Gender differences and similarities in the leadership styles and behaviour of UK managers

Gender differences and similarities in the leadership styles and behaviour of UK managers Do men and women have a different or a similar approach to the leadership role? Various leadership styles and behaviour of managers have been researched in several countries to identify similarities and differences between men and women leaders. The present study examines the leadership style and behaviour of UK managers, using a questionnaire method in gathering data. The study found that women managers delegate less than their men counterparts, but there are no statistical differences between their directive, consultative and participative leadership styles. The study also found that, in leadership behaviour, men and women leaders differ significantly only in inspirational motivation but not in the other six aspects of leadership behaviour. The article explores the implications of these results. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

Gender differences and similarities in the leadership styles and behaviour of UK managers

Women In Management Review, Volume 18 (6): 11 – Sep 1, 2003

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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0964-9425
D.O.I.
10.1108/09649420310491468
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Abstract

Do men and women have a different or a similar approach to the leadership role? Various leadership styles and behaviour of managers have been researched in several countries to identify similarities and differences between men and women leaders. The present study examines the leadership style and behaviour of UK managers, using a questionnaire method in gathering data. The study found that women managers delegate less than their men counterparts, but there are no statistical differences between their directive, consultative and participative leadership styles. The study also found that, in leadership behaviour, men and women leaders differ significantly only in inspirational motivation but not in the other six aspects of leadership behaviour. The article explores the implications of these results.

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Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2003

Keywords: Leadership; Managers; United Kingdom

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