In the Company of Women by Pat Heim
Turning Workplace Conflict into Powerful Alliances

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In the Company of Women explains how indirect, or "relational," aggression can hurt women and hinder them from achieving success and harmony in their adult lives. Gender studies have shown that when a goal is in sight, men generally use direct action to attain it. Women, on the other hand, have been socialized to express aggressive actions through indirect means-using behavior such as shunning, stigmatizing, and


With startling insights into the meaning of our everyday behavior, this book offers straightforward techniques to change conflict among women into cooperation by resolving discords peaceably, building relationships, and making the most of women's unique leadership and communication skills.



About Pat Heim

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Pat Heim, Ph.D., is president of the Heim Group, a management consulting service in the area of gender issues, communication, and leadership, whose clients include Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, and General Mills. She is the author (with Susan K. Golant) of Hardball for Women and Smashing the Glass Ceiling. Susan Murphy, Ph.D., MBA, is the president of Energy Engineering, Inc. She has thirty years experience as a business and organization consultant.
Published May 26, 2003 by Tarcher. 356 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Now that women own nearly 50% of all businesses, the authors reason, women's worst enemies at work are just as likely to be other women.

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