As a woman living in a house full of men, husband and 5 sons, and just entering the workforce for the first time in 20 years, I was completely enthralled by this book. Shaunti Feldhahn definitely gets into the male psyche and reveals things that all women need to know, especially women in the workforce today. Its an eye opening, thought provoking read that really makes you think twice about the male/female relationship in the public work place today.
If you are looking for a well researched, well presented, well documented book that shows what the male gender is doing in the workplace, this is the book for you!! Understanding Your Male Colleague for Dummies, if there is such a book, wouldn't be this extensive or exhaustive. A book of this magnitude could only be tackled by Feldhahn, author of For Women Only. She understands the male mind and makes it possible for the female reader to do so also. While I believe research can be slanted and flawed, it is in the readers best interest to remember that going to the source-in this case, men-is the best way to get the most productive answer. I believe Feldhahn's research is neither slanted or flawed and is very telling for both men and women. As a reviewer, I realize it is taboo to interject "I love this book" at any point, yet my enthusiasm prohibits me from saying anything but. I love being a stay at home mom but wished Feldhahn could have released this years ago so that I could have put the research to good use. However, this is useful information for anyone wanting to understand workplace politics better. It's a winner! And yes, taboo or not, I love this book
What a great resource for all women to have. This book will help all women understand how male bosses, colleagues, subordinates and customers privately think, and why they react the way they do. A great book you will enjoy as you gain some eye-opening insights about the inner lives of men.
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.As this is an expanded edition for Christian believers, it will give you that edge you require without compromising your beliefs.