Workplace Application: Explore strategies for balancing traditionally feminine and masculine traits in your leadership role.
When we think about leadership and gender, we associate certain traits with men and women. Women in leadership positions are great listeners, they’re compassionate, and they’re collaborative. On the other hand, men in leadership roles are competitive, assertive, and decisive. In reality, one gender doesn’t own certain leadership skills — there’s a masculine and feminine way of performing each skill. Learn to adapt your behaviors based on your audience, your approach and your gender, simultaneously.