Do I want to become a leader? How can I deal with the implications of my decision? How will my children cope with my absence? Birgitta Fildhaut evaluates the ambivalences of ten women confronted with these and many other leadership decisions. Both the biographical and societal influences on the decision-making processes are carefully analyzed in each example, center of which are three key aspects: caring for self and others, self-worthiness, and power & competition.
These examples and the psychological and societal background knowledge provided in this chapter enable a better understanding of the conscious and unconscious influences on decision-making processes.