Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

By: Barbara Annis (author), Richard Nesbitt (author)Hardback

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What if your company could gain a greater profit share of the market simply by promoting more women into its senior management team? Sounds like a no-brainer, and despite nearly every study done in the past three decades proving companies with women leaders deliver superior performance, the number of women in the C-suites of companies all over the world is noticeably low. Results at the Top is written for the men who know the value female leaders bring to the table and need a tangible way to get them there. Whether you're building your leadership team from scratch or trying to transform long-established norms for a competitive advantage today, the practical guidance inside wastes no space with blame for the current state of women leaders and goes straight to the immediate steps organizations can take to change it. It gives you everything you need to both create the internal systems for promoting gender diversity on every step of the career ladder and motivating employees to celebrate its shared, bottom-line benefits. Up-to-date viewpoints don't confuse equal with same and go in-depth into the scientific differences between men and women that can complement each other to produce higher performing teams. Along with neurological variances, there are societal behaviors men and women need to recognize and substitute with more productive and advantageous ones. Through eye-opening research and illustrative examples from the real world, both sexes gain a deeper understanding of how we got here and the pioneering systems companies in the highest echelons of their industries are using to evolve leadership development all the way to the top. This everyday guidebook will immediately change the way you approach work with: * A powerful new evaluation method for assessing the source of gender diversity in a company's leadership * Concrete strategies men can use to champion greater gender diversity along with ways men and women can improve collaboration in order to run better organizations * Focused coverage on addressing gender diversity with Millennials and don't be surprised when you find they're not so different The most satisfying part of Results at the Top is watching your company's performance soar as gender bias disappears.

About Author

BARBARA ANNIS is founding partner of Gender Intelligence Group (GIG). She is the author of Same Words, Different Language, Third Edition, and coauthor of several books, including Gender Intelligence and Work With Me. RICHARD NESBITT is president and CEO of Global Risk Institute. He is also adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto and chair of the advisory board to its Mind Brain Behaviour Hive.

Contents

Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1 Your Wake-Up Call 1 Diversity at the Top: Correlates with Better Performance, 1 How We Came Together, 3 Barbara s Wake-Up Call, 4 When I Became a Real Manager of People, 6 The Diversity Money Pit, 7 What Makes the Difference, 9 Brushing Your Horse, 10 Lack of Gender Success Is Costly, 11 This Is Your Toolkit, 11 Endnotes, 12 Chapter 2 The Business Case for the Advancement of Women 15 Let s Do It! , 16 Defining Superior Performance, 17 Adding Women to Boards, 18 The Reason for the Improvement in Financial Performance, 20 The Future of Leadership, 20 Values Don t Matter If We re Not Making the Numbers , 21 Endnotes, 31 Chapter 3 Ascent of Neuroscience 35 Equal Does Not Mean the Same!, 36 The Ascent of Neuroscience, 36 The Domino Effect, 36 Bell Curve of Gender Tendencies, 37 The Ability to Peer More Deeply, 38 Sex Differences in Brain Structure and Function, 40 Sex Differences in Hormonal Composition, 44 The Breakthrough That Knowledge Brings, 45 Endnotes, 46 Chapter 4 Ascent of Women 49 The First Long Step, 50 Women Joining Business Clubs, 51 Cultures Clinging to Tradition, 52 The Ascent of Women, 52 An Economic Necessity Versus a Choice, 58 Areas Where Glass Ceilings Still Exist, 59 Endnotes, 66 Chapter 5 Ascent of Men 71 Men Accelerating Change, 71 The Evolution of an Attitude, 75 Evolution in Our Thinking, 80 Are We Stalled or Advancing?, 81 The Aha Moment, 83 Breaking the Mold, 84 Endnotes, 87 Chapter 6 Millennials: Facts and Fictions 89 It s Not a Generational Issue, 89 How Much the Same We Really Are, 96 Why Women Are Needed in the Tech Industry, 97 It s Not a Generational Issue, 99 Endnotes, 100 Chapter 7 What Works and What Doesn t 101 We re over the Tipping Point, 103 How to Create Sustainable Change, 104 What Works and Why, 105 What Doesn t Work and Why, 108 Other Best Practices, 112 Critical Mass and Critical Mindset, 114 Endnotes, 114 Chapter 8 The Role of the Board 117 Lack of Mentoring, 118 Stereotypes in Business, 118 Richard s Story: Boards in the 2008 Financial Crisis and Their Gender Composition, 119 The Quota Experience in Norway, 121 Picking the Best Candidate Remains Vital to Success, 122 It May All Start with the Board of Directors, 123 Humans Follow Role Models, 126 Role Models Are Leaders, 126 Women s Participation in Management and on Boards, 129 Men s Beliefs and Behaviors Are Changing Slowly, 130 Endnotes, 131 Chapter 9 Measuring Commitment 133 A General Model for Gender Diversity in Management Information Systems (MIS), 134 Defining a Model for Gender Diversity, 135 Gender Diversity Model for Management Information System (MIS), 138 Constructing a New Gender Propensity Index(c), 142 What Happens Next?, 143 Endnotes, 144 Chapter 10 How to Rid the Plumbing of Bias 145 Gender Parity in New Graduates, 146 Sourcing, Job Descriptions, and Interviewing, 146 Nine Levers for Creating Gender-Intelligent Organizations, 150 Areas Where Systemic Biases May Form, 152 Just Go in There, 153 Having a Hard Time Getting Women to Join, 154 You re Creating a Lose-Lose Scenario, 154 Fixing the Plumbing, 155 Endnotes, 156 Chapter 11 What the Future Holds 157 How Engaging Are Your Engagement Surveys?, 157 Brushing the Engagement Survey Horse, 159 Are We Being Gender Intelligent about This? , 159 Challenging Tradition, 160 Feminine Values in Financial Services, 161 Why Does Gender Success Elude So Many Businesses?, 162 What If We Do Not Act?, 163 Steps to Gender Success, 165 The Long Ascent, 167 Endnotes, 168 Index 171

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  • ISBN13: 9781119384083
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781119384083
  • weight: 368
  • ISBN10: 1119384087

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