Women outscore men in effective manager skills

Female managers are more able than their male counterparts and their skills
advantage increases with age, research reveals.

In a study of more than 400 managers conducted for the East Midlands
Development Agency, women scored ahead of men in all six core management

Managers were graded on managing people, personal effectiveness, leadership,
team working, communication and planning.

It was based on a questionnaire by training company Exponential, which asked
three colleagues and the managers themselves to rate their performance.

Exponential MD John Moore, said: "Female managers consistently scored
higher than males in each core management skill and this became more noticeable
for managers over 39 years old. It would be very useful to explore the
different learning and development strategies adopted by male and female


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