Women bosses come out on top in the annual Index of Leadership Trust survey, with workers saying they find female leaders both more competent and more empathetic than their male counterparts. The effect is likely due in part to the tough economic climate, writes Emma De Vita. "When times are tough, it helps to at least know that your chief executive understands your predicament, even if he or she can't do much about it," she writes.

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