PR exec: Female leaders often sidelined by need to be liked

The author insists women need to adopt a male trait and stop caring about whether or they people like them.

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Beginning in childhood, I’ve learned a lot from boys (not men yet). I learned from my brothers how to climb trees and change the oil in my car. I learned how to stick up for myself and how to get what I wanted.

When I entered the work force, I learned from men that biting my fingernails undermined my intelligence, as well as how to present ideas in logical and unemotional ways, and how to think critically under fire.

As I’ve grown my business, I’ve learned from men how my personality best leads, how to ask for what I want, and how to put a real value on my expertise without apology.

I love men.

But they’re not the end all, be all.

Women as leaders

Women have a significant place in this world, as well. According to the blog post “Why Women Should Lead Boldly,” several studies show how well organizations do with women at the helm.

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