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Gender and Authority

  • By: Shirley Anne Gillett
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

The consideration of gender's relationship to authority is important because aspects of gender overlap with the location of authority in society. It is important in the context of leadership because leadership incorporates concepts of authority as well as characteristics associated ...

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