FIVE LEADERSHIP TIPS TO LEARN FROM WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN
It is widely known that women are twice more productive, creative and organized employers or employee. One certain fact is that some of the best and most powerful world leaders are women.
Below are tips we can learn from some of the world’s influential women about leadership.
Real leadership is about service: Oby Ezekwesili is a chartered account and co-founder of Transparency International. She served as Federal Minister of Solid Minerals then as Federal Minister of Education during Obasanjo’s government. She is also a strong advocate for the ‘BringBackOurGirls’ campaign.
For her, leadership is a serious business and a leader must have the capacity to SELF-REGULATE those basic needy nature of Humans for “protection” and “adulation”.
Live your core values: Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. To her ‘core values’ as a leadership tip helps to put your employees in check. They help define what an unacceptable behaviour is among your employees and within the organisation.
Don’t be afraid to fail: For the former First Lady of the United States, the fear of our own failure is what keeps most of us back. Most of the time we think we have to be perfect, that if we make even the tiniest mistake, it’s a catastrophe not knowing that only way to succeed in life is by failing and failing well.
Take care in selecting the people you surround yourself with: The Vice President of global marketing solutions at Facebook says aspiring female executives should surround themselves with people they can count on, while simultaneously being someone who others can rely on. To her, this helps problem-solving easier and decision-making faster.
Be a deep listener: Katie Rae is the managing director of TechStars Boston and Founder of Project 11. In 2013, she was named one of the most creative people by Fast Company. According to Katie who is an investor, deep listening is key to helping you understand what is going on. It also helps one to lead with true confidence knowing that you understand the people around you.
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