Posted by: maddielloyd12 | January 15, 2013

Controversy of Women in Leadership

I feel that one of the biggest issues that the controversy of Women in Leadership holds, is the fact that a multitude of both men and women have such a large and diverse amount of perspectives that it is almost too difficult to please everyone and their views. Obviously having different perspectives on this subject is a very good thing. It not only allows us to see things in different manners but it can allow us as a society to work on and improve issues that arise as well. I think as generations have grown over time women have had more and more introductions into the leadership field which is a great thing. As a woman I can proudly say that this is happening, but I also think that women have sort of separated ourselves into this so called “group” in which we feel the need to separate ourselves from men in order to earn respect as a woman and leaders. To me, men and women are completely different in a variety of ways and I feel that we should cherish these differences and apply them to providing a better leadership quality for everyone overall. This is such a deep subject matter and will take time to figure out what is best for our society and the people in it but I feel as though we need to start somewhere. As I say, each person has two ears and one mouth, therefore you should be listening twice as you are talking. I think it is important that we listening to what both women and men have to say about the matter and then work together to make improvements.


  1. I definitely agree. I think students at CNU step up to be leaders through their actions in everyday life partially because of their experiences in the leadership program. We are being educated on how be to good leaders. I have noticed that I apply the techniques I have learned in class to my daily life. However, students not in PLP have many leadership opportunities as well. CNU offers many leadership roles for students to take on around campus. One example is orientation. Setting Sail is planned and directed by students. The orientation directors interview and select the SLAP facilitators and crew leaders. They also completely plan the events with little to no help from the CNU staff. The directors are real life leaders and they take on much responsibility. I know when I saw these directors in action it inspired me to become a leader around campus. Another example of someone stepping to up to be a leader is through the facebook group CNU compliments. The person behind this is taking a leadership role by simply making students feel good about themselves and I think that without a doubt this has made our community closer. When you see that you have recieved a compliment you are automatically put in a good mood. This person has created their own unique way of being a leader while bringing us closer as a student body.

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