Interestingly women do get different feed back than men. Somehow it’s okay to give a woman critical feed back on her personal performance, whereas men get more constructive feed back, often more focused on the job. This wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t that many of us take that feed back very personal too.
We all know that men and women are different. We also do see them behave differently at work. But have you ever considered using this difference in how you lead your team? Have you ever stopped to think about what this difference is, and if you perhaps needed to flex your style depending on gender?
If you, like me, have ever sat through a meeting with mainly women you will almost certainly have wondered when they were going to stop talking and get down to action. Whereas men seem to do first, women seem to take time to get into action. Have you ever noticed that?