GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE LEADERSHIP STYLES
Keywords:leadership, gender differences, leadership style.
AbstractThe issue of how women and men view the concept of leadership is still under debate, according to scientists. Some have discovered gender differences in the way certain managers understand leadership whereas others are of the opinion that such differences are gradually fading.The main objective of research has been that of indentifying significant gender related differences in various styles of leadership.The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) has been used to this purpose. There have been no differences found in what preferences over certain styles of leadership are concerned. The only gender difference lies in the level of effort employers are making. It has been discovered that as opposed to male managers, female managers tend to be more demanding of their employees when it comes to carrying out their work tasks.
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