Well, although we often say diversity is a great thing, there are times that it can be a challenge. As a woman, you think differently, you make decisions differently, and you communicate differently. All good! But what are the pitfalls?
And as a man who may work with women, what would be good to know? (kinda like the list of “What they didn’t teach you in Harvard Business School.”)
In general, women have been a minority in the workplace, especially in leadership, creating all sorts of mental baggage about capabilities and adequacy.
So this month we discuss helping women feel secure, tapping into natural strengths, and debunking feelings of territorialism and anxiety due to “doing it all.”
Here’s the summary of our 5, and some insight as to how men can embrace the concepts, likely something new to many.
The 5 Rules of Women’s Leadership
- Don’t bury your instincts
- Define what leadership looks like for you
- Support other women
- Give your followers the environment to grow
- Watch your balance
In brief, enhanced awareness about gender differences is critical for both men and women and fair-game for discussing.
Don’t run from it. Embrace it.