Why the ‘Glass Cliff’ May Not Be Real (and What We Should Focus on Instead)

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The “glass cliff” has been back in the media as of late, with both Forbes and Fast Company recently publishing articles on the subject. This may have been triggered by the appointment of Jane Fraser as the new CEO of Citigroup—a move that led some commentators to express concerns that Fraser was being put on a glass cliff. An obvious allusion to the glass ceiling, the glass cliff, for those unfamiliar, is a theoretical concept holding that when organizations seek to change leadership during times of crisis, women are more likely than men to be appointed to positions of

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