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Female managers just might have an edge in a rotten economy, says the author of a new book. Here’s why, and how men and women can learn from each other’s strengths.


Date: 7/23/2009

Keys: HR, motivation, teams


Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the differences between men and women managers that are presented in this article. Which do you agree with? Disagree with?
  • Do you believe there is any advantage or disadvantage to a firm with more managers of one gender than another? Explain your thinking.
  • What are the implications for team building in a firm?
  • Do you think any gender differences between men and women managers would be of greater importance for a profit-oriented organization – in comparison to say, not-for-profit or governmental organizations? Explain your thinking.

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