Do female entrepreneurs need fire-breathing reptiles to advance in business?
Years ago, I read that there are three types of leaders: those who lead by friendship, those who lead by fear and those who lead by respect. The best leaders can do all three.
Now in mid-career, I have been thinking more and more about how to be a better leader and which type of leader I will ultimately become. There’s one catch, I am a woman, and that changes the advice I get on leadership. To be a female leader, I’ve been told by multiple women in business, “You must be warm. You must be in good physical form. You must act like a lady.”
Are you kidding me? What man is told this?