Emotional intelligence and personality traits of female and male leaders are the same but perceived differently, which can hold back the very women businesses are seeking as leaders, suggests research by people assessment specialists, Thomas International. Despite widespread stereotypes, female leaders are no more empathetic than male leaders, and male leaders are no more assertive and composed than female leaders, finds the study. The research assessed personality traits and emotional intelligence of 137 director-level, female leaders in organisations of 100+ employees....

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