Do women make better bosses? Professor Khalid Aziz, CEO of leadership development consultants the Aziz Corporation, is convinced they do. Women have a less short-termist outlook, are more holistic, big-picture and reasonable, he argues.
Female managers also have a more level-headed view of business important in keeping their companies out of trouble than their male counterparts, the consultancy claims.
What's more, when times get tough, what he describes as "red-meat-eating male bosses" get ever more focused on "the kill" - in other words, short-termism prevails at the expense of seeing a more balanced big picture.
Aziz's top 10 reasons why women make better bosses might be food for thought.
- In a still-sexist world, women have to be better than men to succeed
- Less "bullet-headed" than men and prefer to understand the big picture before proceeding
- More adaptable to the needs to change
- More willing to see other people's points of view
- Less bloody-minded in conflict
- More holistic people-managers understanding the different influences on staff
- More willing to admit mistakes
- Better collaborators
- More open to seeing their own failings
- Better team players