LTI Seminar: They Just Don't Get It! How to Deal with Gender Differences in the Council Chambers
Novak, Kathleen, Nation's Cities Weekly
Building a council team that works well together is critical. But how do you bring together a diverse group of people and turn them into an effective, well functioning group?
Gender is just one dimension of the diversity challenge, but it can often be the most difficult challenge because of our underlying assumptions.
We don't think of gender differences as mattering much. After all, they shouldn't. And in fact, there are fewer gender differences than we think. Do men and women lead differently? No, not as a group. Do men and women manage differently?
Again, as a group, no they do not. There may be gender-related differences, but they are not gender specific. Do men and women communicate differently? …
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Publication information: Article title: LTI Seminar: They Just Don't Get It! How to Deal with Gender Differences in the Council Chambers. Contributors: Novak, Kathleen - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 25. Issue: 5 Publication date: February 4, 2002. Page number: 9. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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