Leadership skills, transitioning, positive confrontation, strategic volunteering for career success and tactics for better compensation; these issues came up during a recent luncheon hosted by Philadelphia's Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown where a panel of experts facilitated and engaged the participants on soft-skills in the workplace. I respected a presenter who was very insistent on the positive impact resiliency has on female leaders. Like this lady I believe we must find the lesson in today's problem to help make life easier tomorrow.
The participants made it clear far gone is the notion of women crumbling at the onset of crises and challenges, especially in decision-making positions. Sure the loud voice of the inner skeptic shouts a plethora of reasons why she will not make it out of this. But in actuality she can find peace in the moment being in harmony with her intelligence, resourcefulness, courage and resiliency--whether or not she knows it.
With an ongoing call that women must hold her place at the negotiating table and such overt controversy surrounding it, she can rest on resilience as her ally. There undoubtedly will be bumps and bruises in her journey. To master this fate with control and calm, here are 20 traits of resiliency she must consider for finding the hidden lessons and inspiring a courageous leadership culture:
- She not only presses forward through troubles, but celebrates even the small wins. With style and finesse she takes on actions that respond to fresh and ever-changing realities.