Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

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.

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.

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Tales of Whimsy said...

O count me in :)


Alice 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

Unknown 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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