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PERCEPTUAL BARRIERS TO LEADERSHIP: ADVANCEMENT FOR CORPORATE SECTOR WOMEN

International Journal of Career Management

ISSN: 0955-6214

Article publication date: 1 December 1991

Abstract

Critical impediments for women in leadership positions, both in the corporate and educational sector, continue to block progress. Identifies barriers to success from a socio‐cultural and psychological perspective, such as sex‐role stereotyping, few female role models, and societal attitudes towards women as leaders. Barriers impeding success are procrastination, lack of acceptance, and “it′s a man′s world” attitude. University personnel planning leadership training programmes must consider the needs stated by respondents to this survey and offer seminars based on their specific requests. Requested programmes included: effective communication skills, stress management, time management, problem solving, team building, public speaking, supervisory skills, organisational politics, human relations skills, and self‐esteem building.

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Citation

Kisch, J. and Ryan, C. (1991), "PERCEPTUAL BARRIERS TO LEADERSHIP: ADVANCEMENT FOR CORPORATE SECTOR WOMEN", International Journal of Career Management, Vol. 3 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003861

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MCB UP Ltd

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