Women must be free to be tyrannical (Editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

Do women and men manage differently?

A majority of executives polled in a Conference Board of Canada study stated men and women differ in their approaches to leadership, with women exhibiting more of an ability to develop and nurture strong interpersonal relationships that have a positive impact on the bottom line.

The report, Creating High-performance Organizations: Leveraging Women’s Leadership, surveyed CEOs, women executives and HR professionals, and its findings offer ammunition for equality fighters looking to make a business case for breaking the glass ceiling. But is the perceived nurturing aspect of women something businesses can leverage at the top?