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In a dream world, this would be mandatory reading for all men in the workplace. Males who are not aware of these communication differences are likely not hiring or promoting talented female employees because they misconstrue their politeness for passiveness, or their humble remarks (or even self-degrading remarks) for lack of confidence, etc.
As a working woman, reading this book gave me an advantage. After reading it, I find myself using a different communication style now with males at work than I do with females at work. At least now I am aware of how the "female" communication style I naturally use is probably being heard by my male superiors. Likewise, as a boss I've put this book, along with "Who Moved My Cheese?", on the reading list for new hires.
Substantively, I felt the book could have used some major editing starting about half-way through where it became a bit tedious. But it's worth the read for the important lessons learned.
Lastly, others have criticized this book for not offering solutions to the problem. The solution is awareness. If both genders are aware of these communication differences, the problem is virtually eliminated.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written, well researched and fascinating illumination of the differences in communication styles and intentions between men and women. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Duffsgal
Good research and explanation of gender based differences in communication.Published 18 months ago by SHALINI
Love this book. If you are a woman in the workplace, and sometimes feel you are having difficulty communicating with your mail counterparts (or boss), read this book! Read morePublished 21 months ago by melstero
I did not get anything out of this book. I learned nothing new and feel like I wasted my money.Published on February 26, 2014 by JKRV