Leadership styles: is female’s leadership better?
As a recent report found that “companies with the most women on their boards of
directors outperform those with the fewest women on their boards on myriad key performance
measures: Return on invested capital is 66% higher in firms with strong female representation,
return on equity is 53% higher, and return on sales is 42% higher” (Representative Maloney C.B.
2010). It confirms one more time that women at the helm are necessary. However, the role of
women in the workplace remains a compelling business issue. There are still exist stereotype that
to be a “good” leader is for male only due to their masculine leadership style as a series of
commands with subordinates and using their positions to control of resources, motivating them
followers. Women, on the contrary, transform subordinates’ self-interest into concern for the
whole organization, using their personal traits like charisma, work records, and interpersonal
skills to motivate others. Women leaders practice “interactive leadership” – trying to make every
interaction with coworkers positive for all involved by encouraging participation, sharing power
and information, making people feel important, and energizing them.
The main claim of many opponents is that men are competitive.
However, women are collaborative by encouraging participation. They try to make
people a part of organization, trying gradually but firmly to establish in their minds identity in
various forms, including encourage of other to have to say in every aspect of work, from
determining performance goals to fixing strategy.
Research Question: Is women’s leadership Better?
Thesis statement: Women leaders practice “interactive leadership” – trying to make every interaction with coworkers positive for all involved by encouraging participation, sharing power and information, making people feel important, and energizing...
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