ERIC Number: ED143986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership and Women in Organizations.
Holmes, Douglas S.
This report is intended for use by the Women's Army Corps (WAC) officers and officer candidates who are taking their first course in leadership. It is divided into four major parts. Following the introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 considers the topic of women. The importance of societal traditions is emphasized because of their relationship to ideas about male superiority and facts about child development. Attention is given both to what women are really like and to what most people think women are like. Chapter 3 is devoted entirely to ideas about leadership. Special aspects about leadership of women by women are considered in Chapter 4. The scientifically established facts about women presented in Chapter 2 and the ideas about leadership discussed in Chapter 3 are combined. To provide evidence for the point of view developed, extensive quotations are drawn from official WAC publications that document WAC leadership experiences in World War II. Chapter 5 extends the perspective to leadership of men by women and of women by men. Problems encountered by women leaders are considered, and an approach to solving these problems is suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Females, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Military Personnel, Officer Personnel, Organizations (Groups), Problem Solving, Sex Role, Skill Development, Social Influences, Social Science Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.