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Title: A comparative study of the leadership skills of the millennial male and millennial female managerial leaders in the Indian service sector

Authors: Pooja; Pranab Kumar

Addresses: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand, India ' Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, Lalpur, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand, India

Abstract: The millennial generation forms a considerable percentage of the workforce worldwide. Hence, it is important for organisations to understand the values and perspectives that they bring to work. With millennials already in leadership positions in many organisations worldwide and many of them soon going to assume leadership roles, it is crucial to understand their way of leading people. Millennials were born in a time when more and more women started to join workforce. The present study tries to bring out observable differences in the leadership skills of male and female managerial leaders who belong to the Indian service sector. Practical implications related to gender diversity, inclusion and the glass ceiling that women in leadership roles face have also been discussed.

Keywords: millenials; leadership skills; Indian service sector; gender.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2020.10034606

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.41 - 59

Received: 15 Oct 2019
Accepted: 29 Aug 2020

Published online: 05 Mar 2021 *

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