Soundview Executive Book Summaries


Nixing the Playground Rules
September 18, 2008, 10:59 AM
Filed under: Leadership | Tags: ,

According to Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis, it’s not about who’s better at business in the “men versus women” debate; it’s about realizing the difference between the business strengths of both genders. I don’t think there are any playground taunts that can even begin to tackle that.

 

In Leadership & the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business, authors Gurian and Annis work together to offer readers a new view of gender diversity. Both genders have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to business: Men tend to zone out more in meetings, but they are also more competitive. Women often tend to run off topic, but they are also natural-born multi-taskers. But when it comes down to it, both men and women want control.

 

Both authors are experts on the topic. Gurian is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books (The Wonder of Boys and Boys and Girls Learn Differently!), a corporate consultant, family therapist, and co-founder of the Gurian Institute. His coauthor, Annis, is the author of Same Words, Different Language, a corporate consultant on gender intelligence and inclusive leadership, and CEO of Barbara Annis & Associates.

 

Be sure to look for a summary in our September package!

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