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Differences and Similarities in Men and Women Leadership Sty

A leader is a person who performs such functions as motivating employees, directing others, selecting the most effective communication channels, and resolving conflict. There is much argument over who is a better leader a man or woman. Many men and women have become successful leaders with their own style and perception. Some studies have suggested that there are a lot of differences in the style that men and women use while leading. More frequently studies suggest that there are more similarities in the styles. Both men and women have become thriving leaders. Some people suggest that a man is a superior leader than a woman because the men have greater leadership styles. Some of characteristics such as task oriented, and assertiveness are usually perceived to be a part of an efficient manager are associated with men. They are also believed to be superior because of their early involvement in team sports. Others argue that the differences in their styles cause women to have the upper hand because of their higher interpersonal sensitivity and human relations skills. An effective leader tends to listen, motivate, and provide support to their employees. Women seem to do these things better than a men. Also the styles that women use make them a better negotiator when dealing with others. (Robbins 331) “The strongest pressure in the world can be a friendly pressure,” wrote Lester Pearson, former prime minister of Canada. (Fisher 149) Women know this and use this in their leadership positions. (Fisher 149) Statistics claim that women have a harder time getting access to senior leadership roles. A survey found that only 11 percent of Fortune 500 board members were women. The gender stereotype of women as warm, and nurturing and the corresponding stereotype of men as cold, and authoritarian may contribute to the popular perception that women are less effective. The employees generally like women as a leader, but to b...

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