Are gay people better leaders than straight men/women?

Philippines
April 26, 2012 3:49pm CST
They say gays are the best of both worlds. They can have the strength of a man, and love like a woman. We also see their talent in arts and entertainment, unmatched by that of the other genders. However, would you say they make good leaders, too? In the corporate world, for example, would gay people be able to penetrate higher management positions easily? I have not met or known any gay guy in charge of a big leadership and management responsibility, so far (unless its their own companies or business).
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@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
26 Apr 12
gender is becoming equal in so many aspects. with gay people, they can perform at par with the rest of the gendered world if they are given opportunity to do so. they may be as good as anyone else. however, the general population still holds reservation in the capability of the gays and lesbians. i think they need to overcome this discrimination before they can occupy high position.
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
According to some of my friends who are at higher mgmt ranks, they hesitate to get gay people for higher positions because they are too emotional. When faced with problems, especially with love life, they tend to break easily and work is affected.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
27 Apr 12
I think all different groups of types of people have all range of characters - 'good' and 'bad' - and all range of talents and interests.. I can see how being of a group may have a tendency toward one talent or another however.. also as to a and b personalities?
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
I don't think so, for they can be the most fickle also. A leader has to be tough inside and out.
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
It depends on the institution or the company. My mom works with three gay people on her current employer and it's not an issue. She even teases them that she's the only straight among the people in the top tier management. But that is for an institution who places more thought on skills and achievements rather than impressions or assumptions. The institution my mom worked for doesn't care as long as eh people deliver. But there are companies who have preferences aside form skills and talent. personally, I don't care whether the person I am working for and with are gay. if you can deliver the goods and keep things professional, I have no qualms about them. Being gay is their issue, not mine.
@rekhum (2435)
• India
26 Apr 12
I have came across gay people in top management. Vice president/Senior vice president/ manager of a firm and stuff. But in politics i do not know of any gay leaders. They may exist but who are officially not out of their closet. I guess in fashion industry and/or any creative industry they fare pretty well.