book that provides guidance on leveraging
'gender differences' in the workplace to a manager's
advantage. LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES is a must-read for
leaders who feel that their efforts to bring out the best in teams can
get bogged-down by miscommunications that have less to do with words
than with gender and perception."
Fay-Bustillos, VP, Community & Corporate Citizenship,
Levi Strauss and Co. and Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation"
scientific explanation of why men and women behave
differently in the workplace, and practical advice for leveraging these
differences to improve business performance. LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES
makes a sound case for redefining our notions of what it takes to be a
successful executive – companies seeking to retain top talent
wise to pay close attention to this book."
— Yezdi Pavri,
Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche
AND THE SEXES is an exciting new book by gender team
Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis. It offers critical insight into the
minefield of gender relationships in the workplace, and is a tool I
have been missing. Corporate America needs the knowledge this new book
gives us. I can't wait to start implementing the
— Pernille Lopez,
President of IKEA North America
"LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES is a marvel. I
urge you to read the
book—there is a lot at stake, and an opportunity to achieve lasting
competitive advantage. From an increasingly robust body of research, we
know for sure (as sure as sure can ever be) that diverse
teams—diversity on any and all dimensions—outperform homogenous teams.
We equally have to know how to maximize the diversity advantage—the
reward can be performance leaps, not just modest
— Tom Peters, President/CEO, the Tom
Peters Company, and author of THE BRAND YOU 50
"This powerful and
timely book unlocks gender truths for the workplace.
business--man or woman--needs to read this book!"
— Louann Brizendine, M.D.,
Neuropsychiatrist and Clinical Professor
University of California-San Francisco, and author of The Female Brain
"Much of what
have learned thus far about marketing to and leading men and women is
based on observing cultural influences. LEADERSHIP AND THE
SEXES brings a scientific basis that simply takes everyone's
understanding to a whole new level. The opportunity this
understanding brings to be more effective is a competitive advantage
both in and outside our company."
— Jim Weber,
President and CEO, Brooks Sports
THE SEXES is research-based and very reader friendly, a Gender
Development Kit that can be used by corporations to improve gender
dynamics. Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis provide a
scientific approach that breaks down traditional barriers and enables
management to implement gender based leadership rationally.
This is an exciting book!
— Dave Roth, former
Vice President of Engineering, Packet Engines and Vivato Systems
SEXES is a practical, science-based, and engaging book that will be
referred to time and again by our HR department. At the same
time, this book is NOT just for the corporate world. It features an
astonishing story about the $190 million annual savings in reduced
turnover realized (at least in part) by a corporation working to
recognize, understand, and take advantage of the brain differences
between genders. Imagine the bottom line benefit of this same
training for peace negotiators, national leaders of pivotal social
movements, philanthropists, academicians, and policy-makers - all
seeking to make a difference in our world!"
— Ambassador Swanee
Hunt, President of Hunt Alternatives Fund Founding Director,
Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program
THE SEXES, corporate moguls Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis illustrate
how brain chemistry influences gender and how gender in turn powerfully
affects every aspect of workplace behavior. The authors are at their
best when at their most practical, using step-by-step instructions,
exercises and simply worded "GenderTools" to teach
men and women to
understand each other in meetings and on the golf course....Readers
with a desire to improve workplace gender relations will do well with
this pragmatic and well-intentioned guide."
Weekly, August 2008
THE SEXES has been named one of the top 30 Business Books
of the 2008 by Executive Book Summaries and Soundview.
"LEADERSHIP AND THE
SEXES is a great book!!! Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis have captured
the insights and science that explain so much about our gender
differences. Their book is a priceless contribution to the
business world, as we learn how best to capitalize on the strengths of
both sexes. It offers compelling scientific reasons for
bringing us all to the table in equal, unique and shared
roles. I thank the authors for making sense out of a topic
that others often cloud with political correctness. This
book is right
— Flip Flippen,
President of the Flippen Group, and bestselling author of THE FLIP SIDE
THE SEXES is an important work and Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis are
perfect to write it. Filled with practical, accessible
information, this is a book that all of us need to read, whether we
deal with men and women at work or leading in our communities or
M.D., Neuropsychiatrist, the Amen Clinics,
and bestselling author of
SEX ON THE BRAIN
"LEADERSHIP AND THE
SEXES is extremely valuable in two ways. Not only can
everyone recognize something of themselves in it, but its numerous
engaging examples of communication between women and men will help
people interpret communication in the workplace more effectively."
— Sandra F.
Witelson, Ph.D., Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience,
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
SEXES offers powerful insights into the daunting and often complex task
of building Gender Intelligence inside an organization. I am
sure it will be required reading for any business striving for a
— Debbie McGrath,
Chief Executive Officer, HR.Com
& The Sexes is one of the most comprehensive and powerful books
ever written about how to harness the strengths, insights and wisdom of
women and men at work. A delightful, energetic, and important read not
only for this year - for this decade."
Judith E. Glaser,
CEO Benchmark Communications, Inc. and author of The DNA of Leadership.
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