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  • Posted March 19, 2013

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    For Women Only in the Workplace : What You Need to Know About How Men Think at Work

    Shaunti Feldhah

    Book Description: 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.

    Book Review: I found this book insightful. I did not agree with everything in this book, however I did think that there were many things worth learning and understanding. The best way to use this book is to glean information and work with everyone as professional as possible. While there is a treasure trove of research I also think there are just men (and woman) who are just difficult based on the fact that we live in a fallen world. The best that we can hope for is that as a Christian I can use this information to build up people around me.
    I would like to thank Above the Trees and Multnomah Books for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    A Must For All Female Exec's!

    Very helpful! This is a must-read for all female executives working in a male dominated work world.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Insightful for any Woman that Works with Men

    I began reporting to a new male supervisor the same day the mailman delivered the book For Women Only in the Workplace: What You Need to Know about How Men Think at Work, by Shaunti Feldhahn. My previous supervisor, a female, had a passion for Jesus and had become a close friend, so I felt devastated by her departure. The dynamics of my work environment were about to change drastically, and I was eager to get my hands on any tool to help me become mentally prepared.

    Through stories and examples to back up her ideas, Shaunti Feldhahn explains how men and women operate and communicate differently at work. She discusses mistakes that women make in the workplace, why respect is so important to men and unintentional ways women undermine it, how men's ability to compartmentalize affects their methods, and many other interesting topics.

    While at times I felt like Shaunti Feldhahn was stereotyping and categorizing people in boxes by gender without consideration of personality types or other factors, there was valuable information to carry into my life - not just for the purpose of career success, either. She presents the information in a way that we can honor God not only in the workplace but in every aspect of our lives. Integrating some of the insights into everyday life is a way to love our neighbors and look out for the interests of others.

    Even though I don't agree with all the ideas in this book, I found it intriguing. If you haven't read many books on the differences between men and women and you spend time with men at work, I'd recommend this book.

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this review. The opinions I have expressed herein are my own.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Women only

    Shaunti Feldhahn is the Best- Selling author of "For Women Only." The book is all about how men think in the work place. The book is very insightful about the expectations and perceptions of men at work. Whether you work in a small business, large business, ministry or any work place, you will find this book to valuable. This book helps distinguish for a female what is business, not personal, which is sometimes for women to understand. Feldhahn has spent over eight years researching and surveying to understand men and the way they deal with their work.

    Two chapters I really appreciate in the book are "How Men View Emotions at work and The Hidden Fear that Drives Men at Work." These two chapters are very insightful and provide a lot of details on these two subjects. As a woman, I view things completely different and this book made me very aware of how women say and do things that shoot themselves in the foot. It also made me realize how women play a huge role in the workplace.
    This book even includes discussion questions in the back of the book and would be great for a bible study.

    This book was interesting, but not something that I was very interested in. I guess if I was having problems with a male co-worker, I might seek out this book, but this isn't typically a book I would read. It is an easy read and well written, but not my cup of tea!
    Thanks Waterbrook Multnomah for this free book to review!

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