Most of the work that had been done over the years was carried out with men and male leaders. However, times have changed, and more women - but not nearly enough - are being given the opportunity to lead in business, academia, and a variety of other professional pursuits. Although leaders may possess certain skills or characteristics that set them apart from other group members, they cannot be too di erent from their counterparts. A leader who was an extremist would undoubtedly be given less social support. Leaders must be sensitive to the demands of their followers as situations and circumstances vary. They must be aware of the responsiveness of their followers - their needs, expectations, and perceptions. Women by far make better leaders. Men allow their egos to dominate- women are much better bosses to work for. They are good listeners. They are democratic. They are more mentoring.