This week’s ADVANCE weekly roundup article describes how the failure of a man to demonstrate masculine stereotypes such as self-promotion and self-interest impacts how both men and women rated his workplace competence. These “agreeable” men earn less money in prime earning years and may be overlooked for advancement. Deviating from the stereotype of masculinity can have more serious consequences for ethnic minority men and trans men, whereas Black male executives may benefit from presenting a “softer” image. Overall, rigid gender ideas hurt everyone, including the person and the workplace.
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