The New York Times recently published an interview with a female senior VP who emphatically stated that women make better bosses. And she gave her reasons.
Here are two of the main reasons given by Carol Smith, senior VP of the Elle Group:
- Women are less “bossy.” That is, men tend to take more satisfaction in ordering others around. Women aren’t so driven to do so.
- Women talk less about nonwork-related matters. Men tend to “shoot the breeze” more about topics such as sports and politics, while women get down to business quickly.
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