I'm not normally a great reader of non-fiction, particularly career-guide stuff but I decided to give this a go.
The book starts of strong, defining the difference between the Alpha and Beta women in the workplace and their different approaches. I really enjoyed the anecdotes that the author gathered from what I guess are friends, current and former colleagues. I don't remember any anecdotes from women over 40 though which is a pity because any woman with 20+ years of workplace experience is going to have some excellent advice on how to hold her own.
I have to say that this book did lose its direction by the end, it strayed from 'How to kick ass as a Beta' to 'Is that even possible?' which was a bit disconcerting. The overall view to me seemed that it's only possible if you've got a few Alpha tendencies in the mix to keep you balanced out.
I don't think this kind of book is for me, really, so take that into account as you read this review and my rating of the book.
Though I don't feel like this book had anything particularly applicable to me, it has encouraged me to really think about how to work to my strengths and get my own agenda/messages across without having to shout. If not a book with all the answers, it's definitely a conversation starter and a step in the right direction for finding balance between personality types in the workplace.
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