It's an exciting time for the business world as more and more women are taking on leadership roles, but do women actually make better bosses than men?

Yes, as a matter of fact, women do make better bosses than their male counterparts. A Gallup study, called State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders delved deep into researching this subject and found, found that 33 percent of employees feel more engaged and enthusiastic at work in situations where a woman is in charge of them, compared to only 25 percent when a man is a boss.

And here's something else to consider: according to Gallup, companies with engaged, enthusiastic workers outperform their competition by 147 percent in earnings. These same companies also have lower employee turnover and absenteeism. That says a lot, doesn't it?

Gallup also found that women are better at encouraging their employees’ development and progress, and women bosses provided more positive, constructive feedback than male bosses do.

It would seem to me that the "boys club" days are slowly fizzling out and I truly hope that studies such as this will encourage more companies to promote more women into management positions. Although we've come leaps and bounds in just a few short years, the bottom line is that only one-third of Americans have a female boss.

[via Gallup]