Women increasingly occupy leadership roles, but gender-based challenges don't necessarily disappear with progress. What forces buffet advancement and how do women lead? Cover Image: BlueSkyImageShutterstock
Surprising links between stereotype threat, reactance, and female leadership.
In the old days, it seemed simple: Men hunted and women bore and raised kids. Then we moved out of caves, invented gender studies, and learned a thing or two about genetics. Now nothing is clear cut. While social and biological analyses of gender offend some, they have freed others to finally feel comfortable in their own skin.
As leadership expert Warren Bennis once stated, "leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, a vision that allows them to set their sights on the things that truly merit attention.