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Talking from 9 to 5: How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard, Who Gets Credit, and What Gets Done at Work
Talking from 9 to 5 How Women's and Men's Conversational Styles Affect Who Gets Heard Who Gets Credit and What Gets Done at Work Author:Deborah Tannen Your project went off without a hitch--but somebody else got the credit...You averted a crisis brilliantly--but no one noticed...You came to the meeting with a sensational idea--but it was ignored until someone else said the same thing... — HOW CAN YOU GET CREDIT & GET AHEAD? — In her extraordinary international bestseller, You Just Don't Understa... more »nd, Deborah Tannen transformed forever the way we look at intimate relationships between women and men. Now she turns her keen ear and observant eye toward the workplace--where the ways in which men and women communicate can determine who gets heard, who gets ahead, and what gets done.
An instant classic, Talking From 9 to 5 brilliantly explains women's and men's conversational rituals--and the language barriers we unintentionally erect in the business world. It is a unique and invaluable guide to recognizing the verbal power games and miscommunications that cause good work to be underappreciated or go unnoticed--an essential tool for promoting more positive and productive professional relationships among men and women.« less
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A very interesting study of how conversational styles that are not the "norm" can be interpreted very differently (most specifically traditional womens' vs. traditional white mens' work styles, but also styles from other cultures such as Japan and Britain, and styles that do not meet the norm such as those of assertive women who have an approach that is seen as more traditionally "male" than is expected of them).
Rather than advocating for a "best" style, Tannen shows how at the minimum having an awareness of other styles and if possible trying to adapt a more flexible style of one's own may be a great advantage in a working world that is made up of increasingly diverse work forces and ever more competetive markets.