Leadership refers to the capability of an individual to guide, influence, inspire a group of individuals to attain a specific set of objectives.
‘Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good’. – Joanne Ciulla (Author)
6 LEADERSHIP SKILLS OF BOSS WOMAN – 2021
Tenacity is perseverance; You have an idea, you believe in that idea.
You are determined to thrive with that idea.
You pursue it with fortitude and succeed.
Upasana Taku – Co-founder of Mobikwik
In an interview, she states “Tenacity is key. When you start something new, the ecosystem doesn’t accept you easily, people say no.
It took us 10 months to get the first bank onboard for wallet loading, while the second one happened in 15 days. It took us 3-4 months to get our first few top merchants in 2014. Within 3-4 months we closed eBay, Domino’s, and other large merchants. All because I held on tight.”
2. COMMITMENT and PASSION
Show your Passion and commitment towards your business, work process;
It fuels you to push more and achieve your goal.
Divya co-founder – Byju’s.
“There were two things Byju’s made people understand: nothing is as complicated as you think it is, and you are much better than you think you are. This confidence brought the eight of us closer and passionate about one goal and that’s also the reason why the bunch of us who got together right, in the beginning, are still at Byju’s tied to this passion for education”
Innovation is creating something new, An Idea, product, or process.
Innovation must be continuous which will inspire your employees or subordinates to be creative and unique.
Lorie Greiner, inventor, and entrepreneur, became a millionaire through her one innovative idea;
she did not stop there but kept innovating, finding innovative ideas.
At present, she has more than 120 patents and 700 products.
She attributes her success to her creativity and market research.
Communication is not just being proficient in one language. You have to articulate your ideas, information, decisions in a precise approach.
As BOSS WOMAN, you have to communicate your ideas that can be easily comprehended by your subordinates.
Your words matter, expressing them effectively will give you greater results.
5. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Emotional Intelligence refers to be in control of one’s emotions; It is self-awareness, self-regulation, which in turn helps to understand others’ feelings.
Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Television personality.
Her Emotional Intelligence, is her important leadership trait. Her interpersonal and listening skills, empathy towards others have inspired, motivated millions across the world; Enabled to build her business empire.
6. DECISION MAKING AND STRATEGY PLANNING
Indra Nooyi was born in the year 1955, in Chennai, India. She is well known as former CEO and chairman of Pepsi co; now on the Board of Directors at Amazon.
She is consistently ranked among the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Her leadership style serves as an inspiration to many women around the globe.
Indra Nooyi took some bold decisions unconventional for a beverage company when she took over as CEO of Pepsi co.
Her strategy was to take the healthy route as she understood that the consumer market is shifting towards a healthier lifestyle. Pepsi co acquired Quaker oats, naked juice; introduced products like diet Pepsi.
She created 3 product lines focusing on health marking as a key strategy and proved successful for Pepsi co.
When doubted, she stood by her decisions and strategies and succeeded.
Women entrepreneurs/ Managers/Leaders are thriving in this era, paving their own path.
BE INSPIRED AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO SUCEED.