Why Nice Guys Finish Last

New organizational behavior research out of Northwestern and Carnegie Mellon reveals that "taking care of others in your group and even taking care of outsiders may reduce a nice guy's chance of becoming a leader." Context, it turns out, matters: "Nice guys don't make it to the top when their group needs a dominant leader to lead them at a time of conflict."

So what does this mean for women leaders? Like all leaders, one style won't work all the time.