Friday, October 14, 2011

Powerful Women vs. Powerful Men

Powerful women are viewed as arrogant but have a hard time being viewed as Human-Based Leaders (when it applies) as they feel they're labeled as weak.

Powerful men are viewed as focused and effective leaders but have no problem being viewed as Human-Based Leaders (when it applies).

The playbook isn't the same. What do you think?

2 comments:

bendedspoon said...

It depends on how one categorizes someone as 'powerful'. For me powerful doesn't equate to arrogance, loudness, or self-promotion. Being powerful is wholeheartedly doing ones work, fulfilling ones purpose, and knowing that lives are affected positively -- needs are met not wants.

Powerful being cannot be categorized by gender but what they focus and work on.

Just sharing my thoughts :)

Donna Karlin said...

And great thoughts they are. I interviewed many people for my book on Human-Based Leadership™. These are powerful people who lead from humanity not control and obey. The men I contacted were thrilled to dive in. The women HB Leaders were a great deal more hesitant as they were worried about how they might be viewed. That's a conversation in itself and one I'm looking forward to continuing.

Thank you!