Saturday, January 01, 2011

The women 'power'

Manage Mentor
Selected
Mark van Vugt and Anjana Ahuja
(http://www.vivagroupindia.com/)

For better governance, include women on boards

When men and women work together, men are quicker to assume the position of a leader even when a better-qualified woman is present, write Mark van Vugt and Anjana Ahuja in Selected. The authors cite the observation of Charles A. O'Reilly III, a Stanford University business professor, that it is not gender per se which leads to the glass ceiling for women, but the overwhelming male desire to compete.

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