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A recent Pew survey found that women fare better in many areas

recent Pew survey examines leadership skills in both politics and business and how they intersect with gender, and some of the findings may be a bit surprising.

Even though men hold the majority of leadership positions in politics and business, the 4,587 survey respondents said that women fare better on many skills.

“Of the nine leadership qualities listed for political leaders, men fared better than women on only one (being willing to take risks); men and women were equally favored on working well under pressure,” writes Jena McGregor in The Washington Post. “And of the 12 traits listed for business leaders, women fared better on all but three (risk-taking, being persuasive, and making profitable deals).”

The difference in leadership perception between men and women is slight, with many Americans not seeing much difference at all, except when it comes to compassion. Around 59 percent of respondents say that women in business do a better job at exhibiting compassion and empathy.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Associations Now.

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