Balanced Leadership

The end result of learning about hard-wired gender differences in leadership patterns is not just understanding, but also practical action. As you read the characteristics of male and female leaders, did you feel an instinct toward action rising in you? Did you hear a voice saying, “One set of gifts just might be incomplete without the other. How can my company maximize both sets of leadership gifts?”
Imagine a workplace with only males leading it. Maybe you’ve been in one. When we ask executives and managers to tell us about such environments, we hear things like, “It can become like a jungle,” “Winner take all,” “Too much testosterone!” One executive told us about an engineering company, his previous employer, in which ...

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