Learning Goal: I’m working on a management question and need guidance to help me learn.Reflection Paper: Gender and LeadershipPrevious Next InstructionsIn the HBR IdeaCast podcast episode, “How Workplaces — Not Women — Need to Change to Improve Equality”, Michelle King discusses ways that organizations can create gender equality in the workplace.Using the course materials from this week, discuss how both individuals and organizations can address the double bind experienced by women in leadership beyond encouraging women to lead with a mix of masculine and feminine qualities?Can people be educated about gender stereotypes and the challenges that women leaders face?Answer each question above thoroughly and support your responses using this week’s course material.Your reflection paper should be approximately 1,000 words (4 pages double-spaced) using APA format. A reference page should be included for sources used in the reflection. You are welcome to cite additional scholarly sources but you are required to incorporate and cite the articles assigned in this module.
Please refer to the Leadership Reflection Thought Paper Rubric for guidelines and grading.
Submit your reflection paper to the appropriate Dropbox by 11:59pm on Wednesday.
Week 8: Leadership and Gender 5/14 – 5/20In recent years, considerable progress has been made in increasing the number of women and minorities in top leadership positions. However, there is still a significant gap in gender equality in many sectors (Antonakis & Day, 2018).In this module, we will explore many of the theoretical explanations for the gender gap in leadership. Several examples of these explanations include leadership style differences among women and men, organizational obstacles and family responsibilities. Further, Glass & Cook (2015) discuss factors that influence women’s promotion to top leadership positions as well as the challenges and opportunities that women face after promotion. Lindsey and colleagues (2017) examine the effectiveness of two types of diversity training (e.g., perspective taking and goal setting exercises). Finally, Sanchez-Hucles & Davis (2010) describes the barriers that women encounter in leadership, specifically addressing the intersectionality of gender and race and their impact on leadership.Learning OutcomesvBy the end of this module you will be able to:Discuss the role of gender in leadership
Compare and contrast explanations of gender inequality in leadership using empirical research
Examine the effectiveness of diversity training
Read & Watch (Module Resources)E-Reserves: Above the glass ceiling: When are women and racial/ethnic minorities promoted to CEO?External Learning ToolI’m Done
E-Reserves: King, et al. (2017). Two Types of Diversity Training that Really WorkExternal Learning ToolI’m Done
E-Reserves: Glass & Cook, Leading at the top: Understanding women’s challenges above the glassExternal Learning ToolI’m Done
Podcast: How Workplaces — Not Women — Need to Change to Improve Equality (HBR Ideacast)Web Page
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