On-Demand
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

We have all heard the B-word at some point in our life, most recently through the very popular Ban Bossy campaign founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. The campaign states that “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy'” (banbossy.com). The media response to the campaign has been impressive and controversial—with much debate over whether being is bossy good or bad, and whether it really holds women back. A team of researchers at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) set out to answer these questions. Using data from real leaders, their research shows how these playground stereotypes transform when people enter the workforce and shed light on whether women—and men—leaders get penalized for being bossy.

This new webinar from CCL shares some of their research on this topic and provides insights about the word bossy and bossy behaviors in the workplace.

In this session you will learn:

  • The six key indicators of bossiness in the workplace
  • What gender has to do with the word bossy, and how it affects men and women differently.
  • The consequences of being bossy in the workplace.
  • Strategies for dealing with bossy coworkers and bosses
  • Strategies to keep people from thinking you are bossy in the workplace

Who should attend?

The audience for this webinar includes managers, leaders and individuals who are interested in learning more about the effects of gender and bossiness in the workplace, and those who would like to learn how to avoid being seen as bossy or getting bulldozed by bossy people.

About The Presenter

Dr. Cathleen Clerkin is a research faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. Her research interests include gender and diversity, creativity and innovation, and applied social cognitive neuroscience and leadership. Some of Dr. Clerkin's recent research includes perceptions of non-traditional leaders, holistic leadership development, innovation among women working in male-dominated fields, and the link between national identification and creativity. Dr. Clerkin has won multiple awards and honors for her research, including recognition from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Her research has also been featured at numerous conferences around the world. Dr. Clerkin holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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