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Andrea Kolb And Her Fashion Brand Ask Us To Reconsider How Social And Sexy Go Together

Andrea Kolb And Her Fashion Brand Ask Us To Reconsider How Social And Sexy Go Together | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Alyssa Jade McDonald talks to Andrea Kolb about her fashion brand ABURY and he she combines her fashion designs with important social concerns.
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Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland... | The Next Women - Business Magazine

Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland... | The Next Women - Business Magazine | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Alyssa Jade McDonald's article for The Next Women about mystid.
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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Women in Business | Scoop.it

 

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level.This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.

So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture.

Let’s Take A Look At Tools That Allow For Talent To Shine:

Emotional intelligence. Great leaders understand empathy, and have the ability to read people’s (sometimes unconscious, often unstated) needs and desires. This allows them to speak to these needs and, when at all possible, to fulfill them. When people feel they are understood and empathized something, they respond PERIOD and a bond is formed.

Continuous learning. Show me a know-it-all and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t have a clue about being human. Curiosity and an insatiable desire to always do better is the mark of a great leader. They are rarely satisfied with the status quo, and welcome new knowledge and fresh (even if challenging) input. It’s all about investing in yourself.

Contextualize. Great leaders respond to each challenge with a fresh eye. They know that what worked in one situation may be useless in another. Before you act, make sure you understand the specifics of the situation and tailor your actions accordingly.

Let Go. Too many people think leadership is about control. In fact, great leaders inspire and then get out of the way. They know that talented people don’t need or want hovering managers. Leadership is about influence, guidance, and support, not control. Look for ways to do your job and then get out of the way so that people can do theirs.

Honesty.  Not a week goes by that we don’t hear about a so-called leader losing credibility because he or she was dishonest. Often this is because of pressure to try and “measure up” and it’s not coming from a place of being real – often this relates to fear of not being accepted for your true self. We live in age of extraordinary transparency, which is reason enough to always be true to your core – your mission will be revealed, your motivations will show by your behaviors. But it goes way beyond this. It’s an issue that sets an example and elevates an organization. If you have a reputation for honesty, it will be a lot easier to deliver bad news and face tough challenges. Are you inspiring people from your heart? 

Kindness and respect. Nice leaders (people) don’t finish last. They finish first again and again. Ignorance and arrogance are leadership killers. They’re also a mark of insecurity. Treating everyone with a basic level respect is an absolute must trait of leadership. And kindness is the gift that keeps on giving back. Of course, there will be people who prove they don’t deserve respect and they must be dealt with. But that job will be made much easier, and will have far less impact on your organization, if you have a reputation for kindness, honesty and respect.

Collaboration. People’s jobs and careers are integral to their lives. The more your organization can make them a partner, the more they will deliver amazing results. This means, to the greatest extent possible, communicating your organization’s strategies, goals and challenges. This builds buy-in, and again is a mark of respect. People won’t be blindsided (which is a workplace culture killer) by setbacks if they’re in the loop.

Partner with your people. As I said above, people’s careers are a big part of their lives. That seems like a no-brainer, but leaders should have it front and center at all times. Find out what your employees’ career goals are and then do everything you can to help them reach them. Even if it means they will eventually leave your organization. You will gain happy, productive employees who will work with passion and commitment, and tout your company far and wide. This an opportunity to brand your greatness.

Leadership is both an art and a science. These tools are guidelines, not rigid rules. Everyone has to develop his or her own individual leadership style. Make these tools a part of your arsenal and use them well as you strive to reach people on an emotional level. Be Human. This Matters.
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7 Things Successful Women Never Do

7 Things Successful Women Never Do | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Often I was the only female FBI agent on my squad. I learned how to be successful amidst a variety of situations and circumstances. Most importantly, I learned what not to do if I wanted to compete...
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5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life....
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How She Got There: Jess Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Polyvore

How She Got There: Jess Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Polyvore | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Name: Jess LeeAge: 31Job Title and Description: CEO and co-founder of Polyvore.
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4 Innovators Share Wise Lessons with Their Younger Selves

4 Innovators Share Wise Lessons with Their Younger Selves | Women in Business | Scoop.it
After striving for and achieving success in their respective industries, four innovators share the wisdom they wish they had known when they were younger. Watch as John Mackey, Sue Monk Kidd, Arianna Huffington and Dr. Shefali Tsabary reveal the messages that could have made all the difference in navigating their earlier years.
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Wise, wise, and again wise advise.  Hmmm, I just love that they are all saying the same thing: quit the worrying, for you will manifest.  Women of the world, take heart! Pursue your dreams, live your aspirations, offer the world your best and you shall surely manifest! Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall surely be filled

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Hero Status: Meet The Female CEO Who Majorly Inspires

Hero Status: Meet The Female CEO Who Majorly Inspires | Women in Business | Scoop.it
When I was growing up, all I ever wanted was to work in publishing. I loved magazines — all magazines — and the thought of becoming an editor and one day creating content I loved practically made me lose consciousness, it was so exciting.
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10 successful entrepreneurs share their secrets for selling online

10 successful entrepreneurs share their secrets for selling online | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Are you launching a new store or trying to take your business to the next level? We recently asked some of our clients to share their best tip for fellow entrepreneurs. Here’s what 10 successful store owners had to say. 1. Focus on these three fundamentals “Quality product, great imagery and good shop navigation.” Amy ... Continue reading
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7 startup tips for new female entrepreneurs

7 startup tips for new female entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Scoop.it
7 startup tips for new female entrepreneurs
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I've always been an entrepreneurial person. As a kid, I made profits on old golf balls I found in my backyard and selling Now-and-Laters to my friends in junior high.
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Women in Wine: A Chat with Ambra Tiraboschi, Producer of Lugana from Ca Lojera (Lombardy)

Women in Wine: A Chat with Ambra Tiraboschi, Producer of Lugana from Ca Lojera (Lombardy) | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to go on a press trip to Lugana. Carlo Veronese, the Director of the Consortium for the region, was wearing the above sweatshirt which really struck my fancy. T...
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Meet Sofia from Drum & Lace

Meet Sofia from Drum & Lace | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Sofia Hultquist Founder of Drum & Lace Tell us a little about yourself and what you do? My name is Sofia, I’m a musician and founder of Drum & Lace, an audio company that aims to create music for up and coming designers in fashion and beauty industries. My background is in Film Scoring and Music Tech, but I’ve had a love for fashion since being a little girl growing up in Florence, Italy.   How did you discover your passion for music/audio could be turned into a company? It all happened very organically- as in, it was never something I’d set out to do once out of school (undergrad nor grad)- it evolved on its own. I was with a few audio and branding companies in the years leading up to Drum & Lace, and throughout those years of working with bigger clients I noticed how underserved up-and-coming companies…
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6 Things Every Woman in Business Needs to Know to Succeed | Mindful

6 Things Every Woman in Business Needs to Know to Succeed | Mindful | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Danae Ringelmann of Indiegogo shares tips.
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Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life | Women in Business | Scoop.it
SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees.
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Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin

Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional destinies.
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3 Brilliant Tips You Can Use to Build Business Relationships

3 Brilliant Tips You Can Use to Build Business Relationships | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Popularity matters.  It might have been a negative term in the past, drawing up images of the mean girl in high school. But that's not what it means today. Let's not kid ourselves. No one desires t...
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A leg up for female entrepreneurs

A leg up for female entrepreneurs | Women in Business | Scoop.it
I first met Sara Blakelywhen she became a contestant on my 2004–05 one-season wonder of a US TV show The Rebel Billionaire.
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10 Top Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies | Inc.com

Meet the dynamic women who have set their businesses apart from the rest of this year's Inc. 500|5000. Slideshow Options Loop Through: Don't loop (#Business #Women #Entrepreneurs...
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My Advice For Aspiring Female Leaders

My Advice For Aspiring Female Leaders | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Be the leader that you imagine yourself to be. Set the example for generations of women to come, for by being a leader you are creating leaders.
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Are Ghana’s Women More Entrepreneurial Than its Men?

Are Ghana’s Women More Entrepreneurial Than its Men? | Women in Business | Scoop.it
In Ghana, the development of entrepreneurial activity is seen as having a key role in driving sustained economic growth and employment.
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The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make: We Asked Owners About Their Biggest Goofs—and What They Learned From Them

The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make: We Asked Owners About Their Biggest Goofs—and What They Learned From Them | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal
The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Wall Street Journal
Natacha Beim didn't check a contractor's reference and ended up getting burned. Stuart Gradon. Screwing up is part of starting a business.
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That Defining Moment That Comes Once In An Entrepreneur's Life - Will You Be Ready For Yours?

That Defining Moment That Comes Once In An Entrepreneur's Life - Will You Be Ready For Yours? | Women in Business | Scoop.it
The defining moment will most likely show up not after we have conquered our competition but when we have conquered our weaknesses; only then will we know true strength.
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Super Women in Business: Glenda Hastings - Memphis Business Journal

Super Women in Business: Glenda Hastings - Memphis Business Journal | Women in Business | Scoop.it
Super Women in Business: Glenda Hastings
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When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?: In charge!
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Startup CEOs: How and Why to Get More Women into Startups

Startup CEOs: How and Why to Get More Women into Startups | Women in Business | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Two CEOs share insights on Instagram video as to how to fix the gender imbalance in business. Chris Myers, CEO of BodeTree says, “Gender imbalance in startups isn’t just a social issue, it is a strategic risk.
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Biz Ladies: Top 10 Things I Learned from The Female Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Biz Ladies: Top 10 Things I Learned from The Female Business Leaders of Tomorrow | Women in Business | Scoop.it
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