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Friday, January 15, 2010

"The Male Factor" by Shaunti Feldhahn



Last year I read a book called "What Every Woman Should Know" by Shaunti Feldhahn. It opened my eyes to some things that make men and women different. It honestly helped me look at my husband differently and understand why he thinks and feels differently.
This year she has come out with a book that is similar but it has it's focus on the workplace. Many of us work with men and again may not understand why they think and feel differently. Personally, I only work with one male in our office but even in that work relationship I can now understand why many times he looks at us like we have a second head :) I think this book would be most valuable to those women who work in the business field.
Men want to be respected, they are visual, they focus on results not relationship.
I think these are the 3 main points I learned from this book.
Shaunti took the time to interview several men through survey and interview. Once I read the book and understood why men feel the way they do, I had many "OH.....now I get it" moments. I highly recommend reading this book to make your workplace more positive for yourself and your male coworkers. To buy a copy you can go here


Summary:
Many talented women today risk undermining their careers without realizing it, simply because they don’t understand how they are perceived by their male colleagues and customers.
In What Men really Think, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn reveals the inner reality behind men’s views — the unspoken expectations that no man would dare to publicly acknowledge, and no woman would learn from an HR department. These revelations include:

• Men’s unwritten ‘rules’ of the workplace
• How men perceive workplace emotion
• What common situations with female colleagues most frustrate men-- and why
• Why revealing clothing can sabotage a woman’s effectiveness
• Why some men think flextime is fine, but equal compensation for it is not

What Men Really Think equips women with the information they need to make informed decisions and compete on a level playing field.



Shaunti Feldhahn is a nationally syndicated columnist and the bestselling author of For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men and For Men Only, which together sold one million copies. She holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard, worked on Wall Street and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Disclaimer:This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

1 Comments:

  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Aisa said…

    I will definitely have to read that one. Anything to help me figure out what the heck is going on in my boss's head...lol

     

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