Study: Leadership communication’s future lies in ‘feminine’ qualities

The 2014 Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor found that women leaders have more of the attributes effective leaders need.

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A Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor study recently looked at the question of leadership and gender, and discovered the increasing need for “a new, more ‘feminine’ leadership communication model.”

In the study, women were found to possess more of the attributes necessary to be effective leaders. Woman ranked at the top in 10 of the 14 leadership attributes that KLCM studied.

Of the four leadership attributes considered most important by the public, women ranked above men on all of them. The attributes in which women ranked higher included leading by example, admitting mistakes, transparency, and bringing out the best in others. Men ranked higher for confidence and making tough decisions.

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