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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078799703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787997038
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Using a hefty helping of neurobiology, corporate moguls Gurian and Annis illustrate how brain chemistry influences gender and how gender in turn powerfully affects every aspect of workplace behavior. The authors contend that corporations attentive to gender and behavior can enhance their performance, competitive edge and bottom line. The authors discuss how men and women wield leadership, bond, regard and execute authority and approach management and conflict resolution skills—applying their findings on male/female brain differences to account for the variations in behavior. Though they tackle the big questions—for instance, do women have to become men to get ahead?—they 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. Though a front-loaded density of neuroscience may deter the casual browser, readers with a genuine interest and a desire to improve workplace gender relations will do well with this pragmatic and well-intentioned guide. (Aug.)
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Consultants Gurian (brain science specialist) and Annis (specialist in workplace gender issues) bring together theory and practical ideas for corporations seeking new understanding of men and women in the workplace. In part 1, we learn about the science of the brain; while equally intelligent, men and women do show differences in brains, and as a result, men and women function differently. Part 2 uses specific tools for integrating gender into the workplace, including improving negotiating, communication, and conflict-resolution skills for both men and women as they work together. Part 3 evaluates how a company balances its male and female leaders, noting that attention to gender issues positively impacts financial results and leads to human capital gains. This is not a difficult book to read, and the effective use of case studies, scientific studies, and exercises provides thoughtful insight into the ongoing challenges of gender issues in corporations. This excellent book will appeal to a wide range of library patrons. --Mary Whaley

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Michael Gurian is a social philosopher, family therapist, corporate consultant, and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books published in fifteen languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.
As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, workplaces, schools and public policy. A number of his ground-breaking books in child development, including THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY! THE WONDER OF GIRLS and WHAT COULD HE BE THINKING? have sparked national debate. His newest work, THE MINDS OF BOYS (September 2005) provides a revolutionary new framework, based in neuro-biology, by which to understand and care for the educational needs of our sons.
Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities a year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.
Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.
Michael can be reached on the worldwide web at
www.michaelgurian.com

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This pleasant book is easy to read and easy to apply.
Rolf Dobelli
Ah, but if we tell people it's all "hardwired," then we don't have to change our stereotypes--or our power structure!
Sasha
This is not to say that there are no biological gender differences.
Anthony I. Jack

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Anthony I. Jack on May 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am a professor of Cognitive Science who specialized in brain imaging at a major research University. I write this review having been disgusted to recently read some quotes from this book in a paper by a student. This book makes baldly false claims. It is worthless from a scientific point of view. Gender differences in the brain are subtle, and so far it has proven hard to identify any reliable brain differences that translate through to behavioral differences. I often look for such differences in my research on social and scientific reasoning, and to date I have found them too small to be significant. This is not to say that there are no biological gender differences. There are small behavioral differences (e.g. on mental rotation), and some small biological differences (see work by Larry Cahill). However cultural effects of gender stereotype are also very strong - the current evidence would suggest they are far stronger than any genuine biological differences. Self-report measures show clear differences, because those measures assess people's self-concept, but neither objective behavior nor neural measures show such clear differences.
Books like this one play loose with scientific facts in the service of reinforcing social stereotypes. These stereotypes tend to be heavily internalized by men and women, so that they actually influence their performance on tests, causing them to perform less well than they might otherwise. This phenomenon is called stereotype threat - you can google it. Because of stereoptype threat, we can't even be sure the small differences we see between genders on objective performance tests reflect genuine differences in potential, or are merely reflections of social sterotypes.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on September 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Gender has become such an important topic in companies and organizations that senior leaders and line executives will lose effectiveness if they don't have the latest scientific brain research straightforwardly described in this book.

Most valuable, this book also includes some practical, easy to use tools and approaches that I applied in my work (and home) -- immediately.

From Michael Gurian we finally have a serious, business-oriented, fact-based, value/politics free knowledgebase and resources for moving to the next generation of gender effectiveness and mobilizing the special skills and capabilities of women and men.

So much of the current "gender diversity" approaches and rhetoric, presentations and training programs are based on feel-good ideology and anecdotes. For example, trying to make guys more like women or women less "aggressive." I've been involved in a lot of these and everybody's eyes just glaze over now.

I've been buying this book for my friends and it has made a difference in their work right away.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sasha on September 22, 2010
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Aargh!! I just heard the numbers in this book parroted on the CBS Early Show. How can any rational person believe a book that says "Men have approximately six and a half times more gray matter related to cognition and intelligence than women have, and women have nearly ten times more white matter related to cognition and intelligence than men have.." That means 650% more gray matter, folks! (And 1000% more white matter!)

To think that this self-styled "philosopher," WITHOUT ANY MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC TRAINING, could go on publishing this junk!! Someone must put a stop to Michael Gurian and his absurd "brain-based" claims about gender differences. The real data on sex differences in the human brain are much more subtle and of no known behavioral signficance.

If women have trouble as leaders it is because our society still unconsciously associates the word "leader" with "male." So women need to sidestep in all these careful ways to get their point across and encourage others to follow them without appearing pushy or unfeminine.

Ah, but if we tell people it's all "hardwired," then we don't have to change our stereotypes--or our power structure!
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I love this book. When we've used in programs to open the dialogue for partnering and tapping into the strengths of both genders, I've found it is a key resource for women working more effectively with men and men with women.
Cheryl Alexander Stearns www.cherylalexander.com
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By curiousgreeneyes on December 25, 2012
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I am doing a research paper on gender in the workplace exactly what I was looking for!! Guardian is right on point- more businesses need to recognize the differences!!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reader from Long Island on August 25, 2008
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Oh, how this book has already changed the way we do business -- from listening to clients to negotiating with potential clients -- we have embraced and incorporated the many lessons Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis have to teach (we were extremely lucky to get an advance reading copy so have a two month jump on our competition). Michael's parenting books have always described my son, and helped me so tremendously with his learning issues. But this crossover into the corporate world is pure genius. From every budding entrepreneur to every CEO, from the smallest local businesses to the largest global conglomerate, every one in business needs to read this book.
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