The Woman’s Guide to Management Success
How to Win Power in the Real Organizational World
This is a “how to get along with boys” book for women in the office. There is lots of deconstruction of management style, self-esteem, and communication. The hip theory of this time was Transactional Analysis (TA). I had a professor back in the day that talked like this the entire semester. Drove me crazy with the constant discussions of everyone’s ego states. No, this was not a psychology class, it was a teacher education class about curriculum design. It was over 35 years ago, but all I can remember is being irritated trying to talk to this guy and him not hearing me, all while telling me that I’m okay.
This book does come from a TA perspective, but there isn’t anything about gender dynamics other than to say women aren’t like men and that women have self-esteem problems.
They lost me at Transactional Analysis.