They were also were found to be more empathic, flexible and possessed stronger interpersonal skills than their male counterparts.
The study, which included a valid and reliable personality assessment, the Caliper Profile, as well as a demographic analysis and in-depth interviews with 59 women leaders in 19 different business sectors from some of the top companies in the United Kingdom and the United States, reveals four major findings:
Finding 1: Women leaders are more persuasive than their male counterparts
Finding 2: Women leaders feel the sting of rejection, learn from adversity and carry on with an "I'll show you" attitude
Finding 3: Women leaders have an inclusive, team building leadership style of problem solving and decision making
Finding 4: Women leaders are more likely to ignore rules and take risks