The Women’s March was a real eye opener for many people. The number of people, including the men and children who supported them, who participated around the world demonstrated the power of how women operate. Millions in 700 cities and towns worldwide showed up. In the Bay Area we had well attended Marches in San Francisco, Oakland and the usually benevolent Walnut Creek
Three things were clear:
- Women don’t go solo, they bring their gang along.
- Women don’t dictate, they persuade using logic and emotion.
- Women don’t run from adversity, they embrace it and use it to energize them and activate their “I’ll show them attitude”.
Do they sound like leadership qualities to you? They do to me.
Now, we’re not talking about a take-down or a take-over. We’re talking about how women can take their leadership qualities and help brands become stronger, help people develop faster, and help businesses operate more creatively.
According to a study IBM did with 1600 CEO’s, the three skills companies believe will move their business in the future are…drum roll…collaboration, communication, and creativity. These skills are the heart, gut, and mind of how women operate.
Great leaders have the ability to engage a team
Creating engagement requires leaders to inspire a shared vision, one that they believe in and can represent with their heart, gut, and mind. Defining their team’s roles and responsibilities has to be aligned with how to make that vision a reality. Then giving them a roadmap with how to execute, with the tools and resources they need to be successful, is the key that unlocks their passion to put the ball in the basket. Look at what the Warriors have achieved this season. Yes, there are some superstars on the team, but what is beautiful to watch is the teamwork they demonstrate on the court in every game. I think we can all agree that the women’s march showed the ability of women leaders to inspire a shared vision, and to capture the attention of the nation, if not the world!