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The ground-breaking study of women executives in fortune 100-sized companies, updated for the 1990s. At a time when women have more tools than ever before to help them break through the glass ceiling, including the governments 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.
Ann M. Morrison is the founder and president of the New Leaders Institute, a consulting and research firm in Del Mar, California. She is also a senior fellow of The Center for Creative Leadership, an international nonprofit educational organization that focuses on research and training in leadership development. Randall P. White, Ph.D., and Ellen Van Velson, Ph.D., are on the staff of The Center for Creative Leadership at its headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
* Introduction * 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: Its Not Enough to Work Hard * Lessons for Success II: Its Not Enough to Work Smart * Breaking the Class Ceiling: Making It to General Management * Hitting the Wall: Facing Limits, Finding Alternatives * The Future: Can Women Make It To The Top? * Epilogue: Where Are They Now?
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