Chapter 10

A Note on Women and Power

Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD

Editor’s Note

This chapter is geared specifically toward female managers, and those who develop them. Jeffrey Pfeffer is an expert on the topic of power and organizational life. In this journal article reprint, Jeffrey shares the latest research regarding women and power. It is sobering, helpful, and important. I would encourage all my female readers (and the men who need to help develop female professionals) to read every page. Jeffrey’s conclusions and recommendations are insightful and needed.

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