The Executive Marriage Solution ISBN: 9781732503236, Robbins Flight Press, Copyright by Robbins & the author, Dr. Lisa M. Webb.
Subtitled “Transforming Boardroom Success Into Bedroom Bliss”, the author’s method is presented here in 3 Parts. Part 1 describes “The Journey: Looking Back and Moving Forward”. Part 2 discusses “The Decision: Planning for s Better Future”. Part 3 presents “The Destination: Sparking Conscious Transformation”. Each part is subdivided into sections/chapters describing and discussing the facts pertinent to the part exactly as described with Part 3 actually providing an ‘overall’ look at the emerging transformation. A list of sixty-three pertinent references are included along with the usual Dedication, Acknowledgements and provision of the author’s unique credits that support her abilities to legitimately provide such instruction.
Discussion/Conclusion: The theme of the book is to emphasize the fact that to retain a successful marital relationship, the same approach must be used as in business. That “If you refuse to buy into the idea that marriage is work, then you will be sadly disappointed.” Most executives are accustomed to directing matters as they see them and brook little if any deviation from what they believe to be best. Marriage is not in any way similar. It is a matter of ‘give and take’. Control of finances, social life, sex, housework, children all are matters that must be shared in one manner or another. Too often executives become confrontational in a situation that calls for understanding and communication. And more frequently than not, people do not understand that communication is more than ‘listening while formulating what you are going to say next’. A person must HEAR what the other individual is saying. Most frequently this may be accomplished by listening more than you talk. It also requires truthful, often painful, introspection. Numerous case histories are presented for emphasis. There is some redundancy but overall is a book from which many executives well may benefit.
5* For targeted audience.