This article (http://www.forbes.com/sites/sashagalbraith/2011/09/27/top-women-leaders-higher-ambition-creates-equal-if-not-more-value-than-men/) gives an interesting and intriguing take on a recent Harvard Business Review issue. The article refers to higher ambition and leaders being able to turn companies around. Sasha, the author, feels the leaders, and the new leadership philosophy, is something that women have been doing forever and comes instinctually.
The theory, or new business philosophy, includes working with employees to give them more credit and acknowledgement, providing more meaningful work and goals to benefit the community and society as a whole. This gives companies and workplaces a better attitude and environment to work in, and employees enjoy their jobs and everyone gets more work done.
Sasha is pointing out that this is how many successful women entrepreneurs have been running their businesses all along.
To most of the people reading this it is probably no surprise, men and women think differently….that’s just how it works. it is expected that they are going to do things differently and have different tactics and strategies for dealing with situations and/or running a business. For the men that have opened their thinking a little bit and have found this strategy works for them, good for them! The fact that many women already exercise it, really just means we are ahead of the game.
Zsa Zsa says
So true. I think how a woman’s mind works is one of the things that makes us potentially great leaders/entrepreneurs!
E :D :D I E says
Yes women and men definitely do think differently, there is no doubt about that haha. I am very happy to read this blog post which reads about the way women think and how it is helping their businesses and our economy. As a sophomore in college, majoring in business, I am very open-minded for pointers and new ideas that will help me in the future. Even though I know that this opinion wasn’t originally yours and was another authors’, I really wanted to appreciate the fact that you posted this on the blog. No matter what gender, color, or religion the individual is, if what he or she is doing can benefit the way of his or her life(in an ethical way of course), then I personally think that other people can take advices from it! And that’s why I also can’t believe that there aren’t more male entrepreneurs out there who would also exercise and practice this new business philosophy to help their own businesses! The way women think and believe is helping them understand that encouraging and motivating employees positively, by giving them more credit and acknowledgment, is helping the performances of their workers and is helping out the business and the economy. I’m sure that there are many men out there who also feel this way and that’s great! But I, personally being a man, really wished that many more men would practice this philosophy and try to think a little bit more like women in order to help their businesses and our economy.