What Are The Top Personality Traits Of Successful Female Leaders?
How often have you though what does it take to get to the top? It is a question that many professionals especially women grapple with over and over. Why do women who are so underrepresented in almost all leadership positions worry about this fact as it stands today in the business world? Researchers wanted to find out if there are certain personality traits associated with the ladies’ leadership success, as well as challenges that hold us back. What they found were six personality traits that were associated with higher performances ratings.
Here is how they did the research they ask 85 women at the senior vice president level or above who managed a functional area like marketing, research and development, and sales, to take a personality assessment and a series of surveys about their success in 15 different performances areas. The traits that they found are listed with a little summary of each for you to review. You can then decide if you have them and if not how to go about working on them to your benefit.
ASSERTIVENESS – Being straightforward in your communication style.
AGGRESSIVENESS – Bringing in a constructive, emotional element to move projects forward.
EMPATHY – Being able to understand and relate to the feelings of others
EGO-STRENGTH – Being resilient and able to overcome challenges
STRESS TOLERANCE – Being comfortable in high-stress environments
ENERGY – Bringing vitality and enthusiasm to your work
In this research it seems that women had a straightforward communication style, is resilient and able to handle stress and can relate to others which are a big plus. Accommodation is the degree that you want to be helpful and liked by others. Women with a high level of accommodation struggle in leadership, because success relies on influencing others. Driven women are successful because they find the hole that needs to be filled either in the business they’re in or the vision that they are about and fill it.
Great women are teachers, and they help to mold the great women of tomorrow. People are curious and want to know what it is that you have that ignites that flame between you and them. When you have balance in your life, it will revolve around the four broad categories, family, and friends, health, wealth and spirit. The areas mention have to be adjusted to lead a fulfilled life; it allows you to think clearly with imagination and optimism.
What we know now is that the best women’s leaders who are successful invest in themselves and become knowledge seekers. When a woman does not have to be right all the time you can see that she will make a success builder because she enjoys participating in the team environment. The most successful women leaders are big believers in team building and the enforcement of mission, goals, and values to assure that everyone is one the same page with like intentions.
It is essential that you find your magic within you for it hold your best personality traits that will take you where you need to be, and that is what you desire.
Until the next time, take good care and be well.
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