Check out...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Quick Women Leadership Guide for India

Stop self pity and guilty
Yes, that’s true. What’s done is done you can’t change it now. Just move on in your life and career and never look back. Stop doing pity, excuses or feeling guilty and never give some women or men a chance to make you feel that way.

Follow Your Passion
Do what you love. Money is not the most important thing in the world. If you follow your passion, do what you love, the money always, always follows

Always Be the Best
No matter what you’re doing—whether it’s making copies or checking page numbers—always do your best work. Always exceed expectations…. If you’re fantastic, it’s hard for people to not notice you. It also minimizes obstacles.

Always Be Nice but not Weak
One should treat people how they want to be treated; you have to understand the person’s motivation [and] agenda…. Be appreciative; thank everybody for what they do, but don’t do it too much or unnecessary which makes you look weak.

Seek help and Network
Seek help from mentors, help from networking organizations, peers, colleagues and when you get to the point [that you can] give it back,” do so. It’s time for you to build your own network.

Continuously Learn, Improve, and Grow
It’s easy to fall into your niche, find something you’re really good at, and keep doing it over and over and over, If you ever want to move beyond that point, you have to stretch yourself. Do something that’s a little bit scary, and after a year it won’t be scary any more.

Take Care of Your People
It’s not just about what you need from them. It’s about actually caring about what’s going on in their lives, what’s going on in their careers. Sometimes that’s in direct conflict with what you need. You, as a leader, need to step back and think about what’s better for the person in question.

Be a Salesperson and negotiate
No matter what job you are doing, everybody is in sales and marketing. You have to sell your ideas, your insight and your strategies. You have to sell yourself and earn credibility and trust of others. Always know what you are doing. Being right isn’t enough, “If you have the best solution, the best idea, it does not matter, if people do not buy into your idea.” Keep negotiating for best idea or solution, whether it’s yours or not.

Finally, Never Stop….Keep walking
There are different phases in your life, where you have to leave the job or slow down for some time but never stop being a leader in whatever situation of life you are in. You are what you are and you can do what you can dare to dream.

With thanks to womankind from a man,

Who Bann Dreaming? Think, Try and DO IT NOW! - Himanshu Kakkar


ET: India most powerful women leaders Reference: INSEAD Research