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Can the Harvard Business Review Be Wrong?

Steal Women Superstars but Not Men

So says Bob Sutton’s blog quoting material from Professor Boris Gryosberg’s recent study in the HBR.

Some highlights:

“According to Groysberg, talented women who switch firms maintain their stardom, and their new employer’s share price holds steady. Groysberg provides two explanations for this discrepancy:

• Unlike men, high-performing women build their success on portable, external relationships—with clients and other outside contacts.

• Women considering job changes weigh more factors then men do, especially cultural fit, values, and managerial style.

These strategies enable women to transition more successfully to new companies. And that has crucial implications for all professionals. By understanding successful women’s career strategies, women and men can strengthen their ability to shine in any setting.”

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