Friday, January 15, 2010

The Male Factor by Shaunti Feldhahn

Welcome to the blog tour for Shaunti Feldhahn's new book The Male Factor.

Have you read her previous book For Women Only? I think it's one of the most practical guides out there for understanding men. I see it recommended throughout the blogosphere for help with marriages.

Here is some overview info from the publisher, then my review follows.

From the Publisher:

A startling and confidential exploration of what men privately think about the words and actions of women in the workplace, based on nationwide surveys and confidential interviews with more than 3,000 men, ranging from corporate CEOs to factory workers.

Many talented women today risk undermining their careers without realizing it, simply because they don’t understand how they are perceived by their male colleagues and customers.

In The Male Factor, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn reveals the inner reality behind men’s views — the unspoken expectations that no man would dare to publicly acknowledge, and no woman would learn from an HR department. These revelations include:

• Men’s unwritten ‘rules’ of the workplace
• How men perceive workplace emotion
• What common situations with female colleagues most frustrate men-- and why
• Why revealing clothing can sabotage a woman’s effectiveness
• Why some men think flextime is fine, but equal compensation for it is not

This book equips women with the information they need to make informed decisions and compete on a level playing field.

Pattie's Thoughts:

I have not yet finished reading this book, but I have looked through it extensively. I can tell you that from past Feldhahn reading journeys, she has done her homework, girls! She backs up these startling facts with common sense and some very solid research, and it shows.

Additionally, there are two editions of this book out there: one for the general market (you might have seen her on the Today show today, actually), and one for the Christian market. I have the one for the Christian market, and there is a section about all of this information from the Christian worldview.

Impressive research, put into a very readable, accessible format.

To purchase, click here.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Thanks to the staff for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour.


NBC appearance (click Launch Video)
Shaunti Feldhahn's site for the book

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