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Work with Me: How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

Barbara Annis, John Gray

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Prose: non-fiction, Business & management, Business ethics & social responsibility, Advice on careers & achieving success

A compelling, fascinating, and above-all, practical book which will do for men and women's relationships in the workplace what MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS did for their romantic relationships.

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together?

In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations. Filled with 'ah-ha' moments, WORK WITH ME provides a blueprint for boosting your gender intelligence. It provides new insights and solutions that will help break down barriers and enable men and women to bridge their different values, build trust and increase their credibility with each other, at work and at home.

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Praise for Work with Me: How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

  • An easy-to-read guide to workplace communications - The Economist

  • [A] must read . . . In the first section, the authors examine eight gender blind spots that emerged from their own research, and that are supported by data and research from outside institutions. The blind spots are humorous, but the examples of how we misinterpret each other will hit home. Compelling stories from individuals bring the data to life, and facts on gender are included throughout. Even more useful is the book's second section, which offers examples of gender intelligence at work, plus practical advice on how to build trust and improve communications. Pragmatic and timely, this joint offering by two complementary experts - one from Mars and one from Venus - promises to be a game changer - Publishers Weekly

  • Work with Me is the perfect blend of Annis' cutting-edge research and insights into the minds of men and women at work, and Gray's enduring contribution to our understanding of male-female personal relations. Together, Annis and Gray provide the perfect relational guide for men and women looking for happiness and success through greater understanding as colleagues, partners, and parents - Jack Canfield, author and co-creator of the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' series

  • What a concept! Men being men and women being women. It's about time we put to rest the failed notion that we are all the same. Annis and Gray introduce an entirely new way to think and talk about gender equality in the 21st century. Work with Me is a perfect blend of work-life and personal-life messages. No other book tackles the issue of men and women working and winning together - Raymond Aaron, New York Times bestselling author of Double Your Income Doing What You Love

  • Annis and Gray bravely reveal the blind spots that perpetually prevent men and women from understanding and appreciating their gender differences, not hiding or suppressing their authentic natures, and as a result, finding greater success and happiness in their professional and personal lives - Dr Fabrizio Mancini, bestselling author of The Power of Self-Healing

  • Work with Me is a landmark work that examines today's workplace opportunities and challenges through both an economic and social interaction lens and demonstrates why gender intelligence - not gender equality - will inspire a culture of inclusiveness and create a sustainable source of economic advantage for, individuals, leaders, and their organizations - Lara Warner, Chief Financial Officer, Credit Suisse Investment Bank

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Barbara Annis

Barbara Annis is a world-renowned expert on Gender Intelligence and inclusive leadership, advocating the value and practice of Gender Intelligence in over 60 Fortune 500 companies, ten governments, and numerous organizations across the globe. Her insights and achievements have pioneered a transformational shift in cultural attitudes on the importance of gender unity to personal and organisational success. Her book, Same Words, Different Language, is considered a seminal contribution to the new conversation between men and women at work. She serves as Chair Emeritus of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and was recently conferred the International Alliance for Women, Lifetime Achievement Award.John Gray, PhD, is the leading relationship expert in the world and bestselling relationship author of all time. His book, Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus, is ranked by USA Today as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last 25 years. His 17 books have been translated into 50 different languages, and he is a popular keynote speaker for international organisations and Fortune 500 companies. He is the founder of Mars Venus Coaching and has personally trained over 500 coaches in 27 countries to bridge the gender gap in business through gender-smart leadership, sales, and team-building training programs.

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