A qualitative study of senior executive service members within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and their perceived concerns about the barriers that may impede the progress of women’s promotional opportunities into senior leadership positions was conducted. The current study examined participants’ responses for common themes and patterns. The six leadership specific themes that emerged were: (a) women not taking advantage of opportunities available, (b) professional knowledge, skills, and abilities, (c) recruitment and retention of women, (d) gender versus leadership style and leadership attributes, (e) communication and interpersonal skills, and (f) mentorship. The research is important to senior leaders, as diversity brings a variety of perspectives and worldviews to the organization. These worldviews from a diverse group of men and women may provide new ideas and added value to the organization.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 71/12, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Management, Public administration, Labor relations, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Department of Homeland Security, Glass ceiling, Leadership, Senior executive service, Women executives|
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