Judith Beck

No Sex at Work: It's about leadership not gender

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No Sex at Work inspires you to see yourself as an individual not a gender. Success at work is not about your sex, it's about you. It's about learning certain skills and behaviours to help you excel in your career.

Over her 20 year career as business owner and leading recruiter in the financial services industry, author Judith Beck has seen why some people are successful and others aren't. She has discovered what the top 10 per cent of the most successful managers do differently, and she shares these insights in this fascinating book.

Judith Beck believes most issues we encounter at work are a result of specific behaviours — it's nothing to do with our sex. The fact that you are a man or a woman shouldn't be relevant in determining your success in the workplace. If you want to be among the top 10 per cent of high achievers in the workplace, you need to focus on how to get from A to B as a business professional. Don't be side-tracked by the imaginary barriers you believe are holding you back due to your sex. The skills needed for business success are the same for everyone.

Keep sex out of work by focusing on:

•      The soft skills you need to handle certain situations in the work environment
•      The business skills you need to help progress in your career
•      How to highlight your capabilities as one of the 10 per cent of high achievers
•      How to stop categorising yourself as a gender, race, religion, and any other label society puts on us as an individual or a group.

Judith's view is that people often put up their own barriers the minute they enter the workforce, instead of just focusing on what they need to do to be successful in their role. She believes you can improve your chances of success if you follow basic principles that should be obvious but aren't obvious to everyone.

Judith's inspiration in writing No Sex at Work is to share with others some of the do's and dont's that she has learnt from her own experiences and from mentors and people she respect. She brings in her own experiences as the youngest of a large family with inspirational female role models who taught her some valuable lessons that have provided a roadmap in her own career. She admits that it hasn't always easy, she has made mistakes, but the best lessons often come from mistakes we made. Not learning from mistakes, is the biggest mistake we can make.

No Sex at Work is not a book exclusively for women (or for men), it is for anyone looking for practical advice to advance and fast-track their career.
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