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New Study: Top Women Managers May Be Tougher Than Men

The cliché tells us that women forge a more sensitive and socially responsible working environment. A new study has proven that the opposite is the case.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer
Inga Michler

FRANKFURT — A new global study has found that the idea of a "feminine" corporate management style is a myth.

The global survey has found that the managerial approach within companies becomes more target-focused and tougher as more women reach senior executive positions. According to the study, overseen by the Frankfurt office of the international personnel consultant agency Russell Reynolds Associates, there is a significant drop in emphasis on sociable relationships within a gender-mixed senior managerial team.

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The Trauma Of War, A Poisoned Guide For Parenting

As a psychoanalyst, Wolfgang Schmidbauer has researched the psychological effects of war on children — and in the process, also examined his own post-War childhood in Germany. In this article, he warns that parents tend to use their experiences of suffering as a method of education, with serious consequences.

Parents traumatized by war make their own experiences of suffering a core principle of education.

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As a young married civilian, British poet Robert Graves describes his mental state after World War I. "Shells used to come bursting on my bed at midnight, even though Nancy shared it with me," he wrote in Goodbye to All That, his wartime biography. "Strangers in daytime would assume the faces of friends who had been killed."

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