In choosing a great leader, gender shouldn't be a factor because anyone can be a great leader. Leadership ability should depend on their individual strengths and personality traits.
However, in many cases, women aren't encouraged to take on leadership roles as often as the men. Perhaps, if they are often encouraged and given chance, they have some special virtues to help them in fulfilling their task.
Women are just as qualified as men are to lead, so why is it that when there is a leadership post to fill, men are mostly sought after? Maybe women should be given the chance too. I'm not trying to say women are not in leadership post at all, some women find themselves in leadership post and they are doing great.
These are 17 reasons that prove that women would make a great leader in any field of leadership they find themselves.
1. They value work-life balance
“women are great leaders because we are able to balance professional and personal leadership skill”-Amy Killoran.
2. They are empathetic
“most women are naturally empathetic and value relationships. This enables them to have a strong understanding of what drives and motivate people”-Anna Crowe
3. They make great listeners
“women make great leaders because we take the time to listen instead of reacting right away. We appreciate people and their viewpoints”-Jo Hausman.
4. They are nurturing
“women are naturally nurturing, which in the best scenarios can translate to helping those around you succeed”-Marilyn Heywood Paige.
5. They focus on teamwork
“I've observed women make bold and wise decision as leaders while relying on others to be part of their team”-Katherine M. Nohr.
6. They are good at multitasking
“women make great leaders as we are natural multitaskers. The ability to decisively and quickly respond to simultaneous and different task”- Carolann Tutera.
7. They're motivated by challenges
“we are problem solvers motivated by obstacles”-Jackie Zlatanovski.
8. They are strong communicators
“communication is said to be among a woman's strongest skill and female leaders know how to use it”-Tina Bacon Defrece.
9. They dream big
“women make great leaders because they have an innate ability to dream big”-Angela Dejene.
10. They handle crisis situation well
“many women, especially moms are trained caretakers and know how to deal with crisis situation at home with compassion and patience. These attributes become very relevant when a women leader is dealing with crisis”-Huma Grauz.
11. They can wear many hats
“they often balance careers, households and even aging parents, among other things. Women pivot, adjust and focus on solutions-Gretchen Halpin.
12. They lead by example
“women lead by example”-Harriet Taub.
13. They have high emotional intelligence
“I believe this is something that comes more naturally to women than men”-Lakshmi Raj.
14. They're flexible
“women make great leaders. Because we are flexible, and agile”-Danita Harris.
15. They make their jobs look easy
“I believe women make phenomenal leaders because they are experts at making the impossible seem possible”-Jody Clower.
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