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Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business

Book Description

Michael Gurian's trademark use of brain science in gender studies together with real life examples of what is currently happening in business leadership make this an important resource for businesses and organizations. It provides new vision and useful practical applications, helping women and men in the workplace become more effective and fulfilled, and ultimately helping businesses and business leaders realize increased profits. Through examples and case studies from companies like Kodak, Nike, Nintendo, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble, Avon, and Disney, the book shows readers how ignoring gender diversity actually impedes the true potential of any business.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise
  2. ALSO BY THE AUTHORS
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. Michael Gurian
    2. Barbara Annis
    3. A Gender Partnership
    4. Science-Based Leadership
    5. Gender Evolution
  8. PART 1 - The Theory
    1. Chapter 1 - Understanding the Science of Gender
      1. Getting to Know the Gender/Brain Spectrum
      2. Equal but Different Intelligence
      3. Burning Question: Are There Exceptions to the Gender Rules?
      4. Empowering Yourself and Your Corporation by Joining the Scientific Process
      5. The Lighthouse
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 2 - Understanding How the Male and Female Brain Work Differently
      1. Three Primary Areas of Brain Difference
      2. Burning Question: Do Women Have to Become Men to Get Ahead?
      3. Moving Forward
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 3 - Understanding How Men and Women Lead Differently
      1. Manifestations of Brain Differences in Leadership
      2. A Core Leadership Difference: Approaches to Being in Charge
      3. Balanced Leadership
      4. Leading Differently: The Success Story of Pam Gomez Gil
      5. Transforming Your Team
      6. A Pause for Breath
      7. Moving to Part Two
      8. Summary
  9. PART 2 - The Tools
    1. Chapter 4 - GenderTool I
      1. About Our Gender Tools
      2. The Science of Gender and Negotiation
      3. What Executives Have Said About Gender and Negotiation
      4. Applying Balanced Leadership to Negotiations
    2. Chapter 5 - GenderTool 2
      1. Improving Your Meetings: Using Ten Essential Gender-Balanced Management Skills
    3. Chapter 6 - GenderTool 3
      1. Focusing on Verbal Communication
      2. Burning Question: How Much Do You Have to Change Your Communication Style?
      3. Focusing on Nonverbal Communication
      4. Communication Differences in Sales
    4. Chapter 7 - GenderTool 4
      1. Focusing on Conflict
  10. PART 3 - The Applications
    1. Chapter 8 - Helping Women
      1. Success Stories: How Gender-Balanced Leadership Improves the Bottom Line
      2. What Women Want? No, What Women Need!
      3. Confronting Obstacles to Meeting Women’s Needs
      4. The Quiet Evolution
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 9 - Helping Men
      1. Clarifying and Maximizing Men’s Strengths
      2. Understanding Issues Men Face in Leadership
      3. Men’s Issues (What Men Need)
      4. Men Need Work/Life Balance
      5. For Women: Tips for Supervising Men
      6. Bringing It All Together: A Final GenderTool
      7. Summary
    3. Chapter 10 - GenderTool 5
      1. The Importance of Mentoring and Coaching in Gender Science
      2. GenderTool 5: Focusing on Mentoring and Coaching
      3. For Mentors: A Checklist
      4. Mentoring Women
      5. For Men: Tips for Supervising Women
      6. Mentoring Men
      7. Make Mentoring a Part of Your Corporation’s Infrastructure
      8. Mentoring for the New Millennium
  11. EPILOGUE: THE FUTURE OF GENDER
  12. NOTES AND RESOURCES
  13. APPENDIX: GENDER/BRAIN SPECTRUM SURVEYS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
  14. THE AUTHORS
  15. INDEX