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Who Say's It's a Man's World by Ann Rhoades, Emily Bennington

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CHAPTER FIFTEEN

having authorityis like having agun in your closet

there if you need it, but hopefullyyou won’t have to pull the trigger

WHAT DO YOU feel is most lacking in your workplace?

It was a key question in a survey I gave to the women’s network of a Fortune 500 company.

At the top of their list?

Leadership.

However, when the same 60 executive women were asked to rank their own leadership ability on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = poor and 5 = outstanding), no one ranked themselves a 5.

Not one.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why leadership may be missing from the organization as a whole—if it’s not in the people, it’s not going to be in the business. Still, when I traveled to the corporate headquarters to deliver the survey results in ...

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