New study: Women leaders = better financial performance for companies

Forbes reports on a study by DDI which found that companies with the top financial performance had more women in leadership positions than companies with low financial performance. The study also revealed that the leadership skills of men and women are similar– the major difference being the degree of confidence reported by women and men in leadership positions. The author suggests that more opportunities for success may lead to higher confidence in men.

Want to read about successful women leaders, and gain some strategies for building confidence in yourself, or women in your organization? Check out some of our titles in the library dealing with women and leadership.

Dare: straight talk on confidence, courage, and career for women in charge / Becky Blalock9781118562642_cover.indd

Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead / Sheryl Sandberg

Womenpreneurs : 21st century success strategies / Dorothy Perrin Moore

Women in business : navigating career success / Viki Holton and Fiona Elsa Dent

MansWorldHer place at the table: a woman’s guide to negotiating five key challenges to leadership success / Deborah M. Kolb, Judith Williams, Carol Frohlinger

Who says it’s a man’s world: the girls’ guide to corporate domination / Emily Bennington

Rising stars : developing millennial women as leaders / Elisabeth Kelan, PhD

happy reading 🙂

 

 

 

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