Review: Rationalizations for Women Who Do Too Much While Running With the Wolves

5 Star, Civil Society, Consciousness & Social IQ, Culture, Research, Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Philosophy, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
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Allison McCune (Author), Tomye B. Spears (Author)

5.0 out of 5 stars Pioneering Book by Personable Authors, May 26, 2011
I was shocked to see the scorching negative comment on this book. I met one of the authors tonight at a Microsoft job fair, she is one of their Human Relations recruiters (probably has a broader portfolio than that), and we talked about the book, the emergence of “lists” at which this book was a pioneer, and the total concept of women as distinct from men and both the obstacles and challenges that women face, and the enormous value that women bring, best reflected for me in another book I have reviewed, Mapping the Moral Domain: A Contribution of Women’s Thinking to Psychological Theory and Education.

I have not bought and read this book, and I believe that the other comment is based on a superficial review while standing in line, or a cursory reading. With books like this, half the value is what you bring to the book in context and experience. In any event, I looked around,m and found that at GoodReads.com there are 2 reviews, 4 ratings, and an average rating of 4.25. So there!

The book is offered very inexpensively at ebay and a multitude of other sites as well as Amazon, and it has sold 75,000 copies. I cannot imagine 75,000 people sharing the negative impression of this book reflected in the first (and until now, only) Amazon review, so I hope that my small intervention will restore some balance for this book at this site at this time.

Women have smaller egos, higher intuition, and a more compassionate approach to life, relationships, and information than men do. Men tend to have big egos, rotten intuition, and a more hard-nosed “justice” and black and white approach to things. This makes them terrible at nuances, one reason I personally believe that women will be the primary leaders as we move forward into Epoch B (bottom up multicultural long-term open everything) leadership. HOWEVER, I *exclude* women who have forced themselves to become like men in their way up. The women I look to for leadership have not sacrificed their integrity, their spirtuality, or their femininity.

A handful of other recommendations, more recent, in the same vein:
Female Leadership: Management, Jungian Psychology, Spirituality and the Global Journey Through Purgatory
The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership
Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity
The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living
Getting A Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad
Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence
Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (Currents)
The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

Sidenote: I read in 98 categories, and Amazon has for years refused my suggestions for improving access to reviews as in “show me all reviews by this reviewer in this category). You can browse all my reviews across all 98 categories, including for example Change and Innovation, Complexity & Resilience, Consciousness & Social IQ, Leadership, and so on, at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog.