Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top

Seducing the Boys Club Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top Fact Forty years after the feminist revolution fewer than percent of Fortune CEOs are women Fact The playing field is not level Fact You need to get over this From the woman who became c

  • Title: Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top
  • Author: Nina DiSesa
  • ISBN: 9780345496980
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fact 1 Forty years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women.Fact 2 The playing field is not level.Fact 3 You need to get over this.From the woman who became chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world comes a wry reality check on how to get ahead and thrive in the testosterone drivenFact 1 Forty years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women.Fact 2 The playing field is not level.Fact 3 You need to get over this.From the woman who became chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world comes a wry reality check on how to get ahead and thrive in the testosterone driven business arena.Nina DiSesa is a master communicator, a ceiling crasher, and one of the most successful women in the corporate world She is also a big time realist who has figured out that SM seduction and manipulation is the secret to winning over and surpassing the big guys In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shows that you can, in fact, leave your male colleagues in the dust but not by following the rules you learned in business school By playing the roles of den mother, fraternity brother, little sister, and hard nosed boss, DiSesa navigated the choppy, macho minded waters of the workplace All the bad boys in her life and there are many have provided a wealth of devilishly amusing stories and cautionary tales that DiSesa is only too happy to pass on Ah, revenge can be sweet, but the truth is that she came to love those boys as much as they love her which is the whole point.DiSesa asserts that women need to meld their feminine characteristics nurturing, compassion, listening with the traits of their male counterparts competitiveness, decisiveness, combativeness to expand their professional horizons In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shares her practical, outrageous, and even controversial maxims for making it, including Learn to appreciate men Men like women who like them Remember that women are biologically wired to succeed If you want to make a name for yourself, find a mess and fix it A secure and comfortable job only holds you back Don t assume that men never listen They listen like a dog does Don t be a quiet achiever Act brave and you will look brave Screw the rules Make up your own.Whether dead on funny or deadly serious, DiSesa is always on her game, always on message, and absolutely on target as she arms women with the can do confidence and no compromises attitude they need to climb as high as their ambition can carry them while keeping their standards impeccable and their integrity intact Not for women only, this book should be read by men, too though it won t give them any defense against a woman who can truly seduce a boys club From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. DNF. I picked up this book because of a lawsuit I read about. A bank tried to force its female employees to read this book and those employees were suing the bank because of it. I was curious what kind of book would outrage these women so much to sue their employer over it? I made it through about half of the book and I now get it. The author recounts stories of how she has manipulated the men in her life. But it's "good" manipulation, not the evil kind that gave manipulation a bad name It's pos [...]


    2. Currently readingFact #1: Forty years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women.Fact #2: The playing field is not level.Fact #3: You need to get over this.From the woman who became chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world comes a wry reality check on how to get ahead and thrive in the testosterone-driven business arena.• Learn to appreciate men. Men like women who like them.• Remember that women are biolog [...]


    3. I've always been drawn to alpha males and strong leadership, so when I picked this book up, I was hoping to get a better understanding of how one can really break into the boy's clubs of business. I grew up with brothers. My best friends are boysd yet I have always wondered if I could ever truly be accepted. Curiously enough, I'll be starting work in a marketing firm very soon and I was looking to glean some valuable insight from a woman that I'd like to grow up to be. I wasnt disappointed with [...]


    4. Seducing the Boys Club is an entertaining look at Nina DiSesa's career; she was the first woman to be named chair of New York ad firm McCann Erickson. She discusses the "art of S&M - Seduction and Manipulation" to win over her male counterparts and gain power in the advertising industry.DiSesa discusses several solid skills in this book that are necessary for all successful leaders to possess. She has a high level of emotional intelligence and explains the importance of being able to "read a [...]


    5. This book's title kind of makes me want to turn it backwards on the shelf because it sounds like a lesson in manipulation - and it is. McCann Erickson NY Chairman Nine DiSesa writes about how women can and should use their strong perception and communication skills to win the support of men in the workplace, particularly alpha males. Her advice in a (highly oversimplified) nutshell: flirt, flatter, and fight back. Her approach isn't as Machiavellian as it might seem. This isn't a manifesto for d [...]


    6. It's been a while since I read this. I remember being pleasantly surprised when I came across it sitting on the shelf of a Borders bookstore in Houston, Texas, which has since closed. I had not seen anything like it. It sure did help give me some confidence though.


    7. "Seducing the Boys Club" is one of those books that I would want to re-read from time to time to ensure that I do not forget the practical advice Nina has shared. Yes, she talks about Seduction and Manipulation (S&M) which sounds very cunning to begin with; however, if you think through you will realize that it's a lesson in human psychology - just that some of us talk about it explicitly while others don't. And then there is a third set of people who are doing this subconsciously enough to [...]


    8. 85% autobiography, 15% self-help: it works. DiSesa is a really punchy, engaging writer; not surprising for an ad copywriter. This is the story of her professional ladder-climbing, focusing on how she learned to "manage men" and lead well without sacrificing her femininity. What impresses and confuses me most about this book is her frank, pragmatic sexism. She argues that women are better than men, because women have certain "innate" skills (picking up on nonverbal cues, working cooperatively, et [...]


    9. This book is gag-inducing. It boils down to arguing that women should treat men like boys, be girly, and get to the top through flirtation and flattery. This book consistently reduces men to dumb stereotypes and it doesn't provide useful advice for women. For example: "What do men love more than sex? Money. Learn this lesson early and don't forget it. If you are a rainmaker and you bring in the money, men will love you." Hmm, alright. Don't we all already know it's good to make money for our com [...]


    10. I love this idea of how to deal with a hostile work environment: fight fire witharm. Men aren't like women -- and that's a big part of why we like them so much. But when you're in a battle with them day in and day out and the rules of the game are tailored to their style, giving them an unfair advantage, it gets to be a drag.This is a book that encourages women to switch up the rules and employ tactics that give them the unfair advantage. We're not talking about the undermining behaviour some wo [...]


    11. This is a must read for all of you ladies out there in the biz world. Nina came to speak at my company, and I picked up the book for free, but must say it is fantastic! She is the chairman of the Creative dept at Mccann in NYC (a goliath ad company). She was very honest in this book and gives insightful tactics to dealing with difficult people, giving feedback and manipulating your lovely co-workers (I see this as applicable to men AND women)to do what is best for the job, and company. I also th [...]


    12. This book is sort of bipolar - the chapters describing the advertising industry from the inside, the dynamic between the "creatives", managers and clients, and the case studies of what works what doesn't - are hugely entertaining and educational. The rest of the book, which is basically a "manual" for women on how to manipulate men in the workplace, is cringeworthy. The author constantly confuses the driving personality style, equally distributed between men and women in real life, for a "male" [...]


    13. part memoir, part guide. i usually steer clear of these sorts of books - gender politics abound (women aren't equal to men - they're better>). whatever, this managed to be pretty fair to both sexes, while still conveying a very good message. also, instead of being pessimistic about how women aren't paid equally, respected, etc, it skips the self-pity and goes straight to how to deal with it effectively. it doesn't hurt that the author's an advertising exec - it certainly shows.


    14. Though I love strong women in business and their ideas of how to make it, I do not love the ego that goes with it. It may just be necessary to survive but I find it offputting. Interesting thoughts and ideas here but a bit too much of the boys club lingo, name dropping and shameless self promotion. Is it possible to be a senior woman in business and be successful purely on the merit of your work?


    15. In my opinion, there are parts of Seducing the Boys Club that fly in the face of some leadership theories. I understand DiSesa's points about the power of seduction and manipulation and recognize that her approach has led to great things for her. Yet, there are times in the book when I think what she is describing borderlines deceit. This would leave me feeling unfulfilled at the end of the day, no matter how far up I'd climb the ladder.


    16. She works for my umbrella company, IPG, and I saw her speak last month, so I had to pick up her book. It was fun for me to hear her mention names of higher-ups in my company, and interesting to see how she actually made it to the top in the boys club that is the advertising world - especially as a creative.


    17. A friend gave me this book so I had no initial expectations and enjoyed the read. The author shows a good sense of humor and writing skill. She likens our male co-workers to little boys, but she makes some good points. Aside from how to deal with working in a man's world, I especially liked the backroom stories about ad agency creatives, i.e. Chef Boyardee, Coke, KFC, MasterCard.


    18. A TOTAL pleasure to read. What fun (particularly knowing many of the characters she talks about, much less to have worked with her darling husband Brian). Every woman going into any aspect of business should read this book.


    19. This is one of the best books on women in business that I've read so far. It accurately displays the tactics women must rely on to prevent being ignored, sidetracked, sidelined, etc. Very funny, very true.


    20. "We already know we can't have it all. Who said that we could? Some guy promoted that lie twenty years ago, just to make us feel insecure when we couldn't do it all. Life is full of compromises, and women will compromise more than men every step of the way." p. 212


    21. A great book that all men and women should read to understand how to build their own confidence. The story of a woman who has aspirations and achieves them beyond her initial thoughts is something everyone should experience.


    22. Love this book. I did not think I would learn anything from this book because the author is in the ad biz -which is quite different than mine, but i was surprised to find a lot of similarities. Every woman should read this.


    23. Just finished this upQuick and easy read.Funny and totally accurate when it comes to exposing the lives of women in business today.Has made me even more curious to see what women my age and younger will find as we reach the top!


    24. This book is written by an executive in the ad industry. Needless to say, most of the tactics discussed will not work in the legal industry. Her continual advice was to call male co-workers "hero" for picking up work inflation of the ego and such.


    25. I enjoyed all the inside stories of this book. Being at a place in my career where I need to start being more assertive it was good to read these stories from a woman at the top and decide for myself what I will take away from this book.


    26. I think she made her points in the first few chapters. Also -I felt she made it way too centered around the advertising world, and not generic-business world enough. Either way, I did pick up a few tips from her.


    27. This book was funny, but a little narcissistic. I felt that she was writing to brag about her life and work history. When I read it all I kept thinking was, am I reading a REALLY long, egocentrically oriented resume?


    28. Very based on advertising profession; many of her talents apply to male dominated fields accross the board though Weird to see someone with a point of view that involves utilizing being a woman instead of pretending not to be


    29. Oh so promising for the first couple of chapters. then I lost interest as it became more of a biography. Some funny lines, though.


    30. Hysterical. A woman in a 'mans' field (marketing), talks about how to be in charge and get what you want without being trashy or one-of-the-boys.


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