My work inspires me every day. I have the privilege of working with women who want to discover and cultivate their own authentic leadership style so that they can enhance their power to help more people and make a bigger impact in their work.
As women, we tend to have a different but equally valuable set of qualities that we bring to leadership compared to men. And as individuals, we undoubtedly have a unique set of experiences and strengths to contribute.
I want you to know:
- leadership does not come in a one size fits all package
- leaders are not simply ‘born’
- and achieving a certain rank certainly does not guarantee leadership.
Leadership is a choice. You can choose to become a leader and you can do it by being uniquely you.
It can take time to cultivate your authentic leadership style. In the busy rush of our day to day lives, in a world that can feel like it’s trying to get you to be something else, it can be difficult to connect to the truest part of ourselves.
But as Warren Buffett said, “Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away from you.”
Choosing to be a leader is one of the most powerful decisions you can make not only for yourself but for every person whose life you touch. There never was in the history of the world a person with your exact set of talents, experiences and passions, and there never will be again.
You have a unique gift to offer the world.
So give yourself permission to discover your leadership style. Then practice it every day and make your impact.