How would you feel if you were described as a powerful woman, would you like it or loathe it?
Synonyms for powerful: dominant, forceful, controlling, authoritarian. None of these are positive, so it is no surprise that you may not like being regarded as powerful.
Feminine power is less so; empowering others and sharing power, to achieve their aims. Women can lead powerfully without acting like a man.
How are you getting on at work?
If you decided that this year was going to be your year and that included your job, what have you done about it? If you want to advance your career at work, standing on the sidelines and hoping that you will be noticed is a long-term strategy which may not pay off.
Here are some suggestions for what you could do at work:
Do you speak up at meetings and get yourself noticed; are you on your manager’s radar as a potential high-flyer? If you answered ‘no’ to both of those questions, then you need to change your strategy at work. If you have a point to make, raise your hand or indicate to whomever is leading the meeting that you wish to speak. If someone attempts to speak over you, point out firmly and clearly that you haven’t finished speaking yet and make your point. Your contribution is just as valid as your colleague.
Always remember you are enough. If you can visualise yourself stepping into your power, speaking up and being heard, you can start to see how powerful you really are, and that power in your hands, is a positive thing.
The above is an extract from the very popular workshops run by Her Invitation all over the country. ‘How to increase your power and influence’ The workshops include confidence building and career strategies and they are run exclusively for women. Some organisations have also held them in-house so that all their women employees can attend.
If you would like to book a place on the next workshop go here to reserve your place
Beverley Bramwell is the founder of #EmbraceYourAmbition a global community for women who are ready to confidently create the success they deserve. Beverley is a success coach who works with women who want to transform their career and their lives. To book a personal consultation
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