Could tournament rules be thwarting female lawyers’ efforts to get ahead? U.S. law professors Naomi Cahn, June Carbone and Nancy Levit recently put a gender lens on what goes on behind office doors. The corporate “tournament,” as they call it, “valorizes intense competition” or sharp-elbows syndrome. Angst is up as a result, productivity is down and gender equity never really caught hold in the boardroom. Hyper-competitivism is the new standard in play.
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