A recent Newsweek article discussed "10 Power Tips" to "real success" for women in business. Here are some of the tips:
Be competitive: "Too often, women feel they have to be nice. Don't."
It's not about friendship: "Women want everyone to like them, but it really doesn't matter what people think of you," says Renee Edelman, Sr VP of Edelman. "It's that you get the job done and deliver results."
Always project confidence: "When someone asks 'How are you?' don't go into a litany of what's wrong with your life," says Schulman. Instead, present yourself as in control and happy.
Stand up for yourself: "I protect my interests, their interests. If someone is going to mess with that, I cut them out like cancer."
This is the antithesis to the woman of Proverbs 31, a woman of noble character. Character is not mentioned once in these tips. A succesful woman is defined as in control and cutthroat...one who will destroy friendships in order to get the job done.
The real definition of a successful woman is found in Proverbs 31:30-31, "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."