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.
Description : World-renowned experts on gender intelligence Barbara Annis and Keith Merron suggest it’s time to move beyond arguments based on politics and fairness, building an economic business case for gender diversity in the workplace. Despite forty years of laws, quotas, diversity training, and legal expenses aimed toward equalizing pay, opportunities, and working conditions between the sexes, the glass ceiling remains firmly intact. For too long, companies have played the “numbers game”—attempting to tackle gender imbalance by forcing affirmative action policies and numeric standards on organizations to increase the representation of women in management. Yet, these efforts have rarely been sustained. In this groundbreaking comprehensive analysis, based on more than twenty-five years of in-depth surveys involving 100,000 men and women across dozens of Fortune 500 companies, Barbara Annis and Keith Merron provide a deeper understanding of the multiplicity of forces that have combined to create and perpetuate gender inequality. Gender Intelligence exposes common false assumptions that prevent men and women from successfully performing together at work—myths exacerbated by worn-out theories of gender blindness and sameness thinking. It show how a small but growing number of courageous, leading-edge companies have broken through the barriers to successfully advance women, making the remarkable transformation from compliance to choice—from pressure to preference—and show how it can be done in any business. Gender Intelligence features 17 illustrations.
Description : Jump-start boys' achievement with a step-by-step leadership plan that draws on brain research to provide a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive.
Description : This book analyzes how the media covers women leaders and reinforces gendered evaluations of their candidacies and performance. It deals with current transformations in political communication that may change the nature and scope of leadership in contemporary democracies with implications for relations between female leaders, media and citizens.
Description : A Portrait of a School: Coeducation at Andover is the first comprehensive study of how gender works out on a day to day basis in an American high school. Using school records, survey research, interviews, and school archives, Kathleen M. Dalton reports for the first time on the long term effects of policy making to acheive sex equity in what was the oldest boys' boarding school in America. Is coeducation or single sex education the best way to educate adolescents? This is basic reading for anyone who seeks to understand gender and education.
Description : Not only do men and women reflect different gender roles through communication, but they are also impacted by communication about gender, especially from the media. Issues of sexual harassment and political correctness have raised the subject of gender differences in communication to an unprecedented level of political importance, influencing our value systems along the way. This study examines the changes that have occurred between men and women and how the sexes relate to one another from social, political, and ethical perspectives. Payne argues that religious ideology is an important aspect of gendered development and that biological, psychological, social, and cultural phenomena also affect sex roles.
Description : The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.
Description : In order to get the best out of people in organisations, managers need to address the fundamental principals of people management: those of motivation, ability and confidence building. This proposed book aims to bring together clarity and understanding of these three main areas in one text with anecdotes and practical examples to enable managers to gain demonstrable improvements in organisational performance through their people. The material will be underpinned with just enough theory to establish a rationale for practice. While a highly practical text, the aim is to meet many of the learning outcome requirements of the Certificate in Management and Diploma in Management people management / empowerment modules
Description : This book seeks to restore a little balance to The War of the Sexes that feminists have been waging openly for about two hundred years with increasing success, one regrettable result being 50% divorce rates in the decadent West. Chapter 1 discusses the feminist movement and Chapter 2 discusses how women ¡¥capture¡¦ men. Chapters 3 to 7 discuss the many physical, chemical, and sociological differences between the sexes, ranging from the inborn maternal instinct, to those arising from their different upbringing. In Chapters 8 to 13 the strengths and weaknesses of women in our decadent societies are discussed, including exploitation of women in the consumer society and the growing problem of teen and single mothers. In Chapters 14 to 18 the way in which women are beginning to take over the workforce, management, and politics at the expense of men is discussed, whilst in Chapter 19 the key reasons for the overall moral and financial decay of Western Civilization are discussed. Finally, in Chapters 20 to 25 an attempt is made to make some constructive suggestions to remedy some of the problems posed by moral and financial decline in the West. Thus it is suggested that marital-type relationships should always be a carefully chosen and communicative and constructive partnership between compatible, like-minded people with sound career paths and life goals. The penultimate chapter suggests how those couples that do have children can make them smarter, in turn helping keep the family happier and more successful. The final chapter discusses contact hypothesis and mere exposure research, an understanding of which might be useful in reducing the War of the Sexes and also the many ethnic conflicts that plague the world today.