As a leader of your organisation, YOU are the one people look up to everyday. YOU are the person that other people see, and YOU are who you are. How do you as a leader use this to your advantage?
Passing out orders to other people is as easy as distributing business cards. But true leaders know how to lead themselves. A woman emerges a prudent leader when she becomes a working constituent of the overall setup of a business. It is important that a leader possesses the ability to self-motivate themselves while motivating others.
Women are more adept in managing crisis, they are more conservative in matters involving money and they have time and again proved to be the best in managing clients and inter team relationships.
These qualities that a woman leader inherently possesses, help in accelerating the growth of corporate strategies.
Women As Leaders In Business
While management is about perfecting existing things, leadership changes the way things or people work, bringing an overall improvement in the performance of any business.
You as a leader can inspire your peers to do things they think are impossible, help them resolve indecision or conflicts, work to solve problems and assist them develop a sense of emotional literacy.
Organisations around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential of women in terms of their skill sets, experience and composition.
With their abilities to avert risk and focus on long term matters, women leaders in the field of business are expected to bring about better growth that is more result oriented than being process driven. This was what the result of a study, focused on the emergence of women business leaders revealed.
Developing Leadership Qualities
- Establish an unfeigned sense of commitment
To be a true leader, our sense of commitment should be much deeper than our company slogans written on boards. Establish a plan to achieve success and develop the ability to measure it.
- Lead yourself
To be a true example to others, it is important to develop the ability to focus and motivate yourself, as you motivate them.
- Be receptive
In business, sticking on to principles or decisions that gave success in the past is an age old practice and it can still be applied today. However, a genuine leader is also open to new ideas and recognizes that there are better ways to do things.
- Keep learning
Leadership skills do not grow out of any sudden epiphany. Though we might come up with great ideas, being a genuine leader also means ever-learning. Reading books, attending seminars and a casual chat with colleagues on their views on different matters, can help us define and appreciate success in a better way.
- Do not be unnecessarily restrictive
If you are a leader, then it is most probable that you already have a good workforce under you. Some leaders often unwittingly lay down a system of rules that are unnecessary and restrictive. Cutting on monarchic practices will help you influence the people whom you work with, in a genuine way.