The values and attributes of a leader who can succeed in the modern world are different from the leadership qualities that were admired thirty years ago. The old-fashioned type of leadership tended to be authoritarian. It was based around telling your subordinates what to do, not in listening to them. The leader was top of the totem pole (and was almost always a man), and what he said went.
The Modern Day Leader
Even now, many people think of leadership characteristics as stereotypically male. They believe a leader is someone who imposes his or her views on other people. It’s all about power, command, and control.
With the advances women have made in the business world, a new type of leader has come to the forefront—a leader with “feminine” qualities such as inclusiveness, empathy, and compassion.
The values and attributes of a leader who can take the helm in today’s world must be a combination of these two extremes. To gain more knowledge and understanding about this topic, watch this video below.
Values and Attributes of the Modern Day Leader
There is one quality all great leaders must have, and that is the ability to think objectively about the needs of their organization. They can see all sides of the issue and take proper action. One of the most important attributes leaders possess is the ability to see the trend in the market, then take that information and do something constructive with it. They can look beyond their biases and preconceptions to see the truth.
The fact is, gender diversity is good for business. If you want to increase your ROI on invested capital by up to 66%, get at least one (but preferably three or more) women on your board of directors.
If you want to know how to be a great leader, stop seeing the values and attributes of a leader as a collection of character traits. It’s not who you are that makes you a great leader. It’s what you DO.
Beate Chelette is the Founder of The Women’s Code and serves as the Programming Chair for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
Beate’s supports organizations two-fold. Beate provides leadership development programs for organizations that want to implement the ROI of Balanced Leadership through The Women’s Code, her signature system that educates leaders and helps companies achieve gender equality. The Women’s Code creates and implements programs that improve organizational culture, foster productive work environments and help companies improve their people ROI.
As The Growth Architect she creates outreach and sponsorship programs through customized Entrepreneur skills training following the 5 Star Success Blueprint that shows step-by-step how to grow, build and scale businesses.
Beate is a respected speaker and mentor and is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome”, a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”
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