- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Potter Style; 1st Edition edition (May 23, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0609604333
- ISBN-13: 978-0609604335
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,222,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Intuitive Businesswoman: Achieve Success Through the Power of Your Personality Hardcover – May 23, 2000
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Have you ever wondered how your colleague can wear an oversized, flower-print linen dress to meetings, when you feel your exceptionally pulled-together look is as important as a pulled-together presentation? Or why she seems eager to treat her support staff as though they were her children, while you keep personal friendships and conversations firmly where they belong--at home? Well, look at it this way: perhaps you're intuitively a Visionary and, by nature, she's got a sizable dollop of the Artisan in her. This may not convince you she's not slightly loopy, but it will, according to the authors of The Intuitive Businesswoman, provide you with empowering insights into what you do best and what you'd be smart to leave to others.
Before you settle down to read, get out a pen and determine if you're predominantly a Visionary, an Artisan, an Idealist, or an Adventurer--the four archetypal personalities that Judy George and Todd Lyon describe, illustrate, and comment upon in this upbeat, informative book. The archetype quiz they provide is short, easy, and contemporary, and above all, more fun than the role-defining career tests we all took in high school. Don't expect to be neatly defined by one grouping; the authors don't expect you to be such an uncomplicated being, either. What they do suggest, however, is that in discovering the characteristics of a typical Visionary, for instance, and reading the stories of other Visionaries, both famous (like Elizabeth Arden) and not-so-famous (such as a literary agent who loves her job because of the "thrill of the hunt"), you'll soon be able to identify your truest type. This will then enable you to cherry pick from the advice the authors provide on matters such as managing your finances and your approach to money, interrelating with others at work, changing jobs or careers, starting a business of your own, and volunteering your time and money. Loaded with juicy informational sidebars and quirky quotes from all over the place, this book is not only a productive tool but a fun read. --S. Ketchum
From Library Journal
With its personal case studies, engaging sidebars, valuable tips, and lively approach, this innovative work will help all readers know themselves better. The quiz at the beginning lets them explore their impulses and recognize their strengths, especially in the jungle of work-life situations. George, a CEO and founder of Doman retail stores, and Lyon, editor-in-chief of CT Life, show readers how learning more about their own personality can, for starters, improve their relationship with the boss, lead them successfully into entrepreneurship, and help them understand others. Readers encounter chapters on "Playing with Others" and "Changing Jobs, Changing Careers" and get to know successful businesswomen like Shelly Lazarus, CEO of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, and Anne Robinson of Windham Hill Productions. Most business collections will want to include this fresh perspective on women and success.
-Susan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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My business partner and I are both adventurers, go figure that two adventurers would found an Internet startup. Some of the archetypes can be deep rooted. Two years ago, I would have sworn I was more of an idealist - I was on a very straight career path - until I jumped ship. Moving from a non-profit healthcare consulting career to running artimix.com, a startup selling framed contemporary photography, was certainly a jump - an adventurous one at that! One caveat, don't let these categories pigeonhole you, you never know what will happen if you let it...