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What makes women better leaders than men?

Recently, ex-president Barack Obama said that women are "indisputably better" than men.

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The Woman Post | Luisa Fernanda Báez Toro

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At a private event on leadership, he stated that "if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes."

And there is research that confirms what he said: according to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review, women outscored men on 17 of 19 capabilities that differentiate excellent leaders from average or poor ones.

Below you can find some of the things that make women better leaders than men: 

1. Resilience: according to the Harvard Business Review, when it comes to resilience, women outscored men by 4 percentile points since they handle stress and overcome adversity more effectively than men. As read on Business, a recent study showed that 64% of female leaders encounter a stressful event that prevents them from thinking clearly at least one time per day, while at least 70% of men experience the same. 

Women have a lot more patience than men and they do not rush into making business decisions as quickly as men in the face of adversity, which prevents them from creating even bigger problems.

2. Women communicate better: as read on Mind Spring, there are researches concluding that women are better communicators than men. Strong communication skills are very helpful when it comes to delegating responsibilities and executing business plans and women's interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and empathy allows them to communicate deeper and have an impact while doing so.   

Also, as read on Women Now, they relate better with employee and customer concerns due to their listening capabilities. 

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3. They are great motivators: women usually come up with better ideas to motivate people, says Women Now. Since observation is one of women's bigger traits, they have the capacity to know what motivates and triggers each one of her employees, deal with their emotions and come up with innovative ideas to fill them up with confidence. 

4. They are fair: as read on Fortune, women are much more cooperative and collaborative than men and show more concern for fairness. Therefore, according to Women Now, women engage better with employees because of their concern for individual growth. They take pride in seeing other people succeed and move forward in life. 

5. They defy the odds: women make great leaders because the odds are against them and it takes an extra push to get to the top. Women have to balance work and family life and overcome many obstacles while doing so because even if there is talking about their strengths, of top company CEOs only about 3% are women. Therefore, their ability to get to the top despite the gender gap makes them better. 

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