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5 Ways Women Have Redefined Leadership

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Conduct a literature search (yes, in the library, not on Google) for terms that include various forms and combinations of: empathy, emotion(s), emotional, leader, leadership, etc., in two time frames.

  1. Prior to the mid-1990s, when there were far fewer women in management and leadership roles
  2. 1995 and beyond, when the number of women in these roles began to increase


Prior to the mid-90s - 2 articles, zero books

By the mid-2000s - 1000s of articles and books

Not coincidentally, in 2005 Daniel Goleman published the first in his series of highly acclaimed business books on emotional and social intelligence.

I contend that the increased interest and focus on the emotional aspects of leadership is related to women having demonstrated the effectiveness of being an emotional savvy leader.

Whether because of women or not, emotional leadership is a wonderful trend I hope continues. 

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