Competition LO18193

SMLevy1 (
Mon, 25 May 1998 20:15:06 EDT

Replying to LO18179 --

Replying to LO18157 and Doc H.

Re: Eisler and the "differences" between women's and men's sports teams,
it was noted months ago (before this competition thread began) that a neat
book detailing the some of these differences is "How to Succeed in
Business Without a Penis" by Karen Salmansohn. I've given my dogeared
copy to members of my team who have in turn recommended it to others of
both genders.

Regarding another comment in your post,

> My experience working with competitive women's soccer and softball teams
> is that, even when they are competing at a high level, their cooperative
> skills and interests come out much more so than boys teams.

My experience from both competing at and coaching high level sports leads
me to ask a simple question: Has anyone guessed where these differences
came from? Hint: The answer is only partially biological . . .

Each of us has the capacity to balance cooperation and competition without
lessening the desired outcome ("winning"). The location of the fulcrum is
dependent upon our ability (and this is non-gender based) to identify what
type of person we choose to be. Nice folks rarely finish last if they (1)
have talent and (2) they've worked their tails off in "perfect" practice.


(back again after a lurking vacation)
Steve Levy
Dir, OD & Employment
Dictaphone Corp: "Real Cool Technology That'll Leave the Competition


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