After a successful workshop on why we need to embrace feminine qualities of leadership in order to tackle Diversity & Inclusion issues!
Leadership has traditionally been” singular” and identified with male qualities such as rationality, individualism, assertiveness and effectiveness which have been equally embraced by men and women in senior management positions. This merging of leadership with masculinity has suppressed the importance of feminine traits; such as empathy, community, caring and growth- and undermined them to a secondary, helping role.
Today, however, leadership is not any more about a “shining star” but it is a relational process facilitating collective learning, growth and achievement. To enable such a process, a leader needs to develop more relational skills which are fundamentally “female”.