Monday, January 11, 2010

Understanding Men - Part 2; Review & Giveaway

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Yesterday I shared my interview with Shaunti Feldhahn, who discussed the unique approach she has taken in finding out how the way men and women are wired impacts their relationships, and the series of books that resulted. Her latest book, The Male Factor examines how this plays out in the corporate environment.

This is a must-read for women who are in the workforce. Like her previous books, the information which Shaunti shares was gleaned from hours of interviews and surveys of men who shared frankly about, as the subtitle says, The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions, and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace. The result is a book filled with invaluable information for women, whether they work alongside men in the secular or sacred world. Even though my role as Care Coordinator in our church is very part-time, I learned much from this book that I can apply in my interactions with the pastors of my congregation.

Additionally, two versions of this book are available, along with corresponding websites: a general business edition [ISBN 978-0-385-52811-5 (0-385-52811-6)] and an expanded Christian edition [ISBN: 978-1-60142-120-3 (1-60142-120-6)]. The core of the books are the same, but the Christian edition contains additional information; each chapter has input geared for the woman who brings a Christian perspective to her working environment. An additional final chapter provides insight from "Titus Women" - senior Christian women in the workforce who share the wisdom reaped from their years of experience. You can find information about purchasing either of these books on the Random House/Multnomah website.

Here's a brief word from Shaunti herself:

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.

  • 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

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.

In addition to my review copy, the publisher has provided an additional copy of the expanded Christian edition to give to one of you. Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, 1/14/10, at 4:00 p.m. and I will draw a winner via US Residents only please.

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


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Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks, Linda!

Beverlydru said...

I NEED this book!! Really! Do you think if I sneak back under various aliases you'll know?? LOL - just kidding.

Beverlydru said...

WOOO HOOO! Thank you so much. I'm so excited!