Critically discuss the leadership style of one male and one female leader from the world of work or business with reference to the literature on gender, management and leadership
For this discussion I am going to pick two leaders one being a female and the other being a male. One of the female leaders which I have decided to choose is Ginni Rometty who is the chairman, president and CEO of IBM and one of the reasons for why I have chosen this leader is due to the fact that I personally feel that she has her own personal style of leadership which I strongly agree with. The male leader which I have chosen is Barack Obama who is currently the president of United States America and I feel that he brings a very unique style of leadership skills to the business which I am going to get into dept. more about during the discussion. The growth of female’s jobs within the United Kingdom has had an increase in growth, especially in the sector of part time and low sector jobs however a few high professional jobs has also increased such as female leaders in certain businesses. Gender differences in leadership styles has been one of the most looked at studies in the field of leaderships which makes it very important for us to understand in today’s world and to look at the different styles that both females offer compared to males in today’s world as jobs and responsibilities in the world is vital. One thing to remember is that even though women have been a large increase within the work force, very few female leaders are positioned. Ginni Rometty is an inspirable leader for IBM and other females who is now a world leading company who competes and is at the same rank as Microsoft, apple and google. It is the 19th largest company in the world with revenues up to $107 billion and Ginni Rometty was named CEO in January 2012. One of the ways in which Ginni does her leadership style is by thinking long term which is something her and IBM does in order to succeed and going...
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