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Do men make better bosses than women?!?

So men make better bosses than women, or that’s the claim being made today!  Looking back over my career I’ve worked for both men and women, some good, some bad and I can’t actually decide if gender had any influence on their performance as a leader.

So men make better bosses than women, or that’s the claim being made today!  Looking back over my career I’ve worked for both men and women, some good, some bad and I can’t actually decide if gender had any influence on their performance as a leader.

I think certain people are natural leaders and have a flair for working with teams and can even build motivation in an empty room.  Other people are promoted over the years and the only way is up so they end up in middle management in a role they are neither suited to or actually enjoy – I’ve experienced this in both men and women !

So what makes a good boss then, key qualities for the “perfect” boss include the ability to be fair (77 per cent), approachable (66 per cent), a good listener (61 per cent) and trust in the workforce to manage their own workloads (54 per cent).  Seems like an easy deal to me, so I’m off to distribute the workload in a fair manner, offer the staff a quick chat to discuss any problems they have and then trust them enough to  leave them to it, assured in the knowledge they can always come to be with any problems  ………………………….. who said women bosses always strive for perfection!!

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