While choosing for a particular issue to discussed the different leadership styles of men and women; I decided to research on both the military and the global business. There are increasing numbers of women in the military as well as increasing numbers of women around the global business. My goal in this paper is to explain the different leadership styles of men and women in two different aspects and what has it done to our society. In this paper, first I will discuss how the biological and cultural established the gender roles. Second, I will differentiate the opportunities of men and women in the military. Lastly, I will discuss how men and women do business in the Middle East, Latin Americans, Asians, Europeans, Africans, and North Americans. .
Biologically speaking, testosterone found in males makes them more aggressive and "men have greater size and strength, a greater capacity for short-term energy" which makes them "rises in response to competition and threat" (Egendorf 18 & 29). Egendorf added that men and women have different brains- constructed differently, resulting in important differences in perceptions, emotional expression, priorities, and behavior (32). Culturally, girls and boys are raised differently. For boys, from a young age they are taught to be strong and not to cry; whereas; girls are taught to be nice and caring for others. In addition, other cultures take male offspring important than female offspring. Although "biological differences play a part in forming gender roles, those differences are amplified by cultural influences" (comp. Egendorf/Blum 25). .
Throughout the history of military and war, men are always in the front line. Now, women in the military have tackled the military life too. In a research study by Martha J.M. Kelly, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she focuses on how men and women in leadership positions differ in the military- a male dominated environment.