I am the type of person who will do lots of “homework” when I know I need to, but I still get a bit awkward and nervous. Now I start to realise the untrue and unnecessary impression we give to people. People may doubt our capabilities if we don’t show confidence. Especially when we are helping them with their problems. Imagine if your doctor seems to hesitate or not be sure when they talk to you; you will doubt internally.
As a young woman, I am friendly. I should be more confident about what I stand for. We are establishing our personal and professional styles. Sometimes, just being you is ok.
There still are some other tips.
– Rehearsal before important events.
– Tell yourself, you know what you doing.
– Even if you made a mistake, learn from it.
– Don’t over think it. If you think you are doing a good job, you are!
Sometimes, I am jealous about guys who seem confident about what they say and what they do. Actually, we can be one of them! Don’t underestimate your capability! You need to be comfortable and supportive to yourself before anyone else. You know you can do it! 🙂
Young Women’s Leadership Chapter 1
Recently, I was honoured to be elected with a leader role with big responsibilities in the community work I am working on.
I have to share this with you that I was so nervous and excited that I lost myself for a couple days. It encourages and motivates me in such way that I am fully of energy and ideas for the team. However, I was also overwhelmed with the more responsibilities and higher expectation.
I believe whether you are leader or not, you should make sure you are under control. You need to have an idea about the dynamic with the team, the objectives you would like to lead the team to achieve and figure out a way to achieve it. Thanks to my lovely friends for their support and valuable advice.
· It is always good to know what you want to do. My problem was there are too many things I would like to start with. I note them down and prioritised them. So they won’t be lost and I won’t go crazy (just kidding) to think round and round.
· Stakeholder engagement and communication are very important. Especially, the team members are very experienced and senior than you. It makes the young leadership even hard. Respect from the team to the leadership is absolutely critical. As a leader, I don’t think you always need to lead, but you definitely need to be supported. A good engagement and smooth communication are key elements.
That is what I have figured so far. I believe there are more “tips” for young women’s leadership later on. To be continued….