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Each of us enters the workplace not only as a human being, but as a woman or man, Leadership and the Sexes links the actual science of male/female brain differences to every aspect of business. Written by the New York Times best-selling author and gender expert Michael Gurian and acclaimed workplace gender consultant Barbara Annis, this groundbreaking audio weaves brain science and gender studies with real life examples from business leaders to provide a new vision of gender diversity.

Leadership and the Sexes presents brain science tools with which listeners can look into the brains of men and women to understand themselves and one another. Provided are five GenderTools, which can be used immediately in executive, management, design and marketing teams. The gender science presented here has been used successfully by such diverse corporations as IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Brooks Sports, and many others. This gender science helps leaders increase their organization's competitive edge, profits, and bottom line by:

  • Increasing gender intelligence between men and women.
  • Discovering new ways to supervise, negotiate, and manage.
  • Revising male/female relationships to meet the demands of the global economy
  • Understanding how to use gender science to sell and market products and services.

    The corporation that utilized the authentic differences between men and women is the organization that discovers significant competitive advantage. The company or firm that helps women and men understand each other discovers maximum success.

  • ©2008 Michael Gurian (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

    Critic Reviews

    "Leadership and the Sexes is an important work and Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis are perfect to do it. Filled with practical, accessible information, this is audio that all of us need, whether we deal with men and women at work or (with those who lead) in our communities or families." (Daniel Amen, M.D., neuropsychiatrist, the Amen Clinics; best-selling author, Sex on the Brain)

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    • mosselyn
    • 05-08-2011


    The narration style did not fit the material, for me, and made it hard to listen to. The pace was very slow. Either the narrator, or the prose, or both, gave the book a patronizing tone.

    The material was very repetitive. The book is organized as a workshop for executives and their management teams, which was not clear from the description. Not the best format for an audiobook. Frequent references to the authors' workshops and other books made it feel a bit like an ad, too.

    Lastly, the book was not as gender balanced as I hoped/expected. Though it pays lip service to balanced advice, I found it to be much more about how men can understand/accomodate/benefit from women's "brain differences" than vice versa. Perhaps this is understandable but, I would have preferred a better balance. (And I'm coming at this from the female side of the equation).

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    • Jeremy Jones
    • 04-02-2011

    Didn't get much good information from this

    The writing didn't translate well to audio book and I found it difficult to listen to. It had some decent information, but nothing groundbreaking.

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    • Taras
    • 29-04-2010

    A very long corporate brochure

    There is about 30 minutes of useful information, which one might get from shorter articles on the subject online. The bulk of the content is the usual corporate lingo with bland statements and outdated management advice. Rest is common sense. There is very little practical information.

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    • Robert Fritzen
    • 12-07-2019

    Good advice

    I found this book quite informative and full of great advice for more effective partnerships with the opposite sex. The line between fact and opinion got quite blurry at times as the authors attempted to back their methods with science , but I think they did a good job of fairly extrapolating the data with useful advice.

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    • A.A.
    • 26-07-2017

    Excellent Read! Relevant and Important

    I listened to this at a 2.00 speed and devoured it in two days. So I didn't find the narrator hard to listen to at all. The content was fascinating, and I learned a lot. I'm far more gender intelligent because of this book and will immediately be implementing the suggested actions in my workplace.

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    • Roy
    • 04-04-2010

    Great Introduction

    Gurian and Annis have provided a very practical introduction to the neuroscience related to differentials in male/female behavior. This book provides enough technical background to orient the reader and an abundance of practical management help and insight. Well read, well wirten, and well organized. There is ample insight for every listener to immediately apply to the work place.

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