Ambitious women are so scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent.
Chapters include, among others, “9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women,” "How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It," and “Choose Your Own Adventure: Do You Want to Be Likable or Successful?” It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish what they're saying. Each chapter also features an exercise with a set of "inaction items" designed to challenge women to be less challenging.
And, when all else fails, a set of wearable mustaches is included to allow women to seem more man-like. This will cancel out any need to change their leadership style. In fact, it may even lead to a quick promotion!
With chapters on "How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It" to "How to Bring Your True Self to Work and Then Hide It Completely," this relentlessly tongue-in-cheek guide offers a playful look at the paradoxes and double standards with which many working women are intimately familiar. Cooper (100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings) transforms all-too-common workplace experiences into charts, graphs, and worksheets to mercilessly satirize double standards, and though some advice is groan inducing ("When collaborating with a man, type using only one finger. Skill and speed are very off-putting," or "When all else fails, wear a mustache so everyone sees you as more man-like"), other recommendations nod at sharper, sometimes depressing, truths: "Pepper your emails with exclamation marks and emojis.... Your lack of efficient communication will make you seem more approachable." In light of #MeToo and #TimesUp, the chapter on "How to Be Harassed Without Hurting His Career" is especially prickly: "Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious offense and will not be tolerated, except in cases where the harasser was clearly joking and you need to relax." Filled with sarcastic one-liners, Cooper's pseudomanual is likely to illicit sad chuckles and knowing nods from women in white-collar professions, but while it outlines common workplace issues, it doesn't offer much in the way of solutions to them. Color illus. \n
Let’s consider maybe scheduling a meeting about it
Hilarious. Will make a great gift for your non-men friends, and maybe the 3rd category men ones. The drawings are priceless, as are the end-of-chapter exercises.
I’m not sure what this was trying to emulate but it felt like conform to the habits of the man and act dumb. It plays on a lot of sarcasm and was a complete waste. I rather have spent my time scrolling through IG.