Good news: In five areas of leadership potential, there was no significant difference in capability across the genders. Restated, for 50 percent of the critical leadership attributes we looked at, males and females are neck-and-neck when it comes to exhibiting these during the pre-work years.
Males and females demonstrate similar leadership attributes in five areas
Ratings by parents indicate that for 50% of the core leadership attributes there are no gender differences
What’s even more encouraging is that, in many ways, the five critical attributes are the least “trainable.” It’s much easier to develop coaching skills or teach someone to avoid deflecting feedback, than to build skills for demonstrating Authenticity or having a Passion for Results. The fact that these five skills are consistently observed in both male and female children bodes well for future development efforts in organisations.