Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Male Factor by Shaunti Feldhahn

Angie's Take: I'm really enjoying this insightful book. It does take a bit of determination to get through the first 2 chapters because they are the scientific and resume', if you will, set up for the book. Without them, the reader would question the viability of the information. So yes, read them. Then dive into the real meat of the book by learning about the "unwritten" rules of the workplace. Ironically, I can see now where I've done well and why I've sometimes not been as successful as I've wanted to be. Should you read this book? YES! I don't care if you are working outside the home in an office setting or from your home using phone and internet, this will help you professionally manage your professional and personal relationships with men. We all need that! I hope Shaunti will release the Female Factor for those wonderful men in our lives. But as I hear men say often, they just want the bullet points. Now I understand why. I also LOVED learning the difference in how men are able to focus versus how women focus. So, so helpful!

What's it about?
A startling and confidential exploration of what men privately think about the words and actions of women in the workplace, based on nationwide surveys and confidential interviews with more than 3,000 men, ranging from corporate CEOs to factory workers.

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.

Author Bio:
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.

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

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