Women and leadership

Usbin
Posted January 20, 2021 from Nigeria

Majorities of see little difference between men and women on a range of specific qualities and competencies that may be required for effective leadership. There are a few exceptions to this, however. For example, most do see a gender difference when it comes to being compassionate and empathetic, and about half make a distinction between men and women in their ability to work out compromises. In each case female leaders are viewed as having an advantage over their male counterparts. Roughly six-in-ten adults some view it that female political leaders do a better job at being compassionate and empathetic, and a similar share while sone say the same about female business leaders. By contrast, only few opined that male political leaders are stronger on this dimension, and while some say the same about men who lead in the corporate realm.

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Nini Mappo
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hello Usbin,
Thank you for sharing the various perceptions as to the differences between how men and women lead, and the advantages and shortcomings of the same. I think if we all lead with love, preserving the value and dignity of every person, we should be fine regardless of gender. But I doubt many politicians lead from love. Perhaps men and women can collaborate and enhance each other's strengths as leaders of equal value both politically and corporately.

Usbin
Jan 21
Jan 21

Thanks in sisterhood, may women leave to lead forever.

Hello, dear Usbin,

Women are naturally empathetic because we are more in tune with our feelings. Although men can be empathetic, too, but because they were raised in a "boys don't cry" kind of way, men find it challenging to regulate their emotions. To show empathy means we need to connect with our feelings in order for us to understand what the other person is going through. Thank you for sharing your insights about women and our type of leadership. Yes, we need more caring environments and safe spaces in the world today.

Beth Lacey
Jan 22
Jan 22

I support what you are sharing and looking forward to see how it plays out in the US with our first ever female- and WOC- Vice president

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 23
Jan 23

Hi Usbin,
We are taught in so many ways to believe that men are stronger, smarter, make the best leaders, and yet it is women who have the priority to make sure we create a very different world, one with no poverty and no violence, and who have dared act on these principles. I hold hope that we are now connecting so deeply.

Usbin
Jan 24
Jan 24

Yes, you are really on point