Published on Apr 03, 2013
Women leaders are more assertive and persuasive, have a stronger need to get things done and are more willing to take risks than male leaders, according to a new study conducted by Caliper – a US based management consulting firm together with UK-based Aspire.
The firms assessed the potential of more than 2 million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Women leaders also were found to be more empathetic and flexible, as well as stronger in interpersonal skills than their male counterparts.
“We’re looking at a different paradigm of leadership, and it plays naturally to the strengths of women” says Regina Sacha, Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx. “The tide has turned. The leadership skills that come naturally to women are now absolutely necessary for companies to continue to thrive. It certainly is the reverse of how it was when I first started out in the workplace. It seems like poetic justice.”
By Susan Croft, international women’s advocate and leader of Falconbury’s Women in Management & Leadership programme
Published on Apr 03, 2013 by Susan Croft