Feminist Leadership By Liz Madden


Feminist Leadership

By Liz Madden 04/05/2014

‘’Leadership is an ageless topic’’ – Kotter

There has been a growing interest in the topic of Leadership over the past decade. Leadership is now being studied across the Globe by Businesses, Organisations and Academic Institutions.

There are many concepts within Leadership Theory, but this piece will focus on Leadership Traits, Feminist Leadership and Authentic Leadership.

Several studies show that there are a number of traits that leaders have in common. Kirkpatrick and Locke (1991) claim that there are six traits in which leaders differ from non-leaders. These include : drive, the desire to Lead, honesty/integrity, self-confidence, cognitive ability, and knowledge of the business .

As a feminist, my mind naturally questions if Men and Women exhibit the same Leadership traits?

According to Lowen (2009) there are a number of characteristics that distinguish Female Leaders from Male Leaders. These features include women being more…

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