Male-Female Communication Differences

I am always interested in this issue of gender issues. There can be some tendency to make inaccurate and inappropriate generalizations based on gender. On the other hand, there is certainy enough research that continues to suggest there are differences. And just about every leader I talk to, both women and men, always have anecdotes about problems in communication with the other gender.

If we realize two things:

(1)  That there will always be many exceptions to these "general statements"
(2)  And that personality difference is an important part of what creates these exceptions...

then such studies can be helpful. They give us some ball park mindsets to help us navigate the difference.

Here is the link to a recent FAST COMPANY article on some gender differences in communication.
Are We Speaking a Different Language? Men and Women's Communication Blindspots

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International