This post is not about why you should focus on how to manage women better. OK, maybe just one sentence on that: Whether you are a first time manager or a seasoned executive, you can make a major contribution to your company and your career by managing women better. There is a lot of data on why that is true. There is less info on how to do it.
Outrage Deflector: Yes, we are all individuals. And..yes, many of these ideas apply to men as well. And… no, not all apply to all women. All that being said, there are patterns that apply to women disproportionally. and bosses who learn them and manage accordingly reap huge benefits. Notice I did not say “men who learn them”; women don’t magically think of this stuff either!