management consulting for complex areas:
Globalization and Women-in-Leadership
Expert, Educator, Speaker and Author
Books from Kathleen
Study after study shows that most of the qualities employees find attractive in a leader are commonly associated with female leaders. But when people think "leader" they reflexively think "man". It is time for people to think "leader" and to think "female" too.
The World Made Easy—An examination of some essential areas of history, how history repeats itself, how national leaders have often failed their people, and how the world is composed of many "start-up" nations that didn't exist before 1945.
Women in Leadership
Getting to gender parity in leadership will continue to stall until men and women accept that the biggest deterrent for women is unconscious bias. It would be rare for someone to admit that they discriminate against women, but according to Project Implicit, 76 percent of people discriminate against women – unconsciously. That includes a lot of women and men./
Unconscious bias is a big deterrent for women to receive promotions into senior leadership, but it’s not the only one. Research shows that relative to men, women generally struggle with strategy, finance, being timid speakers, lacking confidence, not being decisive enough, being poor delegators, poor self-promoters and focusing on tasks rather than the big picture.
If you want help preparing women to become successful leaders, we should talk. Click here to contact me.
It’s a kill or be killed world. Most companies have to expand internationally because the comforts of home can be easily upset by foreign competitors arriving on their doorstep. If a company doesn’t have to reach into overseas markets, there are so many lucrative opportunities it would seem like an obligation in pursuit of maximizing stakeholder value for decades to come. Minimally expanding beyond one’s borders is a defensive move: it’s kill or be killed.
International business is very different from doing business at home. Countries have different political systems, economic and religious systems. National leaders can be geopolitically friendly one minute and not the next.
Have you made up your mind to get in on growing markets overseas, but find it so complex you’re thinking about rolling the dice on opening an office in Amsterdam, Lagos, Buenos Aires, Riyadh, or Beijing? Let's talk.