Men Are Better Leaders Than Women

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Acknowledgement………………………………………………………………………………………...i
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Acknowledgement

Expressing gratitude is a difficult task, and words often fall short of reflecting once feeling. It is our proud privilege however to do so we undertake this task with let most sincerity. We are grateful to Dr. Samta Jain for providing us with an opportunity to do this work and giving invaluable encouragement in our endeavor.
We express our very special thanks to Dr. Jamshed Modi in our college for their significant suggestions and help in accomplishing this project report .

Abstract
As women increasingly enter leadership roles that traditionally were
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Stogdill (1974) identified the following traits and skills as critical to leaders.

Traits Skills

Alert to social environment
• Ambitious and achievement-orientated
• Assertive
• Cooperative
• Decisive
• Dependable
• Dominant (desire to influence others)
• Energetic (high activity level)
• Persistent
• Self-confident
• Tolerant of stress Willing to assume responsibility

• Clever (intelligent)
• Conceptually skilled
• Creative
• Diplomatic and tactful
• Fluent in speaking
• Knowledgeable about group task
• Organised (administrative ability)
• Persuasive
• Socially skilled
Discussion
There have been many different studies of leadership traits and they agree only in the general saintly qualities needed to be a leader. For a long period, inherited traits were sidelined as learned and situational factors were considered to be far more realistic as reasons for people acquiring leadership positions. Paradoxically, the research into twins who were separated at birth along with new sciences such as Behavioral Genetics have shown that far more is inherited than was previously supposed.

Behavioral Theory:
Assumptions
Leaders can be made, rather than are born.
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