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Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Work With Me is the timely collaboration of two of the world’s foremost authorities on gender relations. Barbara Annis, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, team up to resolve the most stressful and confusing challenges facing men and women at ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by St. Martin's Press (first published May 1st 2013)
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Becki Iverson
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was a stop-halfway-through book, and it didn't need to be. But I suppose it was sort of my own fault - I should have known that any book separating groups of people so bluntly in the title (in this case, gender) wasn't going to be subtle about how to treat a complex topic.

I believe there are differences between men and women in the workplace, but it's not as simple as one vs. another, especially in the work place. This book tends to wander, rambling between personal and professional, with
Charissa Ty
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
I think this book could be summarized to 5 pages since all their points kept repeating itself.

One thing they didn't include though, what if women in the marketplace influenced emotional branding? Unlike previous forms of advertising where, like the book states, that focuses on glorifying their own brand and comparing it with Brand X like males do.

Everything Emma Watson said in her UN speech could basically win this book's points by a landslide.

They included brain science facts in it as well. S
Daniel Taylor
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Madhu is a top paediatrician in India. She’s written a textbook on children’s medicine. But her male colleagues refer to her textbook but place no value on her in-person opinions.

The old model of gender equality is men and women are the same and should be treated accordingly. Annis and Gray propose a new model: men and women are different, value those differences.

Their book is divided into two parts: eight gender blind spots and how to grow in gender intelligence. The first part looks at the tru
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business by Barbara Annis and John Gray

“Work With Me" is the timely and much needed book on how to work effectively with the opposite gender. The main purpose of this excellent book is to expose and eliminate our blind spots. The authors provide a new level of understanding called “gender intelligence” backed by exhaustive research, sound science and a pragmatic approach to reach solid conclusions. Accomplished authors, Barbara Annis and
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, owned-paper
Anyone wanting to improve communication of all forms, needs to read this. It is an excellent book with good scenario examples and a few scientific facts to backup their info. It will improve how you ask questions or make comments to both genders. there are explanations as to why women ask questions (not to be annoying or because they lack confidence), if men listen...etc. I changed the way I text my boyfriend. I also formulate my comments and questions differently to avoid the dumb little miscom ...more
Theresa Hildebrand
Caution: Do not listen to this audio book while driving. Somewhat interesting insight into how men & women differ in their workplace communication. I really didn't agree with stereotypes that were constantly reinforced within. Not all women are overly emotional and libel to take offensive at every criticism. This book definitely falls into the category of "Forced myself to finish it." There are better options out there. ...more
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The author and her team are on the cutting edge of how the genders can work together well in the future.
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf
Got about 60% through, some good points but too much emphasis on making one gender responsible for the actions of the other gender
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book gave good scenarios of the different ways men and women act and react to one another.
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I chose to read this book because I've always been interested in psychological perspectives and business. I'm very familiar with John Gray, and I knew with his name on the book, I was sure to learn something.

Work with Me is an insightful book that explores gender intelligence, a subject that is fairly new in our society. We have, for so long, learned to believe that men and women are equal--especially in the workplace. However, this fairly new way of working together forgets to address one very
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brain, relationships
I gave this book a 4 because, even though it describes and explains 8 major differences between men and women in their work relationships, it misses a major reason for success in dealing with people in work and even in personal relationships.

My husband and I have three adult children. We could never treat the two girls the same way. They are more different from each other than they are from their brother. Yes, there are gender differences that can be substantiated by looking at brain structure,
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Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business by Barbara Annis and John Gray was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2014.


Do “Gender Blind Spots” exist in today’s workplace? According to authors Barbara Annis and John Gray, Ph.D., there are eight gender blind spots that can cause minor misunderstandings to become chronic dividers in the office and beyond. The pair combine thoughtful examples with timely rese
Hung Tran
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
helps you understand and how to deal with both gender in the workplace. It describes how men and women mind work differently in different situations.
Great book.
Fred Kohn
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is really, really good and I am at a loss to explain the relatively low average rating and the negative reviews. As a man working in a female-dominated workplace (my immediate supervisor, department head, branch manager, HR director, and finance director are all women— in fact, the only male manager at my branch is the CEO) I have frequently found myself rather befuddled after years of working in male-dominated workplaces. This book has given me invaluable tools not only for understand ...more
Jul 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I think "Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Mars" is a better book in understanding differences in communication styles between men and women and provides useful techniques. "Work With Me" contained huge sweeping stereotypes, like offering help to a man suggests that you think he's incapable of doing it himself. I think plenty of men and women are willing to accept help. The book provided some interesting perspective on dialogs -- she says "Have we considered the impact?", what she means "This c ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this book for work and was really surprised by how much I like it. They cite scientific studies about how men and women deal with conflict (which applies to workplace conflict as well)... they look at the history of office culture and corporate hierarchies... and then they apply that to the how office politics work. The end result is a new understanding of how people act at work that can help us be more mindful employees and bosses.
Carol R.
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I heard about this book through the ABWA magazine and knew I needed to buy it. While it's geared for business, I think the insights will be valuable for anyone working with the opposite gender whether on church committees, on nonprofit boards, or in a marriage. I do wish it gave a few more strategies for using the knowledge in actual situations! ...more
Jul 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Disappointing. Disjointed. Despite its title, routinely in the middle of a chapter there is a scenario about dating. Eew
Rick Rempala
May 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
great idea,crappy book.would be a good Readers Digest article
could have said it all in 5 pages instead of 249!
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading the pitfall of business between men and women.
Keep it interesting very well written.
May 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
did not finish
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf
Skim-read the high-level concepts here. Want to return to this.
Dimple Kaul
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Brilliant Book that must be a mandatory read for the Corporate World - especially the corner office folks!
Vicky Griffith
Aug 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
This is an overly simplistic look at gender divides in the workplace, but I did take a few things away from reading it. I'd advise taking its points with a grain of salt. ...more
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
*I won a copy of this book from Goodreads.

Absolutely excellent. This is the book that will move gender equality in the workplace forward.
John Pedersen
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Extremely valuable, clearly written book about the differences between how men and women approach work and life. I bet I'll be going back to this one again and again. ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Even still today we have to discuss the difference between men and woman. Interesting read.
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