Researchers at the University of London found that women in the boardroom who suppress their natural skills in dealing with people can become confrontational, and they would fare so much better if they tapped into their feminine qualities of sensitivity and good communication.
Professor Paula Nicolson, from the University of London, said: ‘The best managers had better ’emotional intelligence. Now that makes sense to me. We have all been around other women who were trying to behave men and it just didn’t work.
Even though I worked in the male dominated Wall Street arena for over 20 years, I did manage to hold on to my female skills. Yes, there were times I had to harness all my male energy to be effective, but after the battle was won, I went back to being the nurturer. I guess, what I’m saying is try to achieve a nice balance – one that makes you feel comfortable.
Women, are so fabulous and if we hold onto to our softer side, we really can be much more effective. Real Cougars are the perfect blend of masculine and feminine energy so appreciate both. There is a time and a place to display all your talents.
Aggressive management styles may work for the guys but not for us. In fact, when we don’t, it actually has the opposite effect. So-called alpha females are not good at getting people to co-operate with them.
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