Coping With the Male Ego in the Workplace

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Offers advice on handling a wide range of workplace relationships involving gender-based perceptions

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The authors, who are longtime managers, describe the male ego as the behavior that results from "a strong need to maintain a sense of superiority and control." It may be expressed covertly, by ignoring or downplaying women's contributions, or overtly, through sexual harassment and exclusion from decision-making processes. The authors are more concerned with "how come?" than "how to"; their extensive interviews with women illustrate a wide range of strategies for coping with gender-based conflicts about style, authority, and expectations. Though the authors hold out the promise of new management styles that make use of women's intuition and collaborative strengths, many of their examples make it clear that "barriers to success are real for women who expect to exert power." Like Beth Milwid's Working with Men (Berkley Pub., 1992), this book offers no universal prescriptions. Recommended for public libraries.
- Mary-Ellen Mort, Univ. of California at Berkeley Extension
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Grymes, who manages a division of a social services corporation, and Stanton, a human resources administrator, offer a carefully reasoned study which should prove useful to women. Their two basic premises are: although the balance of power is shifting, the American workplace is a man's world; and, by nature or nurture, men and women are different. Although the authors maintain that this book is not intended as a how-to guide, the dozens of case histories they adduce will surely help women to overcome their inclinations to be too deferential, too accommodating and too sensitive to the male ego. Grymes and Stanton here confront difficult situations, like those involving clients who expect special favors. They also deal with sexual harassment, but only as part of the larger picture of gender harassment.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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