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MEAN GIRLS AT WORK: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal

Date: November 22 2012

Women-to-women relationships in the workplace are . . . complicated. When they’re good, they’re great. But when they’re bad, they can ruin someone’s day, their week, or even their year.
Packed with proven advice from two of today’s leading experts in workplace relationships, Mean Girls at Work, by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, provides women with the tools they need to navigate difficult situations unique to women-to-women relationships - whether with a boss, a colleague, a client, or an employee.
This book helps readers deal with female coworkers who:
  • “Accidentally” exclude them from important meetings
  • Seem intent on taking them down professionally
  • Gossip about them with other coworkers
  • Make them look bad by missing deadlines
  • Form a “pack” of mean girls to make life miserable
Mean Girls at Work isn’t just about surviving difficult situations. It’s about transforming a toxic relationship into one that benefits and supports both “the mean girl” and the reader.
This book is also for women who engage in mean behaviour, but don’t know it. After all, who hasn’t gossiped about a female coworker? Who hasn’t rolled her eyes in the presence of a woman she doesn’t like? Who hasn’t scanned another woman head to toe - which is just a nonverbal way of saying, “You’ve just been judged”? The authors provide invaluable advice to the more subtle ways of being mean - even if they’re not intended.
With a workforce composed of a higher percentage of women than ever, workplace dynamics have changed. Crowley and Elster cover every conceivable scenario, providing critical advice on how to rise above the fray and move forward professionally.
Mean Girls at Work is a map to dodging the mines and moving forward in today’s transformed workplace.
About the Authors:
Katherine Crowley is a Harvard-trained psychotherapist, and Kathi Elster is a management consultant and executive coach. They run K Squared Enterprises, a training firm that helps clients manage difficult situa­tions in the workplace.
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