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Needless to say, men and women have their differences - ranging from perceptions of the office dress code to their definitions of success. So it isn't surprising to see differences when it comes to essential leadership qualities (business or political).

New Pew Research Center survey revealed that while there was a general agreement, notable differences were seen in the importance ascribed to some of those qualities.

Zooming in on the business aspect, here are the 12 behaviours and competencies examined arranged according to how similar the views of both genders are.

#1 Be able to work out compromises All adults: 78% Men: 77% Women: 78% Difference between genders: 1 percentage point (pp)

#2 Be honest and ethical All adults: 89% Men: 87% Women: 91% Difference between genders: 4pp

#3 Create a safe and respectful workplace All adults: 89% Men: 86% Women: 91% Difference between genders: 5pp

#4 Work well under pressure All adults: 72% Men: 69% Women: 76% Difference between genders: 7pp

#5 Provide guidance or mentorship to young employees All adults: 65% Men: 61% Women: 69% Difference between genders: 8pp

#6 Be willing to take risks All adults: 42% Men: 47% Women: 38% Difference between genders: 9pp

#7 Negotiate profitable deals All adults: 68% Men: 73% Women: 63% Difference between genders: 10pp

#8 Value people from different backgrounds All adults: 68% Men: 62% Women: 72% Difference between genders: 10pp

#9 Be compassionate and empathetic All adults: 58% Men: 53% Women: 63% Difference between genders: 10pp

#10 Stand up for what they believe in All adults: 67% Men: 60% Women: 73% Difference between genders: 13pp

#11 Provide fair pay and good benefits All adults: 84% Men: 77% Women: 91% Difference between genders: 14pp

#12 Consider impact of business decisions on society All adults: 65% Men: 58% Women: 72% Difference between genders: 14pp

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