Do you have what it takes to be an excellent woman leader? People sometimes get confused about the attributes of a woman leader because women are conditioned from birth to be agreeable and self-effacing, to never put ourselves forward. This is one of the biggest challenges that women face as they rise to leadership roles.
Own what you bring to the table
Many women habitually speak in a way that hides their leadership qualities because they don’t want to seem arrogant. They’ll start sentences with, “I’m sorry, but…”
A powerful woman never apologizes for her point of view. Own what you bring to the table and speak without qualifiers or apologies.
Confidence is key
One of the most crucial leadership skills is the ability to sell people on your ideas, and to do that you must exude confidence. Figure out what your superpower is—the skill that makes you stand out, that thing that makes you uniquely good at what you do—and sell the heck out of it.
An excellent woman leader believes in herself. More importantly, she makes other people believe in her.
Stand your ground
If you want to develop the attributes of a woman leader, you must learn to stand your ground when challenged. Don’t play yourself down when someone questions your ability to lead. That doesn’t mean you have to promote yourself as the end-all and be-all of everything.
A good leader knows how to delegate. She knows what she’s not good at and brings together good people to handle those areas for her.
What are the attributes of strong women leaders?
An excellent woman leader knows the qualities of a leader according to the traditional playbook, but she understands something more. Female leaders bring a distinct perspective that balances out the stereotypically male qualities found in corporate leadership, making for a well-rounded team that is more competitive in the modern workplace.
For more insights into women leadership today, you can watch “All Women Have Female Leadership Characteristics – This Is Why Moms Are Leaders” in our channel today.
At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her image licensing business to Bill Gates in a multimillion dollar deal. Chelette is a nationally known ‘gender decoder’ who has appeared in over 60 radio shows, respected speaker, career coach, consummate creative entrepreneur, and author of Happy Woman Happy World. Beate is also the founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to women leadership and personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private, and digital worlds. Determined to build a community of women supporting each other, she took her life-changing formula documented it all in a book Brian Tracy calls “an amazing handbook for every woman who wants health, happiness, love and success!”
Through her corporate initiative “Why Acting Like a Girl Is Good For Business” she helps companies with gender diversification training, and to develop and retain women.
If you’d like to book Beate as a speaker on New Leadership Balance or Creative Entrepreneurship for your next event please connect with me.