Category Archive: Get It — Gender Differences

Does Talking Out Stress Help Women Live Longer?

Stress As I write this post, I’m feeling slightly stressed at the prospect of a flight to LA — a quick trip for a graduation — and of course all the family dynamics that will inevitably charge the scene. I’m working on managing that stress, motivated by recent posts and this one too! I’m a …

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The Stressed Sex — Guess Who?

Women are more stressed and are diagnosed with anxiety and depressive disorders more frequently than men, according to authors of The Stressed Sex, Daniel and Jason Freeman. It’s certainly plausible that women experience higher levels of stress because of the demands of their social role …

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Working Women — Manager of family/or Department?

The controversy is endless; the “working outside the home” mother versus the “working at home” mother, managing a house, kids,  and family in general. “Working moms” implies  in the world of jobs and careers, but  also could be seen as implying that “stay at home” moms aren’t working their butts off too: …

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GenderSell May Ride Again!

Here’s a fairly recent review of a book that I wrote 12 years ago, by a person who I don’t know but is apparently an expert working in social media. Amazing —  and I have to say I’m pleased by it. “It’s interesting how a book written 12+ years ago has such …

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Women’s Communication Skills Get Good Marks — Again

This picture may be more idealistic than realistic, but certainly if women can be excellent service advisers, they probably can be good service providers too. A new, upcoming, interesting, non-traditional job for women? Below is an entirely different slant on gender communication in the workplace as well as an interesting look …

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David Brooks Takes on Women’s Negative Self-Talk and Lack of Confidence

As regular readers know, I’m a regular fan of David Brooks. This column of his tied well into my intense interest in negative self-talk and I e-mailed him and attempted to answer some of his questions. I’ll let you know if and when and what I hear back — if anything! I’d …

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Remember Situational Leadership? Give Leaders a Break!

Can’t review the original research I cited in April 1st’s post about women’ brains being better suited for leadership because it apparently is in review by an academic journal. We will have to wait. But here is some other research about women as leaders. What do …

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Women’s Brains Better for Leadership? WOW!

So much information daily “out there” that it’s hard to keep up and informed. Here’s a segment of an interesting post postulating that women are better equipped as leaders from a brain perspective than men. H-m-m-m? Link below. “The Largest Brain-Imaging Analysis Ever[1] My team and I recently completed the largest brain-imaging analysis …

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Leaning in, Leaning out, Standing up straight, or Lying down; Children Make It Harder

Here’s an excerpt from an article in The Atlantic by Matt Zeitlin on women in leadership. I found it very refreshing and different in tone, slant, focus from the articles and commentary from women that have been frequent in the last 6 months or so. Zetlin’s thoughts were motivated …

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Humility? An Asset for Leadership? What?

See the quote below from a good article about leadership from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Topic? Humility leads to high performance and better leadership. The conclusion of the research is so divergent from the positive thinking hype, from the aggressive-cocky-is-better leadership stereotype (which …

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