Gender and Leadership


You recently attended a management workshop entitled, “Gender and Leadership,” during which the workshop leader related the following statement originally expressed by Bill Clinton: “We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership” (“Clinton pledges fidelity,” 1992, p. A2).

Respond to this statement by answering the following questions:

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why?
Do you think there are gender-specific leadership or management traits?

Analyze the various leader, follower, cultural, and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership.
Discuss and explain when and why participation should be used to improve leadership effectiveness.

Explain the role of individual differences and traits in leadership.
Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.

Clinton pledges fidelity to ‘New gender of leadership’ at women’s caucus. (1992, July 15). The Salt Lake City Tribune, p. A2. Retrieved February 9, 2008 from the Factiva database.

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