Psychology of Women, Family & Leadership

By Asha Srivastava
November 2010
MD Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788175332485
284 pages
$47.50 Hardcover

The term "leaders" refers to persons holding formal positions of leadership in complex organizations in industry, government, education, politics, the arts, sciences, and professions. Historically gender precluded most females from becoming leaders in such organizations as a result the assumptions that makes were better suited than females for leadership roles was, until recently rarely questioned. Though females, early socialization and other obstacles may impede tham from becoming leaders, those who do aseend do not behave significantly differently from men in the same kinds of positions. Some studies have been able to discern differences in leadership style and managerial behavior, but most have not.

Some difference has been found in males and females decisions making styles wherein women tend to employ a more democratic, participative style while men tend to take a more autocratic, directive approach. This difference has appeared in both laboratory studies and observations of real leaders. Women's tendency to negotiate, mediate facilitate, and communicate is the more effective leadership style than men's emphasis on power and control; and because this "feminine" style reduces hierarchy, satusfies subordinates, and achieves results, it should be the norm to which men are compared.

About the Author

Asha Srivastava obatined PhD in Psychology from Lucknow University. She worked as lecturer Psychologist and Assistant Director in different organizations and validated new methodologies and implemented the same analytical works and actively engaged in continuous up gradation of the technology for better output. She has presented one paper "Role of Polygraph in Counterterrorism In Indian Perpective" in the Third International Workshop.



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