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How Women Decide : What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Hardcover)
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A definitive playbook for making stronger, wiser choices that thoughtfully addresses how the cultural landscape — and the research — defines how women decideBooks about decision making are often inadvertently tailored primarily to men. Meanwhile, books about women in business overlook decision making or offer advice that is unhelpful and can even backfire.
How Women Decide fills this gap. It takes on the very real psychological and cultural obstacles women face, asks how these affect decision making, and suggests practical changes for approaching important choices. Using the latest research and her interviews with women in many fields, Huston breaks down the myths and facts around intuition, self-perception, risk assessment, and more. She persuasively argues that, contrary to popular opinion, women shouldn't feign inflated confidence indiscriminately. She explains why women are more prone to take care than take charge. She offers guidance for anticipating and defusing the influence of stereotypes. And she takes on the pervasive misperception that openness toward collaboration renders women indecisive.
With a positive, targeted message and workable strategies, How Women Decide brings together the best ofThe Paradox of Choice and Lean In, helping women to address differences and inequities and to make the most of their opportunities.
Number of Pages: 373
Genre: Psychology, Social Science, Business + Money Management
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Therese Huston
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-0260