The post really is more about women, and how this applies more to them, but it really applies more to a certain personality type or default behavior.
Yes, as with most things, I somehow managed to make this about me. :)
The reality is that people like their leaders confident, and their arguments simple. On an average, men are more confident and see things more in black and white (i.e. simpler), and this sits well with others when they look for leadership or need to be convinced.
I identified a few simple things I could do differently to make things move faster. Eliminate unnecessary word in emails: I use "I think"/"I believe"/"I suspect"/"One way to look at this" a lot. Its not because I'm waffling on arguments I'm …