- Carol Vallone Mitchell
Don’t Fear the Feminine
Recently, I gave a talk to a group of female academic leaders, explaining how my research demonstrates that successful executive women “round off the edges” of stereotypically male behaviors expected of leaders so that they can avoid the labels of being too “brusque”, “pushy” and “overbearing.” In short, they temper their leadership behaviors with some stereotypically female traits.
For some, this was a difficult message to hear; and quite frankly, at first it was a difficult one for me too. Read the article