Women still under-confident, but make better leaders

Women out perform men significantly at every organisational level from middle management upwards.  Women are still under-confident, but they make better leaders

An online survey for Glassdoor reveals that only 27% of women are confident of getting a pay rise in the next 12 months, compared to 40% of men. Only 32% of women think that it likely that they could find another job if they were to lose their current job – again, this is lower than men at 37%.

Yet Hurley and Shumway provide evidence that, for overall leadership effectiveness, women out perform men significantly at every organisational level from middle management upwards. Despite this there are twice as many men at these levels than there are women. At the highest organisational level, men outnumber women by almost four to one.

Time to review the gender balance in your organisation?

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