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Same Words, Different Language: A Proven Guide for Creating Gender Intelligence at Work, Third Edition by Barbara Annis

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4. Attention, Women: How Men See You—and How They Feel About It

You have to look at a thing from two points of view…to really understand it. The approach is to help us all understand the conversation we find ourselves in and gain insights from each other, not label one way right and the other wrong and thereby further drive a wedge between the sexes….

—Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Laureate

It’s amazing how little men and women know about one another. I mean, really know about one another. Each gender thinks it understands the other, but in fact, both men and women are actually suspended—hung up on—a lot of misconceived opinions and assumptions about the other gender. Opinions and assumptions are fine in their place, but they’re limited ...

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