New PDF release: It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself


By Rebecca Shambaugh

Flip the pinnacle 7 occupation breakers for girls into occupation makers Statistically, greater than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and but we symbolize slightly 5 percentage of the head earners between executives. frequently, we blame it on men-those “old boy” networks that do not often welcome girls into “the club.” yet, in keeping with management trainer Rebecca Shambaugh, the true predicament to women's development isn't really a “glass ceiling.” it is the self-imposed profession blocks that hinder us from relocating up. those are the 7 “sticky floors”: 1. Balancing Your paintings and lifestyles 2. Embracing “Good adequate” on your paintings three. Making the holiday four. Making Your phrases count number five. Forming your personal Board of administrators 6. Capitalizing in your Political Savvy 7. soliciting for What you will want Admit it: you might have most likely been “stuck” in a minimum of a number of of those occasions. possibly you are a perfectionist who has hassle letting pass of a role. might be you are so dependable in your corporation that you simply have not explored different profession innovations. might be you are petrified of talking up in conferences. or even you are so accommodating to others' wishes that you simply by no means look after your individual. This ebook will provide help to get unstuck from those universal traps. you will find how different profitable girls have controlled to wreck out of center administration jobs to snatch the pinnacle management positions. you are going to listen hard-won recommendation from operating moms who additionally occur to be CEOs, together with confirmed methods of the exchange by way of juggling profession and kin. you will find out how to overcome your insecurities, remodel your pondering, tailor your habit, and insist the type of specialist reputation you deserve. there is even a bit of fill-in charts and checklists on the finish of the booklet that can assist you remain on the right track, up to speed, and at the upward thrust. as soon as you might have freed your self from life's sticky flooring, there is nowhere to move yet up.

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That’s no surprise because women are under more pressure than men in most cases to fulfill and balance all the multi-roles in their life. Another driving factor, which we will talk more about later in the chapter, is the need to please and setting higher than expected standards for ourselves. All organizations go through periods where employees are stretched very thin and some organizations or bosses accept long hours as the norm for the wrong reasons. But I try to help my clients 46 It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor see that more often than not, women unknowingly bring this worklife crisis on themselves.

And there will be disappointments and distractions: mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, missed promotions, failed projects, and the like. Why is this vision thing particularly important for women? A study conducted by Harris Interactive indicated that 4 out of 10 qualified women (37 percent) reported that they had left their work voluntarily. Having broken through the traditional glass ceiling and reaching the executive suite, many found that they were dissatisfied or questioning the direction in which they were headed.

Balancing Your Work and Life 43 One Sunday morning, I came into my office, sat down at my desk, and started pulling files I wanted to work on out of a drawer—my usual routine. Suddenly I asked myself, why am I doing this? There was nothing that couldn’t wait until Monday morning. I could be playing tennis or going to my favorite church service—things I once enjoyed doing on the weekend—and yet I chose to come into work. I realized that coming into the office to stay on top of things was something I needed to do to get SHAMBAUGH up and running.

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