MacGillivray co-authors leadership paper

MacGillivray co-authors leadership paper

Associate faculty member Alice MacGillivray, PhD and Anne Litwin, PhD just published a conceptual paper titled "Are We There Yet? Are Perceptions of Results Shaped by Gender?"

The paper begins:

"1.1 The Catalyst

In August 2015, about 25 of us gathered at Simon Fraser University for a working session on leadership. Leadership is about change and implicitly about results. After a group activity, a [male] participant challenged us by saying that no one had mentioned results, and that for clients, leadership work was all about results. A few of us reminded him of results we had shared, but these did not satisfy his un-explored criteria for what constitutes a result. Some participants explored different views of results for this journal issue; Anne Litwin and I wondered whether gendered perspectives were at play. If masculine and feminine perceptions of results differ, that would have implications for effective leadership."

Both Alice and Anne have worked with the intersections of gender and leadership. Anne has recently published a book: New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together.

The paper has been published in the journal: “Challenging Organisations and Society: Reflective hybrids.” The journal encourages authors to blend theory and practice: familiar territory for RRU. This is a journal worth considering for your interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and applied research. According to the journal home page, it is "the first journal to be dedicated to the rapidly growing requirements of reflective hybrids in our complex organizations and society of the 21st century.” The paper is posted on Alice MacGillivray's page