The Power of Perception (Paperback)

Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide

By Shawn Andrews

Morgan James Publishing, 9781683505792, 356pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

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The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the Gender Divide serves as a practical guide to educate women, men and organizations on the barriers that keep women from fully contributing in the workplace. These include differences in leadership style and emotional intelligence, gender bias and stereotypes, breadwinner and caregiver responsibilities, and differences in gender culture which show up every day at work and home. The Power of Perception also explores significant changes in global demographic trends and how our youngest generations are impacting the workplace.

The Power of Perception clearly illustrates the reasons that we don't see more women leading our global businesses. It has nothing to do with women's skills and competencies and everything to do with perceptions of women as leaders, as workers, as mothers, and as wives. These perceptions have a significant impact on promotion for many women. Perception is reality--and it's powerful.

The Power of Perception provides personal stories of women's journeys, real-world examples, and is based on the author's own research as well as that of many others. Every chapter includes practical, easy-to-apply strategies, summary points, and reflection questions to empower women, men, and organizations to fully leverage talent and diversity.

About the Author

Dr. Shawn Andrews is a professional speaker and organizational consultant. She is a frequent contributor to the publications of the Association for Talent Development, Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network, and Training Industry. She is also the Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry magazine. Dr. Andrews serves as adjunct professor at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, and teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity in Organizations. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, and Diversity & Inclusion. With over two decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Andrews has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is a certified practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Model, Insights Discovery Colors, and Blanchard's Situational Leadership. She holds an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. She serves on advisory and editorial Boards of Directors, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International. Dr. Andrews currently resides in Orange County, CA.