Washington, DC, November 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As the special guest on the Bouncing Back Now show on the Real Coaching Radio TV Network, Mr. Elliott Katz intrigued viewers with the concept of being a strong man. His new book entitled: “Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants” has been translated into 20 languages and is currently in worldwide distribution.
Moving beyond the trendy ideas about a man’s role that just don’t seem to work, Katz shared insights on being a man that have withstood the test of time. Interestingly, these insights are the three key traits that he has heard many women complain were lacking in men today – showing leadership, making decisions, and taking responsibility.
Katz discussed the importance for men of stepping up to the plate. Katz stressed that women are looking for strong men in their lives; they want to feel safe. "In many cases, as women have gotten stronger and more independent, men have gotten progressively weaker." Katz relayed that women are picking up more and more responsibility and decision making and they are beginning to deeply resent it.
Katz emphasized that each couple is unique. "In every relationship, clearly some decisions are more suited to the particular woman, and some decisions are more suited to the particular man. But major and joint decisions need to be made with full participation and constructive input by both parties." According to Katz, a relationship is a partnership; with a partnership attitude, the relationship simply works better.
Where have today’s men gone astray? Katz theorized that since the age of industrialization modern men have spent much less time with their fathers. "They have fewer strong male role models and limited daily encounters with men in general." Katz lamented that in the media men are often portrayed as weak, cast as buffoons in the sit coms, the subject of ridicule, and the brunt of jokes.
Katz noted that man's standard “whatever you want” reply is not on for important decisions that affect the couple and the family. "Women are increasingly frustrated by the lack of leadership they are seeing." Katz asserts that women want a gentleman; they want a strong man.
Katz was careful to distinguish between the traits of a strong man from a mean, controlling bully - this is not the goal at all. According to Katz, a strong man can be both kind and considerate, as well as decisive. "It is a balancing act that modern men -- around the world -- are just now beginning to successfully navigate. Men’s roles have shifted so far and so fast, that up until now, there has been very little in the way of a useful road map."
For more information on Elliott Katz visit: http://www.BeingTheStrongMan.com
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Donna Marie Thompson, PhD – The Bouncing Back Now Relationship Coach – is a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index. Donna Marie is listed as one of America’s Premier Experts in relationships and personal development. She is the host of the “Bouncing Back Now” show on BlogTalkRadio and on the Real Coaching Radio/TV network.