Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The Corporate Tough Chick
Men and women tend to manage differently. Powerful men dominate from a distance, delegating authority to lessers while remaining personally aloof. Powerful women are often collaborative, working closely with their underlings yet at the same time staying in contact with their mentors and former colleagues. This style of management can have extremely beneficial effects when applied correctly. However, it can be particularly destructive when abused. The closely collaborative style of female managers gives them access to personal information that can fuel hurtful remarks and outright betrayals, and the Medusa head of their many connections is a formidable resource which they can turn against their enemies.
"A Tyrant Boss, Even Without the Y Chromosome" from the New York Times