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Say What? Media Leader Says Women Are Better Managers

"In my experience, female bosses tend to be better managers, better advisers, mentors, rational thinkers. Men love to hear themselves talk. I’m so generalizing . . . Men . . . they’re definitely better on the 'whatever' side. Things tend to roll off their back. We women take things very personally . . . And I’m certainly not immune to this. So there’s a downside to women."

Carol Smith, senior vice president and chief brand officer for the Elle Group, on why she thinks women are better managers and what bad habit women need to work on.

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I would choose a male manager over a female any day. My mom is the VP of Human Resources for her company and gets stellar reviews, but I think that is a rarity. Just like Smacks83.. Women tend to gossip, talk about their personal life, over emphasize their opinion on everything, take things too personally, and micro-manage in nearly every experience I have had. Men, on the other hand, are logical and to the point. They tell you what they want and move on. This woman just sounds like another woman tooting their own horn.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I much prefer to work with men, I tend to find most of the women I've worked for bring their personal problems to work, are very fussy, catty and are very roundabout when trying to explain what they want. Again, that just in my experience.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
I had both male and female managers. I had two male managers that were fantastic, but I feel the women were also very very good. My worst one was a guy who made my life miserable and used demoralizing tactics as his method. But that was only once. Two male managers mentored me and one female manager mentored me and promoted me. I don't think it matters male or female......
emososays17 emososays17 8 years
I never had a good experience with female managers. Every one was power hungry, took themselves too seriously and took everything personally. Every male boss I have had was pretty laid back, easy to talk to and always got things done.
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