Leadership Perspectives

The myth of the unwavering leader

Leaders have to be strong, don’t they?  They have to demonstrate that they are decisive, resolute, and that they have the answers.  Don’t they? That’s what we’ve been taught.  Especially women, but a fair number of men as well, feel the pressure to wear a certain persona of confidence and competence, to display an unwavering […]

More debate: Are women better leaders than men?

In the last two weeks, much has been made of a study that claims that women are better leaders than men.  In a Harvard Business Review blog post on March 15, 2012, the authors of the study, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, wrote that women outperformed men in 12 of 16 leadership competencies, according to […]