Be A Leader: Career Girls Empowerment LessonOn October 19, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Tips to being a good leader and to leading a successful team is being able to look at the individuals that are on your team. to look at their strengths and their weaknesses and what they bring to the table I think of leadership as service. Leadership really means that I’m going to have a team and I’m going to make this team successful. How do I bring out the best? How do I get the best out of everybody that’s around me? It’s important that you learn how to inspire people and get people on board with your mission because it’s one thing to manage someone: to supervise them, be in charge of their review and employment but it’s another thing to inspire someone to get on board with what you’re trying to accomplish. If you can’t speak effectively you’re not going to be a leader, so having conversations sharing your opinion, showing that you can incorporate the ideas of others is really important. Being a team leader requires taking a lot of feedback from a lot of different directions and setting the team up to still meet a goal. Building a team full of experts and people who are smarter than you is really important and listening to them but then not being afraid to speak up and take control of situations. You have to think of yourself as a woman leader, as a female leader and how you’re going to react to certain situations so you can plan for how you want to lead and the leadership example you want to set and get a good mentor because you should always have mentors and advocates. As people say, get comfortable in your own skin. There’s a lot of literature about what makes a good leader and the one thing that stands out is authenticity. That sense of knowing who you are and being comfortable with it.