Issue 107 - 05 | The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women at Work

By Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D.
Published July 10, 2013 12:00 p.m.
“When driving a car, our side and rear view mirrors don’t often reveal everything we need to see. We find we have blind spots and have to turn our head so as not hit something. We don’t resist the fact that we have blind spots or deny that they exist; we accept their presence and make every effort to improve our vision. We do it to be less of a hazard to others and to ourselves.

Quite similar are the obstructions that prevent men and women from seeing the other gender in the clearest possible light—misperceptions we call Gender Blind Spots. […]

Considering the implications in our personal lives, at our workplace, and for society as a whole, it’s time for a shift in our thinking. We need to step up to a new level of conversation and begin to include each other and participate with each other more successfully. We need a better understanding of why men and women think and act as they do. We need to see the strength in the complement of those differences. We need to be more gender-intelligent.”

About Barbara Annis & John Gray, Ph.D. | Barbara Annis is a world-renowned expert on Gender Intelligence® and inclusive leadership, advocating the value and practice of Gender Intelligence in over 60 Fortune 500 companies, governments, and numerous organizations across the globe. Her book, Same Words, Different Language is a seminal contribution to the new conversation between men and women at work. John Gray, Ph.D. is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling relationship author of all time. His book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, is ranked by USA Today as one of the top 10 most influential books over the last 25 years.

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