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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Male Factor Review & Contest



The Male Factor
Shaunti Feldhahn



Publisher: Multnomah
Release Date: December 29, 2009
format: hardcover
pages: 304
Source: review 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.


My thoughts
This is the key to the "boy's network" that you've been looking for. Through scientific research and real-life examples, Ms. Feldhahn walks through the mind of a working male. Notice the qualifier. One of the keys is that a male is able to compartmentalize. When he's a work, he's in his work mode and while the core beliefs and personality may be the same he's "working" and when he says, "It's not personal, it's business" that's exactly what he means.

The seven years that Shaunti Feldhahn took to put this book together shows with every chapter. If you are female and you work or volunteer with male co-workers, get this book. It doesn't matter what size company or whether it is profit, non-profit, secular or ministry. This book is unbelievable.

This is an expanded edition for Christian believers. Not that it won't help you otherwise, just that there is a chapter especially for Christian women and comments throughout the book. If you have NO desire to run across Christian comments you'll want the other edition.

Contest:
I'm going to give my copy to my daughter but I've got another one for YOU if you'd like.

Contest closes February 20 at noon Pacific.
leave a comment about why you think this book would be good for you to enter the contest.

Winner will be announced on February 22/23. I will NOT be emailing you! You'll need to come back and check to see who won ;-) and you'll have two weeks to notify me of your mailing address.


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

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2010

3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O count me in :)

-Juju

Alice Teh said...

I love reading things from the male perspectives. I've mentioned this before in one of my blog posts. :)

I'd love to be entered for this giveaway if it's open internationally. Thanks!

teh (dot) alice (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

I want to find out all about the boys' network and how they really think in the workplace. Sounds very educational!

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