Sunday, April 02, 2006

Email: Strategic vs. authentic [AS]

Businesswomen often display "masculine" traits, just as artistic men often exhibit "feminine" traits. If I were to express the polarity in a pair of words, I'd say it's strategic vs. authentic, expedient vs. sincere, analytical vs. intuitive (true to the situation vs. true to the self). Yes, every person is unique, and we don't want to prejudge any person or group, but any group can be counted to find that a majority shares one trait or another. It's not saying any one trait is better than another, but it is what I call "paying attention to what is really going on."

While paying attention is usually about one's priorities, it's also about one's abilities -- and one's circumstances.


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