I was inspired by a article I found today relating to ‘Four Ways To Build Better Leadership Skills.
It relates to women in positions of authority, such as business owners, politicians and CEOs etc. It had me thinking about my professional relationships with women in the Metropolitan Police and the home business arena. (and no I am not talking about those types of professional ladies either, you know, ladies of the night.)
I have to say that I have been thoroughly impressed by countless numbers of women, who have had to overcome many more obstacles then most men and come out the other side much stronger and more effective. I can honestly say I have been proud (as he bites his fist, only joking Ladies) to work with some simple superb women.
So here is the original article link that I found very interesting indeed. There are four short entries taken directly from that article shown as quotes in bold.
The article was looking at four particular skills that women bring to the table in business and other areas.
Decisive and Collaborative
“Successful women leaders are willing to make tough decisions.”
Competitive and Team Driven
“Successful female leaders insist on staying competitive in the marketplace by knowing how the organization, as a high functioning team, creates the context for winning.”
Power and Ethics
“Strong women leaders have a sense of their power and authority and are willing to use it.”
Personally I have found that women, for the most part are or can be very powerful and stick to their guns, but at the same time use their position only when it is required. They listen more intently than their male counterparts and they are prepared to use that power when it is needed.
Capability and Curiosity
“Top women leaders combine business acumen, knowledge and expertise with a sense of insatiable curiosity.”