What are the essential elements for women who are rising to top levels in their organizations or who are starting their own business? Can we shift our mindset - from compromising who we are for an antiquated definition of leadership to engaging fully as humans and women as the only viable avenue for empowered leadership? How can organizations be inclusive of a new leadership paradigm that applies equally to men as to women?
Leadership styles are evolving as much out of necessity as out of the refusal to compromise our humanity for the sake of numbers and profits. Elements of generational and cultural diversity, commitment to sustainability and stewardship, the effects of a global economy and competition for world talent reflect the shifts driving a new inclusive leadership paradigm. The perspective of leadership is more and more holistic and inclusive.
As women preparing to shape our world we need to learn the four “P’s” of Leadership: Presence, Paradox, Power, and Potential.