Nina Utne

Business gurus are now touting feminine leadership styles, as they often result in lowering employee turnover and improving creativity and innovation while benefiting the financial bottom line.

Of course, one paradox is that some female leaders have simply mimicked “masculine” styles of leadership and so perpetuate the status quo.  At is best, feminine leadership, which is available to men and women alike, often includes placing a greater value on process.  It involves heightened recognition of the value of people’s relationships and contributions.  It assigns a high priority to relationships, learning, beauty, flexibility, celebration, collective intelligence, vulnerability, transparency, intuition, and humility.