Women’s Leadership matters because we have changed the culture of leadership over the last three decades. Women in Leadership encounter different matters than do men in leadership. Women lead differently, not better or worse – differently. I’ve highlighted three areas in which women and men lead differently.
Women communicate circuitously, “This report is due and I need you to finish it by Friday, please.”
Women tend to make requests in a softer and more pleasant tone.
Negotiation is part of men’s repertoire. They expect to negotiate for promotions, raises and projects.
Negotiation is uncomfortable for most women who think that if the leader thinks they deserve a raise it will occur.
I coach women to ask for what they want, need and deserve.
Men can have a heated argument with a colleague and then go out to lunch or to a ball game with that person.
Women tend to avoid conflict at all cost and if conflict occurs, women hold on to the feelings of anger.
Women can learn not to take things personally from men, and men can learn how to communicate so that conflict does not arise from women.
Leadership is not for the faint hearted for men and women. Extraordinary leaders work to communicate clearly, negotiate fairly and handle conflict professionally.
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