Amid the growing COVID-19 crisis, many articles have praised women leaders throughout the world for how they have and continue to navigate these difficult times. In fact, they have even suggested that women are simply better leaders – period. While gender should not be a factor in whether or not a person can be a great leader, the qualities female leaders are displaying are definitely worth noting. Here are five qualities strong women today are demonstrating that make successful leaders:
Women are empathetic
Many women are naturally empathetic and devote much of their time and energy into building and maintaining strong relationships. In turn, these experiences and relationships give them a greater understanding of what drives and motivates people. They also tend to be very in tune with how to acknowledge different people for their performance in an effective way. In a crisis, compassionate leaders tend to perform better, inspiring both loyalty and productivity.
Women wear many hats
Most women are busy balancing their careers, households, marriages and families, among other things. They are masters at pivoting, adjusting and focusing on solutions. This ability to shift to positive solutions – treading the thin line between acting too soon and waiting …