Generation Flux And Women Leaders
Mar 26 2012

Two very interesting reads.  One by Fast Company on the changing nature of our workforce and a redefining of generation based on the way people view their careers regardless of their age.  The other is by Harvard Business Review on whether women make better leaders.  Here they are:

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of BusinessJanelle Monney, an executive coach, told me about this article.  I got both exhilarated and mentally exhausted reading it because I was wondering if I could keep up with this career flux until I’m 80 like some of the folks mentioned in the article.  I think it’s because most of the people mentioned in the article didn’t have two little kids fluxing around them while they were bouncing from project to project! :-) I was introduced to Janelle by Peter Strople, an instant-change agent who knows pretty much everyone worth knowing on this planet.

Are Women Better Leaders than Men?But the women’s advantages were not at all confined to traditionally women’s strengths. In fact at every level, more women were rated by their peers, their bosses, their direct reports, and their other associates as better overall leaders than their male counterparts — and the higher the level, the wider that gap grows” (see charts shown in the article.)

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3 Comments on “Generation Flux And Women Leaders”

  1. 1 Cristina said at 7:45 AM on March 30th, 2012:

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this, I think it’s very interesting. I can understand why a lot of people may think the women are better leaders. Personally, I too prefer a woman leader because I’m more comfortable working with them and I like that you’re able to relate to your boss. I just think they’re easier to talk to and I get more motivated that way. Also, generally speaking women are more detail oriented and I’m like that so I guess my working habits just fits better with a woman leader.

    - Cristina

  2. 2 Aruni said at 8:34 PM on April 2nd, 2012:

    @Cristina – thanks for the comment. We women are different and it takes both men and women to make a business successful. I hope men will be able to take a lesson out of women’s playbook and women as well from the men’s. It would be great if we could all motivate each other regardless of gender and other differences!

  3. 3 What’s it like to be in Generation Flux? #IU12 | Other Side Group said at 5:38 AM on April 4th, 2012:

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