Top 5 Secrets Weapons That Make Women Great Leaders
Being surrounded around a hard working, strong-willed, and focused driven woman, (my mom) has given me a jump start and visual on what great leadership looks like. I’m proud to say, leadership is a natural skill passed down from generations. After the death of my dad in June 1987, my mom took control of the family leading as a widow and single mom. She worked 2 jobs, managed the home, handled school affairs, and went to church.
She was a master of multi-tasking. One thing is for certain, had I not seen my mom as a leader of our family, I would not have the skills to lead and influence as a leader today. I am the product of my mother’s leadership. Through my personal experience, I believe the best women leaders are those who are well-rounded and balanced. My mother taught me that leading with a bossy and know-it-all type attitude is not an effective way to lead. It’s about listening, asking questions, empowering, and exceeding the expectations of those around you.
Here are the Top 5 Secrets Weapons That Make Women Great Leaders
Secret #1 They stay Focused. Women in leadership wear may hats, so they avoid typical distractions in order to remain focused. Simple distractions can wait. Focus is the key to clarity and knowing your goals before hand.
Great Women Leaders implement these good traits in order to stay focused:
To be focused requires tackling challenges head on, finding the right approach, and making sure you select the right people to complete a task.
Secret #2 They are Passioniate: I believe women leaders are passionate adventurer of excellence. They're great at spreading passion to others. They are risk takers, motivators, and visionaries. I’ve found being around passionate women is highly contagious as they are typically high-energy leaders and can easily ignite a crowd of people. They are passionate about their mission and very pervasive.
Secret #3 They are Confident. Confidence, you either have it or you don’t, there’s no in-between. Women leaders with confidence are self-aware and surround themselves with people who are smarter than they are. The ability to make tough decisions provides authority, validates confidence, and your ability to influence others.
Secret #4 They are Patient. In a world of technology where demands are high and the pressure to produce speed can often lead to disappointment for many leaders. But, as women leaders we have an advantage in the area of patience due to many roles in our own lives, like being a wife, mom, business leader, or maybe a spiritual leader. Women in leadership roles have paved the way by learning patient and moral behavior. Women leaders exhibit the art of patience. They have mastered skills in patience and exercise tolerance when delays exist. They do not lead making poor decisions, nor do they lead believing everything is “instant” or an “overnight success”. Women in leadership positions should always practice patience.
Secet #5 They have Integrity. Human beings is born with a conscience with the ability to know right from wrong. Choosing right, regardless of the consequences of any situation is the gateway to integrity. Women leaders with integrity are honest and do not try to please others, they’re straight forward and have good character. Women leaders with integrity do not place their own selfish desires above everyone else. These women who lead with integrity are not easily angered; instead learn from it and move forward. They have high standards and uphold ethical and moral values as leaders.