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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  3   Issue 9  2014  
Article Abstract
Generational and Gender Differences in Implicit Leadership Prototypes
Keywords:  Gender, Age, Leadership, Generation X, Generation Y, Baby Boomers
Esther Gergen , Mark Green and Sarah Ceballos
This study analyzed age and gender differences in followers’ implicit assumptions of what constitutes outstanding leadership. Among the findings were that female participants believed that charismatic and participative leadership were more important to being an outstanding leader than did male participants. Males participant, were more tolerant of self-protective leadership than females. Participants who were Baby Boomers preferred more participative leadership than participants who were members of Generation X. Generation X participants were more willing to embrace self-protective leadership than Baby Boomers.
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