Women, the world needs your leadership skills. We are in a time of intense uncertainty and reorganization. Your natural abilities will get you somewhere if you stick with it and apply your fabulous female qualities to your work.
“Our leadership is still a very male and predatory leadership. It’s based on a part of our brains called the midbrain. Whenever it feels stressed or threatened, it attacks. It’s reactive and greedy and acquisitive. I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for. These are feminine qualities, but they are not restricted to women. Mature men, and mature leaders, have those qualities.”
So hang in there, women! The business world has been rather harsh to many of you. Don't give up. Seize the day, encourage the other women in your life, and empower your daughters to develop and apply these qualities:
- understanding of aesthetics and how environment affects people
- the ability to create safe, warm, and trusting relationships
To read more of the Forbes interview go to Jenna Goudreau's blog article, Deepak Chopra on Enlightened Leadership.