When women first moved into positions of authority in business, many found that they had to be "more male" than their male counterparts in order to succeed - but is that really success? This book tells how women can bring their whole selves, including their more feminine sides, to their careers and prosper in the business world. Women possess many of the qualities sought by today's business environment with its need for greater flexibility and connection; yet the same business community often makes it difficult for those who possess these skills to achieve success. Nancy Bancroft describes the clear differences most women perceive between themselves and their male colleagues and offers practical advice for moving toward greater self-alignment and authenticity - a strategy critical to both success and fulfillment. "The Feminine Quest for Success" provides a unique picture of five different success strategies women use to be successful in the business world. Bancroft gives numerous personal examples and shows how women have come to use these techniques on the road to personal fulfillment and professional success.
The five success strategies are: the emulator - assesses her business opportunities and concludes that modelling aggressive male behaviour is the most likely route to success; the trooper - focuses on competency, works hard and is always well-prepared; the balancer - seeks a balance between work and home, and between feminine and masculine traits; the seeker - tries to find a way to be who she is naturally, often by backing off from the business world for a period of time; and the integrator - has aligned herself with her true nature - she is clear and unapologetic about who she is. "The Feminine Quest for Success" provides an uplifting and compelling vision of living in tune with yourself while enmeshed in the world of business. Nancy Bancroft's practical advice and numerous positive examples should teach readers how they can move toward self-alignment to achieve a powerful clarity and greater sense of fulfillment.
Nancy H. Bancroft is a consultant, speaker, and author in the area of individual and organizational change. She is president of Bancroft, Brite & Associates, a management consulting and training firm, and specializes in the human and organizational aspects of change and in organizational vitality. She is the author of New Partnerships for Managing Technological Change and The Feminine Quest for Success.