I believe Yanis Varoufakis represents the grounded, value-based intellectual of a leader who has what it takes to survive the relentless demands for transparency in today's environment of global connectivity.
Being seen as "soft" is not good neither for a man nor for women in corporations or politics. There is clearly a cultural fear of "softness." And do you know what? I think it is a fear well-founded! Because softness achieves so much more, in an unbeatable way.
If we continue to only look overwhelmingly to male leaders who refuse to embrace the nurturing instincts that are symbolized by the feminine then we will miss the opportunity for a better future for our children.