3. Leverage communication and interpersonal skills
Numerous recent studies have noted differences in the way men and women communicate and relate interpersonally. Women’s way of communicating is not necessarily better than men’s, but it may be better suited to newer styles of management. So-called “feminine attributes” such as the ability to build relationships with customers, strike up joint ventures and partner with suppliers, are increasingly important says Janice Gjertsen manager of business development for AOL’s Digital City.
Generally speaking more women than men are likely to earn the comment “plays well with others” on their workplace report cards. Women should deploy their strong interpersonal and communication skills at every opportunity and tout their accomplishments in this realm.