Recognize Their Strength
The concept of realizing one’s potential is important for any individual to excel in their respective field of interest. A successful woman focuses on this aspect in-and-out. There have been studies that reflect that a female entrepreneur who succeeds in her business ventures is the one who understands her strengths and works on them to create a niche market for her business. The inward journey and self-realization is important to establish and own a business that reaps rich dividends for you.
Face Difficult Challenges Head On
Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Being faced with challenges in business or life is inevitable! The ability to deal with them is what defines a leader. A leader will react to difficult challenges with focus, resolve, and execution. Women in leadership embrace challenges knowing that greater fulfillment, success and growth is obtained when you can adapt to any situation.
Make a Positive Difference… Pay It Forward!
“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.” Arab Proverb
Paying it Forward Pays Back is based on a single principle, if you do a good deed for someone, do it without personal gain. Women in leadership believe in the concept of ‘Pay it Forward’. They have a tremendous desire to give back to others. It is an essential element of being an outstanding leader.
Natalie MacNeil, Media Producer & Consultant and award winning blogger practices what she preaches. She spends considerable amount of time volunteering with the not-for-profit that she co-founded as well as many other organizations. MacNeil says, “Success is being able to make a living doing what I love and inspiring others to do the same. I measure success in how many people I can reach and inspire”.
In conclusion, with leadership comes responsibility. It is important to find a striking balance as well as continually improve upon your leadership skills. What do you think of these five characteristics? What does it take to be a great leader?