Playing to Win: 10 Steps to Achieving Your Goals by Karren Brady

Playing to Win: 10 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

Karren Brady
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Imagine your future. Imagine doing exactly what you want to do. Dream job, dream lifestyle. What would it look like? Are you at the top of the work ladder? Running a business your way? Raising a family? Or is it a combination? Where do you want to be?

Everyone has dreams. And they usually stay that way. We lack the belief to make them reality, or fear the risks. This can be especially true of ambitious and aspiring women. But now more than ever, anything is possible. The world has moved on. Women everywhere are achieving extraordinary things.

So what's holding you back?

“Playing to Win” is a handbook for success in any situation. It gives you a unique insight into the world of high achievement and lifestyle fulfilment. It shows you exactly what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

The only limitations are the ones you impose on yourself.

Karren Brady has written a book packed with inspiration for women which draws on the experiences of real life role models and mentors. Playing to Win is unique and enjoyable.” Mo Mowlam

Publisher Description

“Playing to Win” is a handbook for women who want to be successful. Karren Brady did it. At 23 she took over as Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club, becoming the youngest ever female Managing Director of a UK PLC when it floated in 1997. Although the club was the “football equivalent of a rubbish dump” and women were barely even seen on the terraces in the early 90s, Karren Brady persuaded her backers to acquire the club and single-mindedly revolutionised it, clearing the debt, taking Birmingham City into the Premier League and transforming it into a viable business.

How did she do it? How did a 23-year-old woman with little previous experience at this level of management walk into a man's world and achieve such success? In “Playing to Win,” she reveals her secrets and shares with other women the techniques they can adopt to succeed in their own lives, on their own terms. Her ten motivational rules are self-help classics: ambition, determination, courage, charm, hard work, attitude, humour, confidence, focus and communication. “Playing to Win” shows women how to grow in each of these areas and achieve the success they dream of. And like all great self-help, her principles apply across all areas of experience - work and personal life. “Playing to Win” is a handbook for success in any situation.

Moving from Karren's story, how she has transformed a business and maintained a full and stable personal life, to a chapter-by-chapter study of the ten principles successful women need to adopt, “Playing to Win” is essential reading for women who want to have it all.

A"A... a first—rate handbook for women keen to succeed in business.A" (Daily Express, 23.4.04) "A... a first—rate handbook for women keen to succeed in the business world." (Daily Star, 23 April 2004) “A... tips and secrets on how to change yourself to improve your chances.” (Daily Post, 28 April 2004)

Author Biography

Karren Brady is known as the first lady of football. She has packed a lifetime into her short career, starting off in radio at the tender age of 18 and after a brief spell at Saatchi & Saatchi, joined David Sullivana s Sports Newspapers in 1988 where she became a director at the age of 22. The following year, she persuaded David Sullivan to acquire Birmingham City Football Club from the administrators, and took over the running of the business. When the company floated on the AIM in 1997, she became the youngest ever female Managing Director of a UK plc. Karren has been the subject of an hour—long BBC1 documentary, a Inside Story — The Real Life Manageressa . She has hosted her own TV show, and presented both Loose Women and Live Talk on ITV, as well as Central Weekend Live. She is regularly featured in the news, on TV and radio. Karren is dedicated to using her success to help other women succeed in business. She wants to give women the confidence to do something about their dreams. She is married with two children.

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