Research by Talent Innovations, which canvassed the opinions of 14,000 companies across the global, found that men tend to be more strategic but women may make better project managers.
Overall, women scored higher than men in the competencies of planning and managing activities, and respect and empathy for others and personal responsibility.
Conversely, men scored higher in strategic vision, commercial focus and personal impact, suggesting a combination of both genders among management could be the key to success.
Commenting on the report, Elva Ainsworth, managing director of Talent Innovations, said that men and women tend to excel in different aspects of leadership, which highlights the general areas in which men and women need leadership development.
"However, on the other, it suggests that the natural styles of men and women are complementary. By creating a balance of both types of leadership, through board-level diversity, organisations can bring about peak performance," she added.
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Posted by Richard Esquilant
Source: The Sales Director News