Traditionally feminine leadership traits are seen as nice ‘add-ons’ — but unnecessary

Patience and tolerance are just bells and whistles, new research suggests.

Stereotypically feminine leadership traits like niceness, kindness and sensitivity to others’ needs are viewed as unnecessary “add-ons,” according to a new paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, while stereotypically masculine traits like competence and assertiveness are considered more defining and essential to a leadership role.

More information: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/traditionally-feminine-leadership-traits-are-seen-as-nice-add-ons—-but-unnecessary-2018-10-18

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