Research shows that women lead differently to men. They are more likely to use what is called ‘transformational’ – or interactive – leadership skills to get people to exchange their self-interest for the team’s. Women are more likely to use interpersonal skills and are more conversational. This creates a work environment where it is easier for others to get involved, information and power to be shared, self-esteem to be developed and people to feel excited about their work.
Dion Johnson, an ex-midwife who now mentors women over 40, and one of the panel speakers at one of our past talks on the Gifts God Gives Women for the Markeplace, develops these ideas further by drawing on a woman’s ability to conceive and give birth, and on the roles they often perform in other areas of their lives.