors ask, "Can women reach the top of America's largest corporations?" They can and they have...but rarely. This book examines the results of a three-year study of women executives in "Fortune 100" companies. First published in 1987 and then in a revised edition in 1992, Breaking the Glass Ceiling is not wholly current with the situation in these same companies today. (Question: How many have lost their lofty rating they have under-utilized the capabilities of their female employees? Hmmm....) From my perspective, however, most of the book's assertions and conclusions are still valid. The so-called "glass ceiling" has been raised since 1992 but it is still there. Although no long legal, it remains a major barrier nonetheless.
Think about it: You can see where you want to go...you know what you must do to get there...and you are confident of your abilities. So your upward journey within the organization begins. Just as Dorothy saw the distant glow of Oz, you see just as clearly your own destination. It excites you, it inspires you, and you begin to think about how wonderful it will be to get there. As you carefully ascend, you encounter what seems to be a pane of glass. Your face is flush against it. You can still see your destination above you, so near and yet so far. You have hit the "glass ceiling." Now what?
The authors organize their material within eight chapters whose titles correctly indicate the sequence of their analysis:
The Ceiling and the Wall: The Double Barrier to the Top
Up or Out: How Women Succeed, How They Derail
Perception Is Reality: The Narrow Band of Acceptable Behavior
Lessons for Success I : It's Not Enough to Work Hard
Lessons for Success II: It's Not Enough to Work Smart
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making It to General Management
Hitting the Wall: Facing Limits, Finding Alternatives
The Future: Can Women Make It to the Top?
Where Are They Now? According to the authors, they are encouraged by two trends: the development of a new "business imperative" which requires organizations to utilize fully all of its human assets, and, the renewal of "legal and legislative pressures." The former is best understood in terms of enlightened self-interest; the second is best understood in terms of the threat of litigation if prevailing laws against gender discrimination have been violated. Whatever it takes. The authors observe: "While there is still a long way to go, progress is being made. Some have broken, or at least cracked the glass ceiling, while others have found ways around it. All have treated the last several years as a learning experience and have applied their own advice in facing the challenges of pioneering women." The "business imperative" as well as "legal and legislative pressures" may have done much to eliminate the "glass ceiling" within organizations. Well and good. But a significant challenge remains: To remove it it, also, from within the minds of those who have been its victims.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling (bold face) helps us to measure what has been accomplished since 1987 when it was first published; 14 years later, it reminds us of what remains to be done.
  • Reggy
Maybe I am too critical, but I finished this book in less than half an hour. I acquired it at a consignment shop and was impressed by the title and table of contents. The book, however, has no substance to it. This book might even be the stupidest book I have ever read. I amazed that the publishers/authors are still trying to sell this book for $10 -- or on some places on Amazon at $40.

Fundamentally, this book offers no insight -- but a lot of statistics and generic information. Think about what you know about working women in a corporate environment.Write a few bullet points of what types of women succeed, what types don't, and why -- and then flesh it out with statistics and generic padding and you have this book.

Women who are tough, unemotional, and ambitions make it. Those who are soft, emotional, who have bad people skills don't. YOu don't say! If a company is sexist, it might not be a good place for a woman to work. Wow -- that insight was worth the cover charge. Or not...

I am sorry but this book has nothing to offer. I did not read or uncover any creative strategies for success, insights into the makings of top female executives (a la Jack Welch but in female form). Just work hard, play by the rules, and you too can make it.

This book was written for the average working drone who goes to school, wants to make money and have a career, and thinks corporate America is the way to do it. So, she needs to apply the same skills she learned in school -- keep pushing yourself, don't get side tracked, have good people skills.

THe book offers nothing on vision, corporate responsibility, being a leader, as opposed to an interchangeable organizational woman, passion, finding what you love, or reaching within and founding your own company.

The authors just interviews successful female executives with generic questions, got generic answers, and put together a generic book.

There is another book on the market which is far better. I forget the title -- but something along the lines of Corporate Games your Mother Never Taught you -- as in, how to succeed in business, through creative methods, by understanding the male corporate culture as a female outsider, etc...THat book provided insight and wisdom. This one is boring, dry, predictable, and oh so mediocre.

Can Women Really REach the TOp of America' Corporations. Ths book needed three authors to answer this question and they still provided nothing but generic conclusions. Yet, they identify themselves as being with the Center for Creative Leadership. Perhaps this book was meant to market their center -- and sell or give away at conventions.

Talk about dumbing down of America, if this book reflects its intellectual depth.