According to a new study at George Mason University, one of the best ways for women to get promoted at work is . . . to act like a man.

Researchers found that women who show traditional masculine workplace traits . . . like dominance and self-confidence . . . tend to get more promotions than other women.  And they also get promoted faster than MEN.

But before you go into work and start smacking your male co-workers on the backside, there's a catch.

The researchers say the key here is monitoring yourself.  So that when you're being confident and assertive, you also need to constantly gauge your co-workers' reactions and make sure you stay LIKEABLE.  (ABC News)