Oct 15 2009
I have recently helped conduct a survey on “Have You Got A Lady Boss?” I have promised to share what I personally think about a lady boss. So here it is.
On a social level, I find it easier and more comfortable dealing with girls than guys. I have more and closer female friends than guy friends. Normally you may see me associating with girls more than guys. I think this has something to do with my childhood upbringing.
But when it comes to working, I find it much more difficult dealing with a lady boss than a male boss. “Boss” here is not limited to workplace but also other settings such as a team leader working together for non-work purposes.
Perhaps it’s because the few lady bosses I have had in the past are all quite strong leaders, even stronger than many male leaders I have come across. They often have very high expectations out of me.
From personal experience, it has not been very pleasant experience working with lady bosses. But thanks to these lady bosses, I have learned much and corrected myself from the experience dealing with each and every of these strong personalities.
Personally, I prefer working with male boss. But I’m not in control of who will be assigned as my boss. Perhaps God gives me a difficult boss in order to train me up. So I should take whoever assigned to me as my leader.
I guess in future, women leadership will be very common, that perhaps one generation from now, such survey on lady boss is no longer meaningful any more.
It is a fact of life. We need to deal with anyone who come into our life. I guess the problem is more on “managing our boss”, rather than the lady bosses themselves.