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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn [Paperback]

By Gail Evans (Author)
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Item description for Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn by Gail Evans...

An executive vice president of CNN shares her revealing insights into the "good ol' boy network," arming women with the tools they need to succeed in a man's world. Reprint.

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Women make up almost half of today's labor force, but in corporate America they don't share half of the power. Only four of the "Fortune" 500 company CEOs are women, and it's only been in the last few years that even half of the "Fortune" 500 companies have more than one female officer.
A major reason for this? Most women were never taught how to play the game of business.
Throughout her career in the supercompetitive, male-dominated media industry, Gail Evans, one of the country's most powerful executives, has met innumerable women who tell her that they feel lost in the workplace, almost as if they were playing a game without knowing the directions.
She tells them that's exactly the case: Business is indeed a game, and like any game, there are rules to playing well. For the most part, Gail has discovered, women don't know them.
Men know these rules because they wrote them, but women often feel shut out of the process because they don't know when to speak up, when to ask for responsibility, what to say at an interview, and a lot of other key moves that can make or break a career.
Now, in her book Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, Gail Evans reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization--from assistant to vice president--how to play the game of business to their advantage.
Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. Among the rules you will learn are:
- How to Keep Score at Work
- When to Take a Risk
- How to Deal with the Imposter Syndrome
- Ten Vocabulary Words That Mean Different Things to Men and Women
- Why Men Can be Ugly, and You Can't
- When to Quit Your Job
Evans is not saying that every woman has to play exactly by men's rules--not at all. Women bring many inherent traits to the workplace that can provide them with a potential advantage over men, such as a woman's ability to form relationships, or her intuition. But women do need to know the basic rules so that they can understand the full consequences of their every action and how it makes an impact on their career.
An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men and women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Broadway
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 11, 2001
Publisher   Crown Business
ISBN  076790463X  
ISBN13  9780767904636  

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More About Gail Evans

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! An executive vice president at CNN, Gail Evans oversees the network's talk shows (Burden of Proof, CNN & Co, Crossfire, Both Sides with Jesse Jackson, Evans & Novak, Capital Gang, and Talk Back Live), the booking and research department, and recruiting and talent development. Evans's programs have received numerous awards, including a Commendation Award from American Women in Radio and Television; the Breakthrough Award for Women, Men, and Media; and several Emmy nominations. She lives in Atlanta.

Gail Evans currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. Gail Evans was born in 1941.

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Down and Dirty Good Advice  May 10, 2008
I read this book in 2000 when it was first published. It is a quick read, and it is entertaining. What brings the book to mind again today is that earlier this week I used one of the author's stories to illustrate a point I was making when presenting information to upper management at a chemical plant. As a licensed professional counselor and personal and professional life coach, I often bring in stories, because they are wonderful teachers. Gail Evans has some good stories, but more importantly, she comes across as definitely authentic. Therefore, when she gives a list of what MEN can do that WOMEN can't, the reader pays attention.
They can drink. We can't
They can cry. We can't.
They can have sex. We can't.
They can fidget. We can't.
They can yell. We can't.
They can have bad manners. We can't.
They can be ugly. We can't.

Now then, even though we can all argue that this is not always true, her concept is a marvelous instigator of REAL conversation about some of the different expecations we have of men versus women. I'm glad I bought this book back in 2000, and I'm glad I kept it all these years. I recommend reading it yourself to see if eight years has evidenced any change. See more from "Thinkwriter" at
One of the best self-help books  Dec 8, 2007
I've read many self-help books, but this is one that stays on my shelf. I have recommended this book to my close friends, as well. As an owner of several small businesses, I found Gail Evans thoughts to be both eye-opening and applicable in many aspects of life.

She explains the psychology of each gender in business clearly. I do not find her sterotypical, like other readers, but stating obvious truths. I wonder if the readers who did not value her opinions might be men.
THE BEST book on Success in the business arena for Women!  Apr 21, 2007
I love this book! Easy to read. Easy to understand. Uses real examples of situations and shows you your choice for action. Basic Premise is *Here is the situation* & here are your choices as to how to handle it* ~Make your own decision as to how you want to do it, just be aware of your choices and their implications. I will read this one again!!
Gail Evans is my new hero!  Mar 19, 2007
The knowledge that men and women function differently isn't new and there are plenty of books on the topic already. Most of the books I've read on the subject do a great job of identifying our differences and how men and women communicate or socialise but aren't so good at discussing anything real about how we behave in the workplace. Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman is all about how we work, how we are perceived and motivating factors for success.

Gail Evans is my new hero on the topic of career success for women. She writes from her own experience with real life anecdotes from other men and women in management roles. Her style is very easy to read, pleasantly candid, and often humourous which really is refreshing for this type of book. I find a lot of books on gender relations to be overly serious and a bit too textbook for my taste. Evans also counsels women to be themselves and not try to be men but to retain uniquely female qualities such as intuition and emotional intelligence, something that can be lacking from women working at executive level these days.

This book is an excellent resource for women in business at any level but particularly useful for new grads or women working in entry level roles who don't have a great deal of experience with the politics and strategy of dealing with men in management roles. This would also be an extremely valuable read for any men working in a classic male dominated heirarchic management structure with a predominantly female workforce (i.e. health, education).
My wife loved it.  Feb 15, 2007
I bought this for my wife who works in a male dominated field. She loved this book and she talks about it all the time. I'm shocked she read it! Now I'm looking for my chance to sneak a read of it when she wont notice it missing from her book shelf. Trust me, if MY wife read it and liked it, it must be one damn good book. Maybe I'll buy my own copy and read it - I think I will. Second review to follow...

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