To be an effective leader, it is important that you are self aware. Learning your strengths, improving your interpersonal skills as well as understanding a broad range of different perspectives is crucial to making a difference as you lead a group of people.
As black women, we are faced with many challenges while holding leadership responsibilities. If you’re like me, you are probably one of the very few black women who hold leadership positions at work. Well, this month we will be empowering women of color to pursue leadership positions as well as learn how to improve your leadership skills to be more effective and deliver results. Ivery Arie is excited to feature inspiring black female leaders throughout this month to discuss their challenges and offer tips for success.
As we go through the month of May, I challenge you to ask yourself these questions:
- How can I be an effective leader in my community/career/business?
- What are the qualities of an effective leader?
- What are my strengths? And how can I leverage them to be more effective?
- What are my weaknesses? And how can I improve them?
- What opportunities are out there to challenge my leadership skills?