This article reviews social psychological and organizational development literature on gender stereotypes and leadership style and effectiveness and explores its relevance for leadership in higher education. Implications of the dichotomous stereotypes of “friendly vs. competent” and “agentic vs. communal” frame a discussion of social psychological research on how stereotypes affect perceptions of leaders. Ways to overcome stereotypes and the application of feminist values to leadership strategies are also discussed.
"Gender Stereotypes of Leaders: Do They Influence Leadership in Higher Education?,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 9:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol9/iss1/4