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Women As Leaders

Top : Women As Leaders - In one sense leadership is the same for both men and women, but in a lot of respects the challenges of leadership differ slightly for men and women. Genders are not treated the same, and men and women may bring different skills and abilities to the leadership table. In this section we'll look at some of these differences, and some of the challenges women face that are unique to them in leadership roles.


  • 7 Ways To Watch How You Talk! By Paul Megan
    If women are interested in leadership positions they have to learn how to communicate assertively. So says the author of this article. He provides seven critical pieces of communication advice aimed at women in the workplace. Men in the workplace would be wise to heed this advice as well. (Added: 5-Mar-2010 Hits: 695 )
  • As Leaders, Women Rule By Rochelle Sharpe
    If the title of this article speaks the truth, why aren't there more women leaders? Read this article to learn why, according to the article. (Added: 14-Mar-2007 Hits: 1406 )
  • Centered leadership: How talented women thrive By Joanna Barsh
    Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education, and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons. This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is unfair, but also because the world has an increasingly urgent need for more leaders. All men and women with the brains, the desire, and the perseverance to lead should be encouraged to fulfill their potential and leave their mark. (Added: 8-Mar-2013 Hits: 391 )
  • Few Executives Are Self-Aware, But Women Have the Edge - John Baldoni - Harvard Business Review By John Baldoni
    Research by Hay Group, culled from its 17,000-person behavioral competency database in 2012, finds that when it comes to empathy, influence, and the ability to manage conflicts in the executive level, women show more skill than men. Specifically, women are more likely to show empathy as a strength, demonstrate strong ability in conflict management, show skills in influence, and have a sense of self-awareness (Added: 10-May-2013 Hits: 401 )
  • Heroines of Peace By Irwin Abrams
    While only nine women have won the Peace Prize, the role of women has been important in the lives of many of the Laureates, the mothers who reared them and the wives who supported them in their peace crusades. Read some history about women leaders. (Added: 14-Mar-2007 Hits: 739 )
  • Leadership Practices for Work Life Sanity | Transformational Leadership By Henna Inam
    Want to take the 24 out of 24/7? I was at lunch the other day with a friend who is a senior leader at her company. She was talking about how many junior women opt out as they think about having families. This, despite all the work her company, a leader in work-life flexibility options, has done to improve the situation for working families. In fact, a McKinsey study reports that C-suite executives believe the top two barriers to the advancement of women are women's double-burden (work and family responsibilities) and our 24/7 always on work (Added: 8-Mar-2013 Hits: 381 )
  • Looking At Female Role Models May Make Women Better Leaders, Says Study By na
    Could simply looking at a photograph of Hillary Clinton while you're giving a speech make you a better public speaker? A new study on female leadership says yes. The study, published in the May issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that looking at images of female role models while giving a speech could improve women's leadership skills, reported Popular Science. The researchers had 149 Swiss university students (81 women and 68 men) give a political speech arguing against higher student fees. Some of the students gave their speeches while looking at a photograph of Hillary Clinton hanging on the back wall, some saw a picture of Bill Clinton, some gazed at Angela Merkel's face and some spoke with nothing hanging on the wall. (Added: 22-Apr-2013 Hits: 396 )
  • Meg Whitman leads a Global Giant By Susan West
    Here's a short profile about Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay. Read about her accomplishments prior to leading eBay and what makes her a remarkable leader. (Added: 5-Mar-2010 Hits: 409 )
  • Meg Whitman leads a Global Giant By Susan West
    Here's a short profile about Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay. Read about her accomplishments prior to leading eBay and what makes her a remarkable leader. (Added: 5-Mar-2010 Hits: 533 )
  • Sandberg Controversial Quotes On Woman In The Workplace By Julie Bort
    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appeared on "60 Minutes" tonight to explain her controversial views on women in the workplace. Sandberg insists that one reason there are fewer woman in top leadership roles than men is because women hold themselves back. (Added: 18-Mar-2013 Hits: 430 )
  • sheryl sandberg: why we have too few female leaders By na
    TED talk: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, 43, is at the center of an ever-growing controversy: Can women really have it all? Her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, focuses on how women in the workplace can grow their careers and their personal lives. She also explains why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions and offers three powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. In her TED talk, featured below, Sandberg emphasizes that choice doesnít often come without compromiseĖthe kind that men arenít always asked to make (Added: 28-Mar-2013 Hits: 447 )
  • Teaching Men The Right Stuff By Pallavi Gogoi
    Look to your women co-workers for leadership models. This applies to men as well as women aspiring to leadership roles. See why this advice is worthwhile to your career. (Added: 14-Mar-2007 Hits: 741 )
  • The key to having it all is believing in ourselves By Henna Inam
    Does the juggle of the career and home life leave you tired and stressed? Many of us have read Anne-Marie Slaughter's now famous article in the Atlantic Why Women Still Canít Have it All. It reignited a debate about what needs to change in order for women to have it all a great career, a great personal life or whether that's even possible. In a recent executive coaching session, I was taught a great lesson about having it all by my client. (Added: 8-Mar-2013 Hits: 363 )
  • Women As Leaders By n a
    Some people are leaders, motivating and inspiring us in ways that others struggle to. What is it that separates those who lead and those who manage? One view is that mangers perform transactions, and leaders bring about transformations. Learn how women lead differently from men. (Added: 14-Mar-2007 Hits: 629 )
  • Women in the Boardroom: Should the U.S. Have Quotas? | Business Ethics By na
    Columnist Gael O'Brien says the U.S. has failed to show leadership in gender diversity on corporate boards, raising questions about what it can learn from other countries that have imposed quotas for women directors. While quotas can stir up discomfort, she writes, there's a "complacency, even smugness" about boardroom diversity in the U.S. that argues in favor of requiring companies to take action. (Added: 19-Oct-2011 Hits: 656 )

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