GAY MALE BOSSES GET MORE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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SHOW DATE: JANUARY 22, 2014

The facts are in: gay male bosses produce 35 to 60 percent higher levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and morale than straight bosses.

In his book The G Quotient: Why Gay Executives Are Excelling as Leaders . . . and What Every Manager Needs to Know, USC business-school professor Kirk Snyder argues that gay bosses employ a style of personalized attention that allows high-maintenance gen Xers and Yers to maximize their performance.

Snyder says, “Gay executives tend to look at how each individual brings unique abilities, and they see their job as figuring out how best to take advantage of those skills.”

Why? It stems from their maturation period: key leadership skills like emotional intelligence and flexibility are learned early on by navigating tough social situations like high school and family circles.