The world has become more and more accepting of women, especially in workforces. Albeit there are more things to improve on and be open with, suffice to say we’ve come a long way.
If you’re a woman in a testosterone-dominated field or workplace, there’s no need to keep your head down and zip your mouth. Instead, we encourage you to do the opposite—chin up and speak up. We’re no longer in 1920s; these days, more and more women are rising, making a change and leaving their marks.
No worries, we’re here to guide you every step of your “standing up” advocacy, women are equally as great leaders as men are. Here are six of the common qualities successful women and girl bosses share:
Optimism. Having a positive outlook in life despite failures and setbacks, is a power recipe to achieving success. Not letting any negativity be a hindrance to move forward and welcoming everything with open arms and optimism is what drives a person to keep motivated.
Don’t let any negativity get under your skin. It does nothing but kill your ambitions and goals; decrease your confidence, and tear down your hopes and potential. If you’re surrounded by pessimistic and toxic people, step away from them and keep yourself close to those who bring out the best in you, believes in you and supports you no matter what.
Integrity. As what mentioned earlier, a person with integrity takes full responsibility of any mishaps done by them and do not blame the wrongdoing to others. Similarly, they don’t take full credit of any success projects, they give credit to their team since they worked as a team.
Risk-taker. A leader shouldn’t be afraid of taking risks. Women have strong instincts and guts, whenever they feel like they should do this instead of that, they aren’t scared to risk it and put their best foot forward.
Given that, they’re also not afraid of making mistakes and they take full responsibility for their wrong moves. After all, there will always be risks to take, fears to vanquish, and failures to overcome. Another thing, don’t be afraid to speak your mind. Why is it a risk? Because men often look down on women who steps up and voices their opinions. Yes, you’ll feel underestimated and intimidated but don’t let it stop you from putting yourself out there. Be confident and make smart moves.
Empathetic. Women are naturally empathetic, compassionate, and genuinely kind-hearted. These are traits other leaders usually lack and fail to offer since for some of them, leaders are apathetic.
The ability to listen to others and put yourself in their shoes is a step to making a difference in others’ lives. Offering them comfort, understanding others’ weaknesses and strengths, and having an open mind as what to others have to say is what makes a great leader.
Great teacher. Successful people and great leaders also serve as outstanding teachers. Emphasizing on women leaders, these women have a goal to empower one another. Women always have each other’s backs no matter the circumstance.
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