Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Male Factor
The Male Factor by Shaunti Feldhahn focuses on how a man reacts to a woman in the work place. I have to admit that I am a fan of Ms. Feldhahn. I have read her work in the past and am very impressed. She did not disappoint with this new book.
From the publisher:
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.
For more information please go to http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307457721&ref=externallink_wbp_extraordinary_sec_0817_01.
I think the information in this book would be helpful for any woman in the workplace. Some of the things she mentioned as issues would never have occurred to me. I also think this would be a good read for any woman simply because of the perspective it gives of the male mind.
If you are interested in winning a copy of this book please leave a comment with a way for me to get in contact with you. Contest is open to residents of the US only.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review.