As we approach the celebration of International Women’s Day 2016 on the 8th March it is a good time to reflect on our individual achievements.
Recently when engaging with one of our private clients, working in a major accounting firm, at a senior executive level, we reflected on what is at the heart of succeeding in a leadership role.
Coupled with considerable research, commentary and advice on how to handle aspects from pay gaps to gaining greater negotiation skills for success, we are confronted with a plethora of theory. In our experience, to succeed in management requires a strong degree of self-awareness, knowing how to define your style and the ability to connect with people.
Furthermore the Corporate Executive Board survey earlier this year and quoted in Mark Abernethy’s, Australian Financial Review article “Leadership for those at the top” highlights . . . “the further you rise in an organisation the less likely you are to support your direct reports, inspire your teams or spend time with your people."
All of which makes your personal brand vital as you advance in leadership roles, both for yourself and your staff. Your brand and style will not just be an asset but also binds your colleagues around you, as well as defining and supporting your individual and business brand.
A recent client emailed after her first Women in Front session . . . “My week has been very busy and is in full swing now and I have been putting the scenarios into practice. Thank you for taking your time with me - the session was very insightful.”
The Women in Front mastery series provides women with an opportunity to enhance inter-personal and communication skills. Become confident in defining your uniqueness and the ability to reflect your personal brand in business and social settings.
The Sydney School of Protocol supports International Women’s Day 2016 wholeheartedly and we are proud to contribute to the advancement of women across the globe.