Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014 - (Page 21)

WOMEN, LEADERSHIP AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by DR. SHAWN ANDREWS W omen leaders are still a minority in the business world. During the past three decades, women have achieved parity with men in both number of employees in the workforce and positions in middle management-women now represent 58.6 percent of the labor force in the United States and occupy 51.4 percent of all management, professional and related occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, women hold only 14.3 percent of executive officer positions of the Fortune 500 companies, and the number of female CEOs at these companies is 3.8 percent (and this number has barely budged in 10 years). To further complicate these statistics, research in the past decade identifies an individual's emotional intelligence (EQ) as a key aspect and driver of leadership effectiveness. Emotional intelligence assessments have found women and men to be equally as intelligent emotionally, but they are strong in different areas or attributes that are considered gender-specific. The significance of these statistics and the implications on leadership is cause for discussion. TRAINING INDUSTRY MAGAZINE - WINTER2013 I WWW.TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM/TIQ 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014

Tracking Trends
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Meeting Today's Learning Consumers Where They Are
Facilitating Change
How Smart Leaders Squash Employee Entitlement
The Reskilling of Design
Responsive Design and Learning Solutions
Women, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Key Trends for 2014: Shifting to Business-Centric Learning
The Promise of Badges for Learning and Development
The Business Leader's Bottom Line: Aligning Learning with Organizational Needs
Raising the Bar: The Impact of Sales Training on Effective Customer Engagement
The Language of Measurement: When to Assess, Evalutate and Test
Casebook: Combined Insurance: Ensuring Efficient Sales Training via Mobile Learning
The Challenge of Workplace Re-entry After Training
The Learning Shift: From Event to Process
What's Online
Company News

Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2014