In the most recent issue of Audiology Today, there was an article titled “Starting the Discussion about Equality and Equity in Leadership.” After reading this article, you may be interested in learning more about gender differences in leadership and in the workplace. If so, you may want to check out two articles published inHarvard Business Review.
The first, titled “The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders,” evaluated differences in performance reviews between male and female Service Members. While objective metrics were similar between the two genders, differences were noted on qualitative descriptors—in terms of the types of descriptors given and with women receiving more negative descriptors than men. The authors speculated that these differences might explain, in part, why men are in more leadership positions than women. Of course, they also speculate that there may be an implicit bias that contributes to the promotion of men over women.
What can women who aspire to leadership roles do? Good question. The aforementioned Audiology Today article had some suggestions but perhaps the second Harvard Business Review article, titled “3 Simple Ways for Women to Rethink Office Politics and Wield More Influence at Work,” may also be beneficial? In it, the author, Kathryn Heath, provides tips that have been helpful for the female leaders whom she has advised.
Heath K. (2017) 3 simple ways for women to rethink office politics and wield more influence at work. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
Smith D, Rosenstein J, Nikolov M. (2018) The different words we use to describe male and female leaders. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
Walden T, Snapp H, Morgenstein K, Gregory L. (2018) Starting the discussion about equality and equity in leadership. Audiology Today. 30(3):37-47.
Lack of Physical Activity and Obesity in Individuals with Self-Identified Hearing and/or Visual Difficulties
It is reasonable that lack of physical activity would be one thing associated with obesity, but could difficulties hearing and/or seeing also be a factor influencing that relationship? What about gender? Pardhan and colleagues (2021) used data collected from the 2017 Spanish National Health Survey to evaluate the relationship between physical inactivity and obesity by…
Do you remember why Joseph Sauveur is important to our profession? If you do, you could have done better than a recent contestant on the legendary gameshow, Jeopardy. The question posed was: “Born hearing-impaired in 1653, Joseph Sauveur studied sound vibrations and coined this word for the science he pioneered.” While I was impressed that…
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