Ladies – 3 Top Leadership Challenges to Overcome in 2014

December 16, 2013, by , Posted in Best Practices,Leadership,RICH Tips, 0 Comment

Prominent research proves, companies and women who invest in leadership growth benefit significantly at the office, and I will add, at home:

  •          Businesses with more women in leadership reported up to 69% higher financial results than those with fewer women leaders.  Pepperdine University
  •          Companies with the highest representation of women in top management achieved a 35% higher return on investment (ROI) and 34% higher total return to   shareholders, according to a study done by Catalyst
  •          MIT research found, the most effective and collaborative teams have a greater proportion of women members.

That said, most executive women also struggle with:

  1. Understanding their real value and contribution to the business and their life
  2. Executing on clearly defined business and personal goals
  3. Establishing a high value team and network.

LEADERtips to overcome these 3 challenges:

  1. Understand their real value and contribution – Unfortunately now-a-days, the world seems to focus on the failures, missteps and even destruction of individuals versus their successes, achievements and growth. Therefore it is up to YOU as both a leader and woman to ‘honor your riches’ and be proud of them. Being proud does not mean you are boasting. You are simply acknowledging them.

LEADERtip – write out your 2013 achievements, awards, new skills gained, and other successes you accomplished. Relish in those accomplishments and use them as momentum going into  2014

2. Executing on clearly defined business and personal goals – Only 3% of individuals actually define, document and execute on their personal and professional goals, and yet, when they do they achieve increases upwards of 250% in productivity,  they realized double digit revenue and profit growth… and self awareness they consider to be ‘priceless’.

                LEADERtip – Here are three simple steps, I discovered WILL create immediate impact on integrating your business, career and life right now:

  1. Write out the personal and business goals you want to achieve over the next 30 days.
  2. Take those 30 day goals and break them down to weekly goals.
  3. Make a list of all of the things you need to do to achieve those weekly goals…
  4. Each morning, use that list to pick 3 of the top priority tasks to complete… Now, go and execute
  5. You know the saying, “It is not what you know, it is who you know!”…. it is never so true in today’s economy where individuals, customers, partners, employers, employees and others want to do business with people they know, like and trust.

3. Establishing a high value team and network – You know the saying, “It is not what you know, it is who you know!”…. it is never so true in today’s economy where individuals, customers, partners, employers, employees and others want to do business with people they know, like and trust.

        LEADERtip – Define 2014 goals that will enhance and grow your network and team, i.e. focus on learning more of each of my employees, meet/greet with others in my role in other industries, etc., identify a potential mentor and build a relationship with them.

December is a perfect time to focus on the highs and lows of 2013…so you can not only plan new goals for the new year, but you can make shifts in your mindset that will further ensure victorious achievements in 2014!!

Bernadette

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Bernadette Boas is the ball of fire behind Ball of Fire Consulting, Ball of Fire Inc. (media/publishing) and her book Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting Bitches to Riches in Life and Business. Bernadette is a speaker, radio personality of Shedding the Bitch Radio, business growth consultant and coach, and the leader of the Shedding the Bitch® movement, transforming individuals, businesses and their company cultures to one of RICHness and profit.

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