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FEMALE AND MALE BOSSES SHARE PERSONALITY TRAITS

By Liz Hall Female and male leaders share the same ‘classically masculine’ personality traits, suggests a paper published in Journal of Vocational Behavior. A research team led by Bart Wille at the University of Antwerp accessed comprehensive personality tests taken by nearly 600 top-level executives (including 143 female bosses) and more than 52,000 non-executives (including […]

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DON’T JUDGE ME

How can coaches recognise unconscious bias in themselves and then help their clients do the same? Jenny Plaister-Ten and Carol Whitaker report We all have unconscious bias. The key is to recognise it. Unconscious bias triggers automatic judgements and assessments. Research from the KRW Institute (2009) suggests that 95 per cent of our decisions are […]

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