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Charisma is one of the qualities found in great leaders. You may not have been born with ‘charisma’, but as with most leadership skills, you can develop elements of being a charismatic leader within yourself; it all starts from within.
Being charismatic involves a combination of three internal drivers:
Who in your opinion embodies the characteristics of a great leader? What does being a 'great leader' mean to you?
Take the time to think about the above questions, and ask yourself whether you encompass all those traits you believe to be the qualities of a great leader.
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Beliefs are assumptions about yourself and the world around you that you hold on to as absolute truths. Positive beliefs navigate you through your life and enable you to achieve real success; you can count on them, and they give you support.
From overcoming shyness and networking as a newbie to boosting self-confidence and making mistakes, insights from our Technology Academy are relevant to women's careers in all sectors.
The Academy opened on the subject of ‘restless reinvention’, which, as everywoman founders Karen and Max succinctly summed up means "moving beyond your comfort zones and challenging yourself”, or, as Winston Churchill once said: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
Burnout is when you feel chronically fatigued and almost unable to participate in any part of work or life. It is serious, but it is important to understand that it takes a lot for someone to get to true burnout.
Even among women who stand out, Claudette Deysel is no ordinary woman. Claudette, who trained in both psychology and criminology, is the founder and chief executive of Benjamin UK, a company providing residential care and treatment to children with mental health problems whose behaviour and early life experiences risk them ending up in the court and care systems.
When Lexi Tamasan and her partner Adam noticed that his mother was struggling to carry home heavy bags of pet food, and having to borrow from neighbours when she ran short, a business idea was born. Why not set up a website where people could order pet food and get it delivered to their door?
Some people seem to ooze charisma out of every pore while others appear to have none. Do you have ‘it’? Do you think you need ‘it’? More importantly, if you don’t have ‘it’, can you get ‘it’?
What is charisma?
With nominations open for the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador programme, we asked some of the UK’s leading female retailers and past everywoman Award winners to share their top tips for getting into the industry and navigating your way to the top.
Creating and leading a successful team is challenging, whether you are experienced or a novice. Teams are made up of individuals, each with their own views and personalities, and to be effective you need to be focused on bringing your team together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Avril Owton MBE owns and runs the award winning Cloud Hotel in Brockenhurst.
Having overcome adversity to develop a highly successful hotel and rescue it from the brink of recession she was voted Hampshire Business Woman of the Year 1995 and Shine Woman of the Year 2006.
As the past Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of the Institute of Directors, the founder of the Wessex Women’s Network and a regular speaker for national organisations, Avril has become a recognised business force and motivator for women colleagues.
The power of influence can lead to great things as it impacts so many areas of your work. You influence when you negotiate holiday time, liaise with clients, are in a meeting or when making decisions. But do you have the right skills to be a great influencer?
Battling the competition, breaking records, scoring goals - it's a wonder business is not classed as an Olympic sport. If you were inspired by top athletes at the Sochi Winter Games you may have wondered how they do it.
Mentoring is a key skill of a competent leader and can bring benefits to both the mentor and mentee. When done well, the relationship can be very rewarding as you learn from one another’s experience as you both develop and grow.