7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

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The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur.

Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment. (Having played softball, though, I know how girls throw, and trust me—you wouldn’t want to get nailed by a 90 mile-an-hour underhanded fast-ball. It would leave you black and blue for a week.)

For too long, “like a girl” has been used as a way of saying “worse than a boy.” But just as men have a certain set of gender-based talents and natural strengths, so do women.

These differences are just that: differences. Men’s talents are not inherently better, or worse, than women’s. 

In leadership in particular, there’s often emphasis on traditionally masculine traits: command, confidence, decisiveness, and the like. Yet many feminine traits are equally…

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