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The Results Are In: Women Are Better Leaders - Forbes

The Results Are In: Women Are Better Leaders - Forbes | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Just read an excerpt of an article from HBR, over at my friend Bob Morris' blog.  The article, by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, is based on a research study they did of 7,280 leaders in 2011.
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The Results Are In: Women Are Better Leaders - Forbes

The Results Are In: Women Are Better Leaders - Forbes | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Just read an excerpt of an article from HBR, over at my friend Bob Morris' blog.  The article, by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, is based on a research study they did of 7,280 leaders in 2011.
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Bullies aren’t Strong and Compassion isn’t Weak

Bullies aren’t Strong and Compassion isn’t Weak | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Great results require toughness. The belief that compassion is soft and toughness gets results explains why so little compassion exists in organizations. I’m an either/or type person, it’s my natur...
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Two Ways Women Can Network More Effectively, Based on Research

Two Ways Women Can Network More Effectively, Based on Research | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Collaborate more, and articulate your career goals.
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Sue Gould's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:59 AM

Too often women are put off collaboration by those stronger personalities that seem to dominate relationships.   There is a need for women to speak out and say what they want, honestly and openly.

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Despite Quotas, There's Rough Road Ahead for Women in Europe

Despite Quotas, There's Rough Road Ahead for Women in Europe | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
More women on corporate boards is good; but it won't change a chauvinist culture.
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Closing the resource-sector gender gap

Closing the resource-sector gender gap | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
New report urges broader hiring, diversity policies for natural resources boards as industry lags with 7.7% female directors...
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Bragging Rights: Why Women Don't Talk Themselves Up and How to Do It Effectively

Bragging Rights: Why Women Don't Talk Themselves Up and How to Do It Effectively | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Women give the credit away. When we talk about a project we spearheaded, we talk about the great team we had, how it was a collaborative effort or how we worked together with our boss.
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Seven Steps for Paving Your Road to the C-Suite

Seven Steps for Paving Your Road to the C-Suite | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Those who lead from the C-suite win these roles by way of two distinct and overlapping skills sets.The first is job-related. The second, career related.

Your arrival at the C-suite will not happen by accident, coincidence or luck.

Nor will it result from being smart, accomplished and talented…alone. You have to pave your path, then move along down the road, purposefully and with a plan.

Over the years I’ve had many conversations with clients and non-clients who are, or will soon be, C-suite leaders. If you’d like to know how they get there, read on.

Many in the C-suite discover their leadership capabilities early on or mid-career. Some know during their college years or even younger, that they want to be in charge; to run something; to be the final decision maker; to be at the top; to be in front setting the direction. For the best of the best, this is not an ego thing, but excitement about what’s possible, and confidence in their ability to make it happen. Regardless of when, these emerging leaders simply want to take new ideas, themselves and others, further down Possibility-to-Reality Road. Their arrival at the C-Suite is both organic and planned.


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Too Important to Smile Back: The 'Boss Effect'

Too Important to Smile Back: The 'Boss Effect' | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Status and authority shape our facial expressions, turning even a simple smile into a power play, new research suggests.
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‘I Wanted to Start a Conversation’: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

‘I Wanted to Start a Conversation’: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Why Women Still Can’t Have It All | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s cover story “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” caused quite the stir when The Atlantic hit newsstands in July.
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She’s Doing It: What’s Your SQ? Cindy Wigglesworth Reveals Its Leadership Power | 9 Ways

She’s Doing It: What’s Your SQ? Cindy Wigglesworth Reveals Its Leadership Power | 9 Ways | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Multiple Intelligences and the Woman Leader
Women tend to score higher than men in emotional and spiritual intelligence. We have a natural tendency to develop skills the world desperately needs.

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Women Executives Make Venture-Backed Companies More Successful: Study

Women Executives Make Venture-Backed Companies More Successful: Study | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
New data suggest investors should seek out female-led companies.
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The Balance of Fearlessness, Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, Businesses Aiding the World’s Poor

The Balance of Fearlessness, Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, Businesses Aiding the World’s Poor | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund, which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor, says, '...it’s holding that balance of not being reckless, but also having a huge element of fearlessness.'"

  

Insights into those working with the world's poor, including this leader, sheds light on moldering, out-of-date leadership practices and new ways of leading that have yet to take hold.

  

Jacqueline Novogratz is the chief executive of the Acumen Fund which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor. This interview was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.


This also goes with this quote by Arianna Huffington:  


"Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me."

  

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Jacqueline Novogratz's approach to leadership:

  

Leaders can get stuck in groupthink because they’re really not listening, or they’re listening only to what they want to listen to, or they actually think they’re so right there's no listening. 

  

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Ask questions in a way that will elicit more nuanced answers...

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The kind of leaders we need....are really open to listening to solutions from people who are most impacted by the problems.

  

I’ll often say at Acumen that you’ve got to learn to listen with your whole body.

  

Lean in and pay attention to their body language and their level of comfort or discomfort. Ask questions in a way that will elicit more nuanced answers, rather than the answers you would like to get.

 

Q. What kind of culture are you trying to foster at Acumen?

  

We are building companies, and so we have to be really accountable. We’ve got to be tough, and yet we have to be very generous, since we’re working in communities where people make a dollar or two dollars a day.

  

We talk about the power of listening and we juxtapose it with leadership, because sometimes you’ve listened enough, and now it’s time to make a decision.

   

We think about our values [as] a tension or a balance. We talk about listening and leadership; accountability and generosity; humility and audacity.

  

You’ve got to have the humility to see the world as it is …working with poor communities, that’s not easy to do — have the audacity to know why you are trying to make it be different, to imagine the way it could be. And then the immutable values are respect and integrity.


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We’re building something no one has ever really built before, and so don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Let’s just make the decision to do something.

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Q. What are some other lessons you’ve learned about how to lead?

  

A. ...I have this mantra: Just start and let the work teach you. We’re building something no one has ever really built before, and so don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Let’s just make the decision to do something.

  

This goes back to audacity and humility. …If you start off talking about all the reasons that you’re not going to get there, you’re not going to get there. …It’s holding that balance of not being reckless, [and] having a huge element of fearlessness.


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, October 20, 2012 12:45 AM
I am so happy there are still people like you who are making the lives of the poor easier. Today, as we wake up each morning, we think about what the future brings to us. We complain about bills, how tired are we i solving problems,Yet, all around the world, we did not realize that there are more pitiful and lost souls. We have to accept that we are still more lucky than those people who do not have homes, and are living in war zones.
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Charlotte Beers: It's "Tough" at the Top and Women Need to Be Ready - Forbes

Charlotte Beers: It's "Tough" at the Top and Women Need to Be Ready - Forbes | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
"In spite of a surface self-confidence, many women are hesitant to reveal their brave, fierce side," Beers says.
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To Solve the Gender Wage Gap, Learn to Speak Up

To Solve the Gender Wage Gap, Learn to Speak Up | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When it comes to negotiating for better pay, women often hesitate, studies show. But new programs around the United States are aiming to eliminate those fears.
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Morning Advantage: Stop Being So Nice

Morning Advantage: Stop Being So Nice | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"Being liked is overrated," writes Jessica Valenti in The Nation. She's primarily writing about women — for whom likability is negatively correlated with success — but her advice is useful for the yes-men out there, too.

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The Dark Side of Charisma

The Dark Side of Charisma | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Charisma distracts, destructs, and rewards the wrong leaders.

 

Although it over 20 years since this paradox was first noted, we are still reluctant to look for leadership potential beyond the people who self-nominate for the role — mostly by bullying and stepping on others. This is one of the principal reasons for the low representation of female leaders in senior political or corporate roles; it also explains why the few women who managed to break through the glass ceiling exhibit more aggressive, ruthless, and pathologically ambitious personalities than their male counterparts (think Marissa Mayer or Margaret Thatcher).

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Study: Women Get Fewer Game-Changing Leadership Roles

Study: Women Get Fewer Game-Changing Leadership Roles | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
How inequality in development opportunities helps explain the gender gap in senior management.
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The 7 Most Common Ways Women Limit (and Sabotage) Their Success - Forbes

The 7 Most Common Ways Women Limit (and Sabotage) Their Success - Forbes | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Every day, women chronically undervalue themselves, leaving money on the table and sabotaging their success. Learn the 7 most common ways women undermine their success and growth.
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NYT: Rachel Carson's Lessons, 50 Ye

NYT: Rachel Carson's Lessons, 50 Ye | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Rachel Carson, who wrote the groundbreaking "Silent Spring" 50 years ago, offered an indelible example of the power of individual action.
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Don’t Call Christina Hendricks ‘Full-Figured’ - PRNewser

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What Could Obama Learn from Julia Gillard's Speech on Australian Misogyny?

What Could Obama Learn from Julia Gillard's Speech on Australian Misogyny? | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This morning, a fifteen-minute clip of Australian parliamentary proceedings in which Australia’s first woman Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, calls the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, a misogynist, and does so with genuine anger, made the...
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Debora L. Spar on the 50th anniversary of women’s admission to the Harvard M.B.A | Harvard Magazine

Debora L. Spar on the 50th anniversary of women’s admission to the Harvard M.B.A | Harvard Magazine | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Barnard’s president marks the fiftieth anniversary of women’s admission to Harvard’s M.B.A program.
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Disclosure in Leadership? The Benefits and Risks of Showing Up Real

Disclosure in Leadership?  The Benefits and Risks of Showing Up Real | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
If you are like most leaders, you are concerned about your image and your brand. You want to show up strong, confident, and worthy of being followed.  But what happens when you’re not feeling strong?  What happens when life throws you ...
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Women at work: 'Forget the balance. This is the merge'

Women at work: 'Forget the balance. This is the merge' | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley is figuring out a vexing problem for ambitious working women: how to spend time with their children without ruining their careers.
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Are We Teaching Girls That Bad Body Image Is Inevitable?

Are We Teaching Girls That Bad Body Image Is Inevitable? | Women as Leaders in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As a girl, I was expected to have wobbly self-esteem.
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