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  • Women at Work: Are You A Workhorse Or A Show Horse

    As a woman in business, you can do little to change attitudes and the stereotypical mindset of the people you work for; but you can work smarter in how you develop your professional profile in the office. As part of our continuing coverage of Women at Work for Women’s History month, here are some suggestions of how to reposition your standing on the job.

    Upstart: Women’s Business

    A woman’s guide to improving how she’s perceived in her organization.

    Although there have been a number of studies that demonstrate profitable value in how women behave in business, some of those same characteristics that are innately female such as intuitiveness and flexibility are often still seen as weaknesses by managers who hold stereotypical views of how these behaviors play out in the workplace. A Catalyst study called “Women Take Care, Men Take Charge: Stereotyping of U.S. Business” clearly outlined this attitude in it’s reporting that women in corporate positions are often seen more as nurturers than they are as problem-solvers.

    As a woman in business, you can do little to change attitudes and the stereotypical mindset of the people you work for; but you can work smarter in how you develop your professional profile in the office.

    As part of our continuing coverage of Women at Work for Women’s History month, here are some suggestions of how to reposition your standing on the job.

    Attitude: There’s a huge difference between expectation and hope, and depending on which attitude you bring to business projects affects how colleagues and managers respond.  Expectation is intrinsically speaks to confidence about your abilities and the anticipated outcomes. It also creates confidence in knowing how you should be treated in the workplace and the compensation you should receive. If you are a woman who constantly hopes for a good outcome, you are probably waiting to see how events play out based on your efforts. For example, you’ve worked really hard, so you hope your manager will recognize your contributions and give you the raise or promotion. There’s little ambivalence about who you are and what you’re worth when you operate from a place of expectation.

    http://www.blackenterprise.com/2011/03/21/women-at-work-are-you-a-workhorse-or-a-show-horse/

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