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Gary Powell’s new book explores gender and leadership by asking all of the tough questions and providing answers based on state-of-the-art theory and evidence. Readers can enjoy his thorough and insightful analyses of key questions ranging from, “Why do leader stereotypes emphasize masculinity?” to “Is there a female advantage or disadvantage in leadership?” to “How can we undo the linkage between leadership and gender?” There is even a chapter devoted to the question, “Why do (some) men in top management feel free to sexually harass women?” For anyone interested in understanding th
This is a must-read book for anyone interested in gender and leadership. Gary is an outstanding scholar who has worked in the field for almost fifty years, so he has a fascinating historical perspective on the topic. He is a wonderful communicator in terms of both connecting with academics and practitioners and his examples are drawn from across the world, thus providing a unique, inclusive picture of the state of the field.
Gender and Leadership is a beautifully written, meticulously researched book. Presented in an engaging, accessible style, this excellent text provides essential, evidence-based perspectives on gender and leadership, combining personal reflections with a comprehensive exploration of the field. Gary Powell takes the reader on a fascinating journey covering stereotyping; glass ceilings; inequalities, and sexual harassment.