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Helping Men
Recognizing Men’s Leadership Strengths and Solving Issues Men Face
We as women leaders have as much to learn about men as they do about us.
 
—JUDY MEPHAM, XEROX
THE SETTING WAS A MULTIDAY WORKSHOP OF WOMEN AND MEN at a major corporation. The task to fulfill that morning: meet in small groups and make lists of (1) the strengths men bring to leadership and the workplace and (2) the issues men face in leadership and the workplace today. In this workshop we had already looked closely at brain differences and also at women’s strengths and issues.
As we were getting under way, a man joked, “Men’s strengths? That won’t fill up much of a page!” Some of the leaders winced at this humor, but it revealed, as humor often can, hidden ...

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