Big Think Quiz: Who Is Your Female Power Model?
Do you acquire power and exercise control with assertive authority like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—or do you lead with sociable consensus like media queen Oprah Winfrey? Take this Big Think quiz to find which well-known female leader your style is most like.
As female leaders have reached the highest echelons of government and business, it's become apparent that they exercise their authority differently than men do.
Research by Alice Eagly, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, has identified discrete power styles—such as transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire—that are specific to women. She also has found that personal power can be identified by the degree to which it’s directed and autocratic or inclusive and democratic.
We've used this data and our knowledge of the public personae of several prominent female leaders to create Big Think's Female Power Model quiz. Leaders all use power in a variety of ways—adapting to each specific situation—yet many favor a single power style and can become known for that style. So do you exercise your authority like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or like Vogue editrix Anna Wintour? Take the quiz and find out.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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