The Gentle Revolution by Helena Cornelius
Men and women at work: what goes wrong and how to fix it

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Synopsis

Have you ever left a meeting grumbling 'Typical male!' or 'Typical female!'? Although we all know that men and women behave differently, we can still be surprised or confused sometimes by each other's behaviour. Most of us have worked with someone whose style was more like what we'd expect from their opposite sex. Has their attitude ever irritated you or brought you to boiling point?

The Gentle Revolution opens our eyes to the dynamics of puzzling behaviour in others when masculine and feminine differences are in play. It encourages us to understand what's behind workplace hassles and to respond in a way that enables men and women to value and enjoy working together.

Offering an array of practical solutions, this book shows you how to: understand the sources of conflicts between men and women at work sort out problems exacerbated by differences in masculine and feminine styles balance the masculine and feminine qualities within yourself draw out the positives of both styles in your organisation. Rather than succumbing to gender stereotyping and apportioning blame, The Gentle Revolution identifies the eight definitive values that influence our traditional ideas of masculine and feminine. By completing several entertaining quizzes, you can determine which values most describe you, and discover the stumbling blocks you'll encounter as a result -- as well as the stepping stones to solutions. With plenty of real-life examples and a realistic approach, Helena Cornelius has written a book that no manager, employee or trainer can afford to be without if they wish to take part in the gentle revolution.

 

About Helena Cornelius

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cornelius, BA, is a psychologist, manager and mother of three. She is also a Director of the Conflict Resolution Network.
 
Published June 1, 2000 by Simon & Schuster Australia. 432 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.