Photo: ThinkstockBy Donna Brazile
We clean up after ourselves. There isn't a leader in the world who hasn't led his or her followers into a proverbial ditch at least once (my greatest screwups are cataloged on Google, if you're interested). But as a rule, women spend more time fixing the problem than pointing fingers.
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We open up the floor. Okay, not all of us-I've had some bad female bosses in my time-but women do a better job of encouraging discussion, and studies show that consulting more stakeholders produces better results. Take the iPad. When it debuted, was there a woman in America who didn't think, sanitary napkin? If Apple had consulted us, I'd be writing this column on an iTablet.
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We know what it's like to be marginalized. In this country, we're still told that work is less valuable if it's done by us. Being treated differently for a trait we can't control helps make us compassionate.
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We can control ourselves. Can you imagine a woman chasing the bellboy around a $3,000-a-night hotel suite in the nude? Please.
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We smell better. A man who often appears on TV with me has breath so foul that I once asked to be paired with someone else. Not to generalize, but I've never had these issues with a woman.
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