I am an engineer in the tech field. I'm also a contractor and move from company to company pretty often. As a result I've had several different types of bosses. My worst bosses in my opinion have been females though. Why? I'll tell you.
I've found that female bosses are more about trying to stay on friendly and cordial terms with their peers. As a result, I've found they are easily manipulated by other managers and senior management. They are more reactive in management, and as a result their management style trickles down to their employees. Two of my worst jobs have been when I have had female bosses. In both cases, the female bosses were very compotent, but way to much into micro managing, and they become too forceful on their direct reports when they get tension from other managers.
My male bosses were more assertive, and if there was ever controversy, they used their direct reports to prove the other team was at fault. They also never tried to be on friendly terms with other managers, and as a result other managers never had issues respecting them. They always had a clear goal for the team, and got off that path. In most cases with my male bosses, they expanded the team because they were more efficient.
I don't want to sound sexist, but I've just found female bosses have just had horrible managemet styles. This could just be an issue with my industry as well, as it's heavily male dominated. They be better in other fields and markets though. What has been your experiences