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Re: [newtech-1] Lean In

From: Anthony Z.
Sent on: Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:54 PM

The problem with your statement is that you are defining leadership qualities and saying that women, because of hormones, lack leadership qualities.

Well, there's a lot of leadership going on with housewives who choose to stay at home with 2 or 3 kids and make sure they are educated, fed, clothed and have fun. Is that not leadership?

For you to define leadership down to a difference in X / Y chromosomes should justify a backlash from many women on this list who beg to differ.

A women's leadership skills may differ from a man's because of sentiment and emotion, but its still leadership just the same. Because I'm a man, I may not agree and I may not like it, but its no less leadership than anyone else practices. We, as a society, simply value male leadership over female leadership for reasons I'm still not clear on or agree with.

In one of your statements, you also said something about women in leadership roles having a different level of hormones than other females that are not in so-called leadership roles. Do you have scientific evidence of this? Does that mean that mean a female in leadership role cannot wear perfume and lingerie, she has to wear a business suit and dress like a man? Just checking, because I'm not sure where you're going with all this.

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On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM, rburton <[address removed]> wrote:
I always found it interesting when a comparison is done between genders. When I was younger, it was rare to see a strong female player and that still remains true even until this day.

I personally believe the key difference between men and women is hormones which effect the psychological of the individual, not their sexual organs. I could draw a comparison between Fallon Fox vs. Ronda Rousey, but that would be unfair since both demonstrate opposing hormonal imbalances for their genders.  

I think women can be great leaders, that goes without question. One of the reasons why we don't see more of them, is because not many have the same psychological drive that pushes them to be great leaders.

I sort of related being a good leader to being a good sports player. Just because you have the ability to be good at it, doesn't mean you'll do it. Having the psychological drive is the spark required. I've known a lot of people who are athletic, but have no drive to be a sports player. 

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Dean Collins <[address removed]> wrote:

So who has finished reading  ?What did you think of the book?
More impressed with Ms Sandberg?/Less?/Thoughts?




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