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Jan27
Women Leaders
Gary Bourgeault from ManagersRealm  does a nice job highlighting leadership qualities of women.

"Sharon Hadary, Executive DirectorCenter for Women’s Business Research compiled this list for your benefit and encouragement. For the full list go here."


In reading the five qualities he listed, I thought to myself that these are traits that any leader should develop. It made me wonder if we need separate lists for leadership for men versus leadership for women.

I am sure that the core qualities that define a leader are not based on the gender of the leader. However to develop leadership, may require different focus for men versus women.

I can only speak from the male perspective but through my own reading, research, personal acquaintances and experience, I think men and women can and should do some things differently to develop leadership. I say this because I believe, rightly or wrongly, that the market demands and expectations for men are different than for women. Women face different challenges, bias and often discrimination that men must not face.

What do I know about this? Not much. I have written about women’s leadership before I think it is important to identify good resources that are available. Sadly, if you search for “womens leadership” in Technorati, my post from 72 days ago about a symposium on women’s leadership stands as the 5th most recent post. I would invite women leaders to weigh in on this and offer additional (and relevant) insight. And I thank Gary for getting another thread started.

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I agree that men and women should do some things differently to develop leadership. Watching the first women President begin her tenure at a community college that has had male presidents previous to her has been interesting. I also read with interest the list of the top ten characteristics of successful women business leaders. #8 states that women should invest in their personal self for their health and well-being (a regular message, manicure, exercise or meditation). I wonder if this is on the list for successful men business leaders.

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