New research show how these top executives have taken charge of their careers.
It’s the responsibility of management to tackle gender diversity..[and]… evidence suggests that our leaders aren’t doing a very good job of it, at least not yet.
[T]here’s no reason for an ambitious woman to sit on the sidelines and wait for her boss to get with the program.
Women still represent less than 5% of CEOs around the globe, and they remain seriously underrepresented in other top management positions and on executive boards.
[T]here’s no reason for an ambitious woman to sit on the sidelines and wait for her boss to get with the program. … Lauren Ready concluded [this] from a study she did here at the International Consortium for Executive Development Research, in which she interviewed 60 top female executives from around the world to learn how they rose to the top.
For one, these executives take the time to explore what they want out of work and life [photo, chart.]
One byproduct…they pay special attention to how they might fit within a company’s culture.
This finding is consistent with research from Harvard professor Boris Groysberg, who’s found that while the performance of male stars falters when they switch companies, women continue to excel, in part because they’ve done their homework when it comes to fit.
The women in Ready’s study also understand the limits of fit. They aren’t “one of the guys” and they don’t try to be.
Related tools & posts by Deb:
- Stay in touch with Best of the Best news, taken from Deb's NINE multi-gold award winning curation streams from @Deb Nystrom, REVELN delivered once a month via email, available for free here,via REVELN Tools.