The Boss Show

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August 11, 2011

Making It Real: Female Bosses

By Steve Motenko

As much as we’d like to deny it, were all sexist.  Every man, every woman among us.  This week, take an honest look at how your own sexism plays out in your work life.  For example, think about your female colleagues – in what ways would you regard them differently if they were male?  How do your expectations of your female colleagues compare with your expectations of your male colleagues? If your boss were the other gender, what difference would that make to you and your working relationship?

And once you’ve answered those questions for yourself, have a chat with a colleague or three about them – especially someone of the opposite gender.

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About the Author

Steve Motenko is an executive coach, leadership trainer, and co-host of The Boss Show, a weekly podcast on workplace dynamics. Steve and his Boss Show co-host, Jim Hessler, are co-authors of Land On Your Feet, Not On Your Face: A Guide to Building Your Leadership Platform. Steve lives on Whidbey Island, Washington, with his wife and dog, whom he loves, and a cat he tolerates usually pretty well.

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