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SEX DIFFERENCES IN LEADERSHIP STYLE: MYTH OR REALITY?

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 March 1991

Abstract

The article examines the literature on research into leadership styles and gender: the results are conflicting and do not support the assumption that there are stereotypical masculine and feminine styles. What has emerged is that women managers are likely to possess both task‐ and relations‐oriented leadership behaviours. It is argued that the “androgynous” leadership style is effective in the management of change.

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Ferrario, M. (1991), "SEX DIFFERENCES IN LEADERSHIP STYLE: MYTH OR REALITY?", Women in Management Review, Vol. 6 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/09649429110142107

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MCB UP Ltd

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