Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Male Factor

The Male Factor is the latest title offered by the brilliant Shaunti Feldhahn (author of several favorites of mine, including For Women Only and For Men Only). In this volume she presents to us how men think and react to women (and other men) in the workplace and how women are often misunderstood by men in their jobs. To understand this she explains to us the basics of how we are wired differently, of how our brains function differently. She explains that there is a difference between "business" and "personal" to men and how they are able to keep the two separate (while we as women tend to get the two emotionally intertwined).
This book shows how what we (women) do in the workplace is interpreted by men and how we can change our actions in order to be able to stand our own in a mans world.

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 The Male Factor, 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

The Male Factor 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. This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

For more info or to purchase this book click here.

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