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Different words we use to describe male and female leaders

"Compassionate, inept and selfish", these are the three words that are most commonly used to describe the work of female leaders. In a large-scale study, the performance of men and women in leadership positions were evaluated. The result: Men are generally attributed more positive characteristics than women. Whereas, when assed by more objective standards the actual performance of women and men where similar.


It is more than just the words that are important here. The inner, often unconscious attitude towards women in leadership positions becomes clear through this study. The managers do not notice their own bias and think they evaluate the performance of the leader based on facts. As long as this inner mindset continues, it will not be possible to establish equal rights in the corporate world between women and men.