The Best of Inc.'s Feature Stories in 2013

Jimmy Crilly
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Between Venus and Mars: 7 Traits of True Leaders

The most effective leaders right now--men and women--are those who embrace traits once considered feminine, including empathy, vulnerability, and humility.

In reporting and writing this feature, Leigh Buchanan says: "I think what surprised--and perhaps disappointed--me most was how tough it was to find examples of famous women CEOs making a strength out of their feminine qualities. Male leaders felt so much more comfortable talking about their soft sides--presumably because they didn't think they had to prove something, and the women did." Read it now.