Most women in a leadership role face a very common dilemma: If she’s a strong, assertive leader, she’s viewed as domineering and abrasive, encountering resistance as a result. If she isn’t assertive enough, she’s viewed as weak and a pushover, making it hard to get support within the organization. In this course, you will examine that very common double standard and identify strategies to deal with it.
All leaders, regardless of gender, face conflict and resistance and have to work with people who think, act, and communicate differently from themselves. In this course, Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing, Sr., Professor of Personal Enterprise at Cornell, will show you how to recognize when there's gender bias at play and when there isn't, and how to address any issues that arise.
Faculty AuthorDeborah Streeter
Benefits to the Learner
- Identify how your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality type influences your leadership style
- Develop strategies for three common dilemmas facing women in leadership
- Examine the "double bind" dilemma, as well as best practices for handling it
- Explore the gender dimension of behaviors associated with strong leadership
- Practice using recommended strategies for handling conflict with a gender dimension, including micro-aggressions
Target AudienceWomen who are mid- to-senior level managers, regardless of whether they have a formal team to lead. This course is also meant for women who aspire to move into leadership roles and have a minimum 3-5 years professional experience. It is applicable to a global audience from developed countries.
- HR Certification Institute (HRCI) General Units 10.0 General Approval Number ORG-Program-509125 10.0 General
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 10.0 Credits Approval Number 20-YN7ND 10.0 Credits