Leadership has been described as “a process of social influence” or the ability to “organize a group to achieve a common goal” (Chemers). Studies of leadership have produced common traits including behavior, values and intelligence. While not all leaders have the same motivation, significant relationships exist between leadership and the emergence similar traits. However, none of these common traits are explicitly male or female. Despite having an impressive track record, women of power are greatly out numbered by male leaders on the historical timeline. Even at the height of the twenty-first century, women seem to be the vast minority when it comes to occupying leadership positions. Women’s absence from these roles generates controversy because there is still a lack of consensus that the problem exists at all.
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