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Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business by Barbara Annis, Michael Gurian

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Clarifying and Maximizing Men’s Strengths

When we ask both male and female leaders to list men’s strengths, here are some of the many that appear:
1. Staying focused on the task, keeping teams focused
2. Humor, lots of it
3. Seeing designs, ideas in big visions, legacies
4. Constantly testing and being competitive (this can be both good and bad)
5. Thinking in terms of systems organization—men protect the system to the very end
6. Risk taking
7. Working well in teams, if the teams don’t waste time; not gossiping too much
8. Accepting you once you’ve proven yourself, but you have to prove yourself
9. Capacity to be a good mentor, if you specifically ask for what you need
10. Love of gadgets, loving to move around, creating excitement
11. Being ...

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