What are the beliefs of women who lead?
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Sheppard, Cary Maria
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The focus of this study was to discover what beliefs women leaders hold and provide an opportunity to share their advice with future leaders. Adhering to Royal Roads University Research Ethics policies, ten women, from private sector organizations, who held senior level leadership positions, ranging from director to chief executive officer, were interviewed. Using grounded-theory methodology, the study discovered the beliefs of women leaders and conceptualized them within a framework of self, self-in-relationship with others and self as leader. The study offers conclusions based on linking the framework to constructs related to positive self-concept, high self-efficacy, internal locus of control, trust, valuing relationships, understanding and living ones values, behavioral integrity, aspects of humanism, authenticity and advice giving. The recommendations are focused on the empowerment
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