Talk about an exclusive sort of title: if you're not already a
woman executive in America, well, you can forget about taking a
look at this book. GOING TO THE TOP: A Road Map for Success from
America's Leading Women Executives by Carol Gallagher wants to help
women who have already scaled the ladders of success find even
greater success beyond the glass ceiling. That's not a bad thing.
And who better to guide the hopefuls into the world of have-it-alls
than women who are at present approaching the summit of the
contemporary business world.
This is a THE RULES for wannabe Christine Hefners or Gerry
Laybournes or the head of PepsiCo or American Airlines. If you are
one of those who are all for making a serious mark on the business
arena, GOING TO THE TOP: A Road Map for Success from America's
Leading Women Executives will give you a heads-up as to what to
look for as you make your way around the inevitable landmines in
whatever your biz is.
As women continue to make their way ahead in this capitalist
market, utilizing the same tools and skills men have used for ages
is important. But Gallagher realizes that there is something more
to be learned, certain special strengths women have that can be
utilized in ways their male counterparts would not be able to
access. These are the things that make GOING TO THE TOP a
successful road map. As you head to your next management meeting,
consider taking Gallagher's book along with you --- you can put
your bottled water on it, then slip it into your lap to read up on
how you should respond to the criticism of your latest brainstorm.
According to Gallagher, you can turn every situation into a win-win
and get ahead without losing your marbles or your integrity.
Reviewed by Jana Siciliano on January 22, 2011