Men and women in a leadership position know the importance of having a strong team.
They know it’s critical to have good communication skills.
And problem solving skills.
Leadership styles vary; different factors, including gender, account for differences.
Men vs women
Some studies show that countries with high-level of ethnic diversity may benefit from a
woman’s style of leadership.
Other situations where hardened resolve is critical may call for a man’s style of leadership.
How men and women handle leadership roles will be the topic throughout this month.
Will look at strengths and challenges of male leaders.
And will look at strengths and challenges of women leaders.
(So basically will use this to equally cheer and bash both genders ; )
Stereotypes and expectations
Do men and women face stereotypes and expectations?
It starts early: how we are raised, the kind of toys we like to play with.
Certain behaviors seem acceptable for girls, but undesirable in boys;
or the other way around.
Is one style better than the other?
This is not a case of whether one style is better than the other. Both styles are needed.
It’s not either or.
To find solutions to challenges we face in today’s world we need both.
We need successful leaders, men and women, who are focused.
Have vision and goals. And are problem solvers.
We need strong leaders who know
how to get things done
through a collaborative team effort.