Leadership Study Reveals the Differences between Men and Women

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Quantum Workplace releases a research report summarizing data collected through LeaderGrade, its leadership-360 tool

Quantum Workplace released a 2012 leadership research study revealing the public perceptions of men’s and women’s leadership skills. It’s been well established that significant employment and income gaps exist between men and women leaders, yet a connection has not been drawn between these gaps and each group’s leadership abilities. After collecting data on about 1,500 leaders through LeaderGrade, Quantum Workplace wanted see what its data revealed about the subject.

Questioning previous assumptions about women in leadership, the report reveals interesting opinions of men and women in leadership roles. Findings from the report include:

  •      Men and women are equally equipped to lead.
  • Women are more likely to monitor team progress and terminate poor performers in a timely manner.
  • Men are more likely to consider how various scenarios will impact the future and are thought to be more knowledgeable about their industry and competitors.
  • Women are less likely to seek feedback.

“Quantum Workplace’s annual research shows that trust in leaders has the largest impact on overall levels of engagement,” says Greg Harris, President of Quantum Workplace. “Our 2012 leadership study researched this even further and found very little differences in trust between men and women's leadership capabilities, which supports what we inherently believed to be true: Men and women are equals in the leadership game.”

In addition, Quantum Workplace found that men and women share four of the top five leadership strengths and share only three out of the top five leadership weaknesses. To see full details of the report, visit http://www.quantumworkplace.com/womenandleadership.

About the survey:

Developed by Quantum Workplace, LeaderGrade is an inexpensive and simple development tool designed to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of leaders. The 360-assessment reflects the opinions of multiple raters, such as staff, peers, clients, and executives. It allows leaders to benchmark themselves against peers, improve their leadership, and monitor their progress over time. The LeaderGrade assessment consists of 45 survey items related to core leadership competencies, such as managing change, confronting issues, and inspiring others.

For more information, go to http://www.leadergrade.com.

About Quantum Workplace:
Quantum Workplace delivers smart tools for achieving and recognizing workplace awesomeness. When work is awesome, employees are engaged, clients are loyal, and business is good. Quantum Workplace serves more than 5,000 organizations annually through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, and leadership assessment.

For more information, visit http://www.quantumworkplace.com or email info(at)quantumworkplace(dot)com.

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