make better managers than men and are rated more highly by their staff,
according to the results of psychological testing.
research shows that female bosses were are rated more highly by both male and
findings are part of a wider study into the nature of leadership under professor
Beverly Ailmo-Metcalf at the University of Leeds.
claims women are more likely to have the qualities needed to inspire people and
are more effective leaders.
findings are based on a poll of 2,000 public sector staff asked to rate
managers on a 14-point scale of effectiveness.
came top for 11 of the key skills and were equal to men in three. Male managers
weren’t rated better than women in any of the measures.