Women in leadership and the seven deadly sins of career management

All leaders are susceptible to career missteps, but women seem to stumble more on some issues on the way to the top
By Kathleen Grace
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2004

Why do talented, driven women still have difficulty reaching the top levels of management? While there are certainly broader issues involved, there are also a number of factors that have nothing to do with the glass ceiling.

All leaders can be susceptible to career missteps, but there are a few that seem to be more common among women on their way to the top. They won’t apply to all female leaders, but they are hazards to watch out for. I affectionately refer to them as the “seven deadly sins” women tend to make.

Wanting to be liked versus admired and respected: