Improving diversity in your leadership ranks can be a natural consequence of selecting for success. However, the unconscious biases that exist in many organizations about what makes an effective leader tend to emphasize male-oriented traits. The common misconception is that men have innate advantages over women in leadership roles, even though our research clearly shows that women outmatch men in many of the challenges that distinguish effective leaders.

3 common misconceptions about women in leadership roles:

  • The playing field is already level
  • Men have innate advantages over women in leadership roles
  • To have more women at the top, you’ll have to hire more women

Download our eBook, Gender Diversity: Mind the Gap, to learn more about the 3 misconceptions that hinder diversity efforts and effective talent strategies for overcoming them.

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