The SeXX Factor
Breaking the Unwritten Codes that Sabotage Personal
and Professional Lives
by Marilou Ryder, Ph.D. and Judith Briles, Ph.D.
Not only do men and women communicate differently, but from handling children's soccer games to dealing with executive boardroom meetings, they have their own set of codes and rules with each other, within their own genders and in their ability and inability to confront issues. These SeXX Factors create roadblocks, traps and snares in personal and professional domains.
Based on their research and interviews of 15,000 men and women over the past decade, the authors identify the gender-based codes men and women misuse in dealing with each other.
Showing how to eliminate these self-defeating behaviors, The SeXX Factor reveals:
+ Unwritten gender rules that undermine social interactions or sabotage career success
+ Communication styles that set up women for failure when interacting with men
+ The Big 10 ways women sabotage themselves (and men don't)
+ Which issues bug men dealing with women and which issues bug women dealing with men
+ How to create the "Power of Life"
This indispensible guide contains insightful quizzes, tips, personal anecdotes and practical solutions to everyday, gender-influenced dilemmas. The SeXX Factor will empower men and women, giving them the key to turn conflict into communication and ensure fruitful outcomes for their interactions with each other personally, socially and professionally.
"A useful primer on learning the rules to play the game to win."
— ForeWord Magazine
Marilou Ryder, Ph.D., a graduate of Adelphi and Syracuse Universities, was recently named the Johns Hopkins Outstanding Administrator of the Year as well as California Middle School Principal of the Year. She has been published in professional journals on the subject of women and leadership. She resides in Huntington Beach, California.
Judith Briles, Ph.D., a recognized authority in the field of women's issues, is CEO of The Briles Group, a research, training and consulting firm. She is the award-winning author of over 20 books, including Woman to Woman 2000, an update of Woman to Woman, the Chicago Tribune's 1987 Business Book of the Year. A featured guest on Oprah, MSNBC and CNN, she holds masters and doctorate degrees in business. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 224 pages
LC #2002102378, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-218-7 (pb), $15.95