Friday, January 15, 2010

The Male Factor by Shaunti Feldhahn (Review and Giveaway)

From the Publisher:

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 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

This book equips women with the information they need to make informed decisions and compete on a level playing field.

My Review:

I am almost half way through this book. It is very interesting but full of information. I am reading slowly and taking notes so I can hopefully use the information in my life. There is a lot research that went into the book and you can tell. She even designed a scientific survey with professionals. This is my first book by her but I want to read For Women Only which is about the inner lives of men and what we don't know. Recommended so far. :)

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

1 comment:

Lady Araujo said...

It sounds very interesting. I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

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