Why men do not let themselves be guided by women

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Women are supposed to take responsible positions, which is constantly being demanded everywhere. Why do not they do it? The psychologist Werner Dopfer shows the reasons for this and explains what women can do so that they can better manage their male employees.

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What women who lead men should necessarily do


Werner Dopfer has been concerned with the question of why there are so few women in top management positions and how this can be changed. And to put it immediately: Dopfer is of the opinion that something must change here and quickly. Women, he writes, are "the better leaders".

Dopfer praises the "fantastic qualities of women" and cites a study in which executives from all 70.000 colleagues, employees, supervisors and customers were assessed (360 grade feedback). Result: In 15 by 16 Competencies scored better than men. "Women in leadership positions are obviously a guarantee of sustainable economic success," writes Dopfer.

Why are not more women in leadership positions?


The question is why no longer women are in leadership positions, if they are so much better than men in many matters. Dopfer mentions two reasons for this:

  1. Because men do not want it. Men want to stay among themselves, they do not know how to deal with "strong" women and they are afraid to be undermined by the woman as a boss. "Even boys do not like to respond to the instructions of girls. They ignore them or even oppose the educational efforts of female adults while listening to peers and their father or teacher. If boys behave like that, why should not they do it as adult men? "
  2. Because women do not want it. Many women are not so ambitious and competitive because of their nature; this has, according to the author, even its reason in another "brain physiological equipment". In addition, many women have too little confidence in their own abilities and do not even apply for appropriate jobs. It also plays a role that for many women own children and family play a greater role than for men and they set the course accordingly different. Leading, so Dopfer, but you have to want.

"More understanding for the fragile men's souls"


If women are difficult to lead in leadership positions, maybe even unhappy or even fail, then Dopfer is often for two reasons: on the one hand, trying to mimic the masculine behaviors and thus becoming an "alpha mama" nowhere on acceptance.

And secondly, they fail - and that is the more important reason - because they have not or too little with the psyche and the peculiarities of the male soul dealt with. If women want to lead men successfully, then, says Dopfer, "understanding the oddities of the male soul is essential."

Pleading for an androgynous leadership style


Now Dopfer does not go so far that, despite all the enthusiasm for women, he has all the male leaders in our country Company want to replace with women. But in the last chapter he advocates a different style of leadership in which, above all, the female strengths play a greater role.

Dopfer calls this the "androgynous leadership style" or "meta-gender style". Here, so to speak, gathers the best of the two worlds. To do this, however, men and women have to deal with the two different genders: "Only if I know how the genders tend to act and react is it possible to adequately manage situations."

Conclusion: An important book on a current topic, which gives the reader many insights and impulses to examine his own attitude and to think about it further. Reading tip for women AND men.

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