The bad news is that male managers today hold the

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Unformatted text preview: aving traits and attitudes that are similar to those generally ascribed to men, that is, successful managers are seen as more similar to men in qualities such as leadership ability, competitiveness, self-confidence, ambitiousness, and objectivity.32 Thus, stereotypes of successful middle managers do not correspond to stereotypes of women. The trend over time in the results of these studies contains some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that male managers today hold the same dysfunctional stereotypes about women and management that they held in the early 1970s when researchers conducted the first of these studies. At that time, women managers held the same stereotypes as the men. The good news is that the recent research shows a shift by the women—they now see successful middle managers as possessing attitudes and characteristics that describe both men and women in general. However, although good managers are described today as possessing less masculine characteristics than in past decades, the most recent research indicates...
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