Men Are Better Leaders Than Women

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Acknowledgement

Expressing gratitude is a difficult task, and words often fall short of reflecting once feeling. It is our proud privilege however to do so we undertake this task with let most sincerity. We are grateful to Dr. Samta Jain for providing us with an opportunity to do this work and giving invaluable encouragement in our endeavor. We express our very special thanks to Dr. Jamshed Modi in our college for their significant suggestions and help in accomplishing this project report .

Abstract
As women increasingly enter leadership roles that traditionally were occupied mainly by men, the possibility that the leadership styles of women and men differ continues to attract attention. The focus of these debates on sameness versus difference can obscure the array of causal factors that can produce differences or similarities. Whether men and women behave differently in leadership roles is a much-debated question. Although there is general agreement that women face more barriers to becoming leaders than men do, especially for leader roles that are male dominated there is much less agreement about the behaviour of women and men once they attain such roles. Differences in styles can be consequential because they are one factor that may affect people’s views about whether women should become leaders and advance to higher positions in organizational hierarchies.

Introduction:

Purpose: The purpose of this project report is to find out whether men are better leaders than women.

Methodology:

A. Data Collection and Capturing (Primary Data)
Collecting the data by using the Leadership assessment questionnaire prepared. Capturing the data from the sample size of 30 (15 each from males & females) and tabulating the same in the excel sheet Verification of the data entered to check upon any entry error

B. Analysis, Interpretations and Conclusions
Data collected will be analyzed using MS – Excel to understand their impact in the quantitative and qualitative aspect Based on the analysis, interpretations and conclusions will be drawn

Limitations of the Study:

The sample size may not adequately represent the macro view as methodology followed will be
random sampling.
Biased, incomplete and incorrect responses to questions while collecting the primary data.

Leadership Theories
Great Man Theory
Trait Theory
Behavioral Theories
oRole Theory
oThe Managerial Grid
Contingency Theories
oFiedler's Least Preferred Co-worker (LPC) Theory
oCognitive Resource Theory
oStrategic Contingencies Theory
Situational Theory
oHersey and Blanchard's Situational Leadership
oHouse's Path-Goal Theory of Leadership
Decision Theory
oVroom and Yetton's Normative Model
Great Man Theory:

Assumptions
Leaders are born and not made.
Great leaders will arise when there is a great need.
Description
Early research on leadership was based on the the study of people who were already great leaders. These people were often from the aristocracy, as few from lower classes had the opportunity to lead. This contributed to the notion that leadership had something to do with breeding. Discussion

Gender issues were not on the table when the 'Great Man' theory was proposed. Most leaders were male and the thought of a Great Woman was generally in areas other than leadership. Most researchers were also male, and concerns about androcentric bias were a long way from being realized.

Trait Theory:

Assumptions
People are born with inherited traits.
Some traits are particularly suited to leadership.
People who make good leaders have the right (or sufficient) combination of traits. Description
Early research on leadership was based on the psychological focus of the day, which was of...
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