Why women in leadership?
In terms of equality of representation, the UK is 56th out of 119 countries (22.5% women)
Below countries like: Rwanda, Sweden, Norway, Mozambique, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda, Kosovo, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Iraq, Canada, China and Israel; almost all of whom have legislated quotas (QuotaProject.org)
In terms of the Student Movement as a whole female students make up 56.6% and outnumber male students (43.4%)
In Students’ Unions the President role has predominately been made up of men, 38% identified as women and 56% identified as men and elected officers, 45.7% identified as women
At Liverpool Hope University the majority of students are female making up over 70% but this has not been reflected in the Students’ Union. Since 1982/3 there have been; 19 Male Presidents and 12 Women Presidents and 25 Male Vice Presidents to 11 Women Vice Presidents.
Understanding your strengths
Great leaders have exceptional clarity about who they are – and who they are not. Success lies in your ability to discover your strengths and to organize your life so that these strengths can be applied.
Talent is any recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behaviour that can be productively applied. For example, if you are instinctively inquisitive…this is a talent.
Strength starts with an innate talent. A talent becomes a strength when it’s refined by skills, knowledge and practice and then consciously applied to something that needs doing – e.g. a job. A strength is the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a specific given task.
Click here for a worksheet on Understanding Your Strengths
The objectives of this worksheet are;
Building Your Personal Brand
Your Personal Brand is the powerful, clear, positive idea that comes to mind whenever other people think of you. It’s what you stand for-the values, abilities and actions that others associate with you. It’s a professional alter ego designed for the purpose of influencing how others perceive you, and turning that perception into opportunity. It does this by telling your audience three things:
Click here to complete your Personal Brand Workbook
Develop your Leadership
We are all leaders. Leadership is not a position, it is a mind-set.
In order to improve and develop as a leader, whether at work ,home or University, you need to develop your leadership styles. We all have a default style; the one that we find easiest to use, but the best leaders can use any of Goleman’s Styles, and move between them easily.
To improve your leadership skills, you need to move beyond your default style and start to use the other five styles more readily. How can you do this?
Find more at: http://www.skillsyouneed.com/lead/develop-leadership-style.html#ixzz2t0tephwq
Women in Leadership Presentation
Some useful links and videos: