SmartBrief explains how workplace ambition is double-edged towards men and women.
Ambition is what sparks individuals to achieve. It propels them forward because it is what makes them want to change the status quo. Ambition is positive for all business leaders unless you are a woman.
The recent interest in which woman Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, would pick for his running mate has cast a light on the double standard women face. Those candidates who have been open about their interest and a future presidential election have been criticized as being too ambitious. By contrast, male politicians receive relatively little criticism for seeking higher office.