Doing Leadership Differently

Gender, Power And Sexuality In A Changing Business Culture

Amanda Sinclair
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Doing Leadership Differently

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24 May 2013

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Doing Leadership Differently

Gender, Power And Sexuality In A Changing Business Culture

Amanda Sinclair
The Australian workforce is amazingly diverse, with men and women bringing a huge range of cultural backgrounds, skills and life experiences to their jobs. But this diversity, with all its potential for cleverness and creativity, is not reflected in the ranks our of senior business and corporate leaders Amanda Sinclair argues that Australian organisations are clinging to an outdated concept of leadership. We expect our leaders to be a certain type of person-a tough, heterosexual male. Drawing on interviews with senior executives, male and female, she shows convincingly why our faith in this traditional style of leadership is so strong-and misplaced. Doing Leadership Differently is essential reading for both established and aspiring executives and managers. It offers a challenging and original analysis of: . why the traditional style of leadership has failed us . how men as well as women can benefit from understanding how gender shapes leadership style .…
The Australian workforce is amazingly diverse, with men and women bringing a huge range of cultural backgrounds, skills and life experiences to their jobs. But this diversity, with all its potential for cleverness and creativity, is not reflected in the ranks our of senior business and corporate leaders. Amanda Sinclair argues that Australian organisations are clinging to an outdated concept of leadership. We expect our leaders to be a certain type of person-a tough, heterosexual male. Drawing on interviews with senior executives, male and female, she shows convincingly why our faith in this traditional style of leadership is so strong-and misplaced. Doing Leadership Differently is essential reading for both established and aspiring executives and managers. It offers a challenging and original analysis of: . why the traditional style of leadership has failed us . how men as well as women can benefit from understanding how gender shapes leadership style . how to put power and sexuality at the heart of effective leadership . ways of widening the pool of Australian leadership talent.

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair

Amanda Sinclair is an author, researcher, consultant and teacher in leadership, change, gender and diversity. A Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, her books include Doing Leadership Differently, Leadership for the Disillusioned and Leading Mindfully. Sinclair is also a teacher of yoga and meditation.

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