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ISBN: 9781601423788

For Women Only in the Workplace

About This Book

For Women Only in the Workplace is the faith-based edition of Shaunti’s parallel book for the general market, entitled The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions, and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace. Shaunti launched The Male Factor on The Today Show in 2010. This edition, For Women Only in the Workplace, reports the same research and information but adds a direct focus on the unique needs, interests and perspectives of readers of faith, whether working in a church office or in a corporation. For Women Only in the Workplace also includes an added chapter with supportive application and wisdom from senior Christian women who have been navigating these issues in the workplace for years, and a group discussion guide. (If you would like to see the regular edition, for the general business market, please check out The Male Factor.)

Millions of women gained eye-opening insights about the inner lives of men in their personal lives through Shaunti Feldhahn’s best-selling book For Women Only. In For Women Only in the Workplace, Feldhahn brings her innovative research approach to the workplace to help women understand their male colleagues. Based on a nationwide survey and confidential interviews with thousands of men whose anonymity was guaranteed, her book reveals the private thoughts and attitudes that men rarely disclose but every woman needs to know.

Never before has an author gotten inside the hearts and minds of men in the workplace—from CEOs to nonprofit managers, from pastors to factory workers—to discover how they perceive the way women often approach things on the job, what their expected “rules” of the workplace are, what “managing emotion” means, and what factors improve or harm a man’s respect for a female co-worker.

Among the little-known but critical insights For Women Only in the Workplace reveals are:

  • How men, with rare exception, view almost any emotional display as a sign that the person can no longer think clearly (as well as what men perceive as emotion in the first place)
  • Why certain types of trendy attire may actually sabotage a woman’s career
  • Which little-known signals ensure that a man’s perception of a strong female colleague is positive (“competent and influential”) instead of negative (“difficult”)

Even women who have navigated male-dominated work environments for years have expressed surprise at these and other revelations in the book. Some readers may find them challenging. Yet For Women Only in the Workplace delivers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women to understand how male bosses, colleagues, subordinates, and customers privately think, and why they react the way they do. These vital insights enable each woman to make informed decisions in her unique workplace situation.