Do Woman Make Better Leaders

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1. Introduction …………………………………………………………2

2. 1 Leadership…………………………………………………………3

3.2 Men are still the major force in leaders……………………………4

2.3 Woman leaders show great potential ……… ……………………5

2.4 Gender and the leadership…………………………………………7

2.4.1 Intelligence comparison …………………………………………7

2.4.2 Attitude comparison ……………………………………………8 –
2.4.3 Effectiveness comparison ………………………………………9

3. Conclusion ……………………………………………………11

4. References ……………………………………………………12

1. Introduction

In a long period before, female leaders are considered to be woman vanguards who own qualities of beauty, talent, wealth and power. Many women are making excellent leaders such as Australian Prime Minister Julia Eileen Gillard and American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In modern society, female leaders are not only making their own success, their achievements are transforming the traditional Men’s World. It seems women are making better leaders in many areas such as government, enterprise, organizations and armies.

Woman leaders have advantages of fine sentiments and good command of communication skills. It results in forming a new model of personalized and emotional management which differs to any original management model. However, when women leaders are putting glorious greatly, they need to sacrifice their parts of life to earn such a success. Mostly, they need to work overnight and hard like their male fellows, they are single or divorced, and they may need to take care of both of their career and children.

Actually, female leaders are facing some practical problems in their emotion, career and family. Many females are suffering in balancing these factors. Do women make better leader than men? Or specifically, are women playing a better role in managers? What are issues women leaders facing?

In order to solve these problems and leave no doubt, I write this essay to analyze this topic.

2.1 Leadership

According to the professional definition, “leadership is the process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goals.”(Roach & Behling, 1984)

There are certain basic qualities or characteristics that most people associate with leadership, such as self-confidence, persistent, integrity, ambitious and determination. People would agree that who own these qualities can be labeled as “leaders”. However, it is usually hard to recognize a proper leader with a standard measurement. Human traits are quantized immeasurable. In daily works, a good leader is normally judged by people he or she leads. Unfortunately, these opinions are always subjective and biased. Work performances may consider being comparable.

However, in reality, only similar works can provide comparable performance results which limit the number of comparable cases. Insufficient parameters cannot provide a reliable analysis. Due to these difficulties, this essay will compare female and male leaders in other factors which are not specialized and quantized for leaders but also providing references for good leaders. These factors include effectiveness, intelligence and attitude which compare leaders in the aspects of performances; psychical and psychological; values and reliability, respectively.

Before comparison and analyzing, it is more reasonable to realize the current situation about gender and leadership which will also give readers a general idea.

2.2 Men are still the major force in leaders

Actually, majority of world still consider that domination of power is in man’s hand, though women leaders are increasing rapidly recent years. As statistics show, woman account for 51 percent of population and 46.5 percent of labor force while their numbers in manage level are negligible. In fact, in more powerful positions, women only account for 7.3 percent of Fortune 500 corporate line officers; only 4.1...
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