Q&A

ASK about the dangers of the glass cliff

ASK about the dangers of the glass cliff

As women break through the glass ceiling to take on leadership positions, how can they be sure a glass cliff to their downfall doesn’t await them? ASK expert Professor Michelle Ryan now.

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Why are women chosen for leadership roles in businesses in trouble?
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What stereotypes about men and women are contributing to this trend of the glass cliff?
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Are you an advocate of gender quotas in the workplace?
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Are women more likely to apply for senior positions at companies in trouble, and if so, why?
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Do flexible work initiatives (e.g., part-time/casual, WFM, job share) exacerbate challenges associated with glass cliffs?
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How can candidates identify risky leadership positions throughout the hiring process?
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Is it possible for leadership positions to be purely competency-based? If all biases were set aside, what would the world look like?
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Should women only accept leadership positions in successful companies?
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If a woman is offered an executive position but concludes that the inherent risk is too high, is it wiser to decline?
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