For Women Only in the Workplace
What You Need to Know About How Men Think at Work
By Shaunti Feldhahn
(Multnomah Books, Hardcover, 9781601423788, 288pp.)
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
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Do You Know the Unwritten Rules of the Workplace?
As a veteran of Wall Street and Capitol Hill, Shaunti Feldhahn knows that even the most experienced Christian businesswoman can inadvertently sabotage her career simply because she doesn’t know how her male supervisors, colleagues, and employees think.
For Women Only in the Workplace gives you startling insights into the expectations and perceptions of men at work. Whether you work in a corporate setting, a small business, or a ministry, you’ll find Shaunti’s research invaluable as you discover:
· What you need to know about a man’s hidden insecurity
· What “it’s not personal, it’s just business” actually means to men
· How men view emotion in the workplace—and what they consider to be emotion
· How what you wear can significantly hinder your effectiveness at work
· The secrets to being strong and competent—without being viewed as difficult
Based on eight years of intense research, extensive interviews, and national surveys of more than 3,000 men—from CEOs to assistants, from factory workers to lawyers—For Women Only in the Workplace gives you the keys you need to be who you are and be respected and successful wherever you work with men.
Includes a group discussion guide.
Shaunti Feldhahn is the author of For Women Only, For Men Only, and numerous other books, with sales totaling two million copies in various languages. A popular public speaker, groundbreaking researcher, and media commentator, Feldhahn earned her master’s degree in public policy at Harvard University, has worked on Wall Street, and now lives with her husband and their two children in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website at www.shaunti.com.
Praise for For Women Only in the Workplace
“The Male Factor is full of practical recommendations for women who want to maximize their impact in a workplace full of male counterparts, and is a must-read for women in leadership. If you’ve ever interacted with a male colleague, boss, or employee, and wondered, “Why did he respond that way?” this book will provide the answers.”
—Yvette Maher, vice president of Focus on the Family
“Shaunti Feldhahn has done it again! Revealing, insightful, but most of all unapologetically realistic, she shares in her latest offering, For Women Only in the Workplace, what women need to know in order to navigate through the workplace victoriously. The unwritten rules can no longer be ignored because Shaunti has spelled them out with crystal clarity. A must-read.”
— Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of What Women Don’t Know and Men Don’t Tell You
“For Women Only in the Workplace is filled with practical researchbased insights on how men view women in the workplace—insights you can use immediately to reach your professional goals faster and thrive in the workplace. If you find yourself confused by how your male boss or co-workers think or act, Shaunti Feldhahn peels back the layers to help you understand what’s really going on. Candid and revealing, For Women Only in the Workplace is a wise read for
— Valorie Burton, author of What’s Really Holding You Back? and How Did I Get So Busy?
Praise for The Male Factor
(The general-market edition of For Women Only in the Workplace)
“The Male Factor is the singularly best business book for women I’ve read in years. This well-researched yet thoroughly readable book is rich with rare insights into how men really see women in the workplace—and how with a few simple adjustments you can even the playing field.”
— Lois P. Frankel, PhD, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and See Jane Lead
“Many times in my career I’ve been the only female in a meeting or holding a seat on the executive team, and I felt I needed a translator—either to understand my male colleagues or to make sure they understood me! The Male Factor provides that translation. We no longer have to guess at what makes men tick in the workplace. Shaunti Feldhahn asked them, and amazingly, they told her!”
—Stacie Hagan, chief people officer at Earthlink Inc.
“Smart, effective communication is what makes for successful leadership and productive workplaces. The Male Factor sheds light on how subtle and not-so-subtle gender communication differences can thwart a woman’s rise in the workplace. Even minor shifts in communication approach can help women navigate and break through that invisible barrier. There is something here for every woman, no matter where you are in your career.”
—Linda Sawyer, CEO of Deutsch Inc.