Women Make Better Leaders, New Study Finds

Article here. Excerpt:

'On Inauguration Day, two of the three highest offices in America will be held by women. Kamala Harris will be vice president, and Nancy Pelosi will continue to be speaker of the House of Representatives.

At the same time, research is coming out about how women often excel at leadership, especially in times of crisis.

Jack Zenger is one of the authors of research published in the Harvard Business Review. He’s a former academic, and is now the CEO of Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy. He told Texas Standard that his curiosity about women’s aptitude for leadership was piqued by conversations during which male business experts said they believed it to be true, even though they didn’t have the data to back it up.

Years later, Zenger got access to data from comprehensive evaluations of business leaders by their colleagues. Analysis of those reviews showed that women were better leaders.'

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Had this research been about how males excel at anything under the sun vis-a-vis women it would have been labelled "sexist" and denied funding. But I'm just pointing out the obvious here.

That being said, I don't believe women make better leaders. I believe that people have a higher tolerance for women in general, and as a result, perceive women as being better leaders.

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Diff circumstances call for diff kinds of leadership. Generalizing leadership traits is hard to do once there are particulars to consider.

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