I recently asked a simple question to readers of my blog - do you prefer a male or female boss? With all the stories about female on female bullying and the lack of women in leadership positions, I thought this was a very relevant question. The result? Almost
half (44%) said they preferred a male boss. So does that mean the majority preferred a female boss? No. 38% said they had no preference and just 19% favoured women.
Given all the recent stories about the lack of female leadership and women bullying other women, we thought this would be a good subject to ask people about - and we definitely got some interesting responses. It just comes down to personal experience - it's
a shame that there have been some negative ones but maybe we need to look at why that is, and what we can do to improve it. IT is such a male dominated environment that many women who have reached management positions have had to fight hard to get there and
maybe that fighting mentality is having a negative effect on their ability to lead. What we need is more support and training for women so more of them are able to reach the top and are well prepared for when they get there.