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.
Barbara Annis is a world-renowned expert on Gender Intelligence (R) and inclusive leadership, advocating the value and practice of Gender Intelligence (R) 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.