Sunday, August 10, 2008

Are Men More Effective Leaders Than Women?

"Can men relate to The Connected andCommittedLeader insights, or are they strictly for women?"

While I do work with a lot of women, my insights are not exclusively designed for women. However, I find that the more I work with men, the more my research shows they rate lower on the insights on which women rate high, and vice versa.

So, it does beg some questions: Are men more effective leaders than women? Does gender play a role in being an effective leader?

The timeless debate of the sexes never seems to end. There are many stereotypes that ensue: women have better verbal skills, men are better at math, men are physically stronger, but women have better endurance. Some say men are more single-minded and focused, while women are natural multi-taskers. The list goes on and on.

Research has found that some of these beliefs are actually scientifically based. When studying male and female brains, researchers discovered that women have more cross-brain activity and have more highly developed verbal areas. Because a man's brain is less integrated, they tend to be focused on one thing at a time. So, you can start to see how some of these stereotypes might have a grain of truth to them.

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