Overview

Groundbreaking new insights from the author of The Female Advantage
Redefines what women have to offer to the world
Provides a fresh and actionable perspective for organizations seeking to leverage women’s best talents

Women see the world through a distinctive lens. What they see is defined by what they notice, what they value and how they connect the dots. In this brilliant...
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The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work

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Overview

Groundbreaking new insights from the author of The Female Advantage
Redefines what women have to offer to the world
Provides a fresh and actionable perspective for organizations seeking to leverage women’s best talents

Women see the world through a distinctive lens. What they see is defined by what they notice, what they value and how they connect the dots. In this brilliant and strongly argued new book, Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson demonstrate why the female vision constitutes women’s most powerful asset in the workplace and show how women and organizations can use it to strong advantage.
The authors describe the three elements of the female vision and explore the specific benefits that each provides. Women’s capacity for broad-spectrum notice widens the scope of information available to organizations and provides vital clues about relationships, shifting markets and potential conflicts. Women’s focus on the quality of day-to-day experience rather than abstract measures of achievement provides a way to restore balance to a 24/7 workplace in which endemic stress has become routine. Women’s penchant for viewing work in a larger social context offers a powerful means for moving beyond sterile game metaphors to engage motivation at a profound and authentic level.
The extraordinary power of the female vision has been overlooked because it is countercultural in most organizations and because its benefits have been difficult to measure. But as Helgesen and Johnson make clear, the advent of a team-based, service-oriented interconnected global business environment that seeks customized markets and must stir the passions of highly diverse employees requires precisely the skills that the female vision encompasses. The potential pay off to organizations in terms of creativity, strategic insight and the ability to engage and inspire diverse talents is undeniable.
Drawing on multiple veins of research, including their own Satisfaction Profile survey, the authors offer a totally fresh and even startling perspective on the true value that women bring to work. The Female Vision lays out exactly what companies must do to engage, energize and support talented women, and shows women how to nurture and sustain this power.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605098388
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 501,451
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sally Helgesen is a renowned speaker and the author of five books, including the classic bestseller The Female Advantage and The Web of Inclusion.
Julie Johnson, a graduate of Harvard Business School, is a pioneer in the field of executive coaching and has coached many of the most successful women in the Fortune 500.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith

Preface

Part I Value of the Female Vision

1 What Women See 3

2 Why What Women See Matters 14

3 Early Warning Signals 25

Part II Elements of the Female Vision

4 Broad-Spectrum Notice 41

5 Satisfaction Day by Day 57

6 The Social Fabric 77

Part III Profiting from the Female Vision

7 Acting on Your Vision 91

8 Creating the Conditions 106

Acknowledgments 119

Notes 121

Index 131

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    The Female Vision

    Workplace experts Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson draw on their research into male and female perceptions of job satisfaction to show organizations how to understand and benefit from ¿the female vision.¿ They identify a major leadership issue in companies¿ failure to recognize, value or understand women¿s workplace contributions. Their research finds that meaningful work and strong relationships motivate women more than financial compensation. Women also recognize the consequences of sacrificing long-term goals for short-term profits. The third chapter, which discusses the 2008 financial crisis, provides a great example of the dangers of the typical (read, male) narrow, one-sided vision. To create a setting where women can thrive, leaders should embrace empathy, and value both qualitative and quantitative knowledge. The authors make a compelling case for why managers should care about the lack of women in high-level positions and explain what companies can do about it. getAbstract recommends this book to executives who care about their company¿s strategy and leadership, and want to tap into the female vision.

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