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Sorry guys, they’re (much) better than you: Why we need more female CEOs. (2017)

“Women are rated as better leaders than men by their peers, managers and direct reports, and higher on all but two key competencies, which could be telling.

Joe Folkman, Ph.D., Joyce Palevitz & Jack Zenger, Ph.D.
From Talent Quarterly’s special ‘Female Talent’ issue.

From Talent Quarterly’s preview:

“The authors evaluated 25,000 managers and reached a startling conclusion: women are more effective leaders than men. They’re rated as better by their peers, managers and direct reports, whether they are supervisors or SVPs, and no matter which region they work in. They rate higher than men on 13 of 16 leadership competencies but lower on two that may be telling – strategic perspective and professional expertise.”

This eArticle could make interesting reading for anyone interested in issues of power, gender and hubris – especially if you’re considering attending our conference addressing these issues on 9 May. If you haven’t already, check out the programme and top-flight speakers here: Power, Gender and Hubris

‘Sorry guys, they’re (much) better than you’ is available as a stand-alone eArticle and also as part of Talent Quarterly’s special issue on Female Talent.

TQ publishers note that when they published their first Female Talent issue more than two years ago, 23 women led Fortune 500 companies. “Since then, despite bold promises from corporate leaders, that number hasn’t budged. What’s gone wrong? Who (if anyone) is to blame? How will we make progress?

“….our authors dig into the data, find the core issues and offer plenty of surprising and practical solutions, presenting compelling perspectives on what’s wrong with our systems and leaders (and advising) women how to wrestle back the power they deserve…”

Other articles in the special TQ issue are:

The biggest myths about female leaders – Derek Lusk, Jackie Van Broekhoven

Women in the C-Suite: 4 Breakthrough Strategies – Brian Kropp

A nice woman’s guide to seizing power – Jeffrey Pfeffer

TQ’s Most Talented Women 2016 – The Editors of Talent Quarterly

Why women aren’t on top: two perspectives – Robert Kaiser, Wanda Wallace, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox


Access the eArticle here: Sorry guys, they’re (much) better than you

Access the full set or articles here: The Talent Quarterly: the Female Talent issue.

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