SheLeadsHer has three important pillars that cover Mindset, Voice and Leadership.
In this portion of SheLeadsHer, you will cover the pillar of Leadership.
While these modules will outline the teachings of leadership theory, there are specific exercises to help you identify how you can incorporate the theory’s into your style and in the real world. Leadership is personal and using a style that works for you is important. There are however best practices, but that all depends upon your industry, personality and preferences.
Let’s be clear on what the difference is between management and leadership. Management is the completion of tactical operational and financial targets. Leadership is the ability to influence others to move in another direction that is not decided by them. They are two very different approaches that are both important, however leadership will drive an organization or community to new heights, while management will prove to continue to meet targets. The theories I have listed will provide you insights on how you can demonstrate leadership even if you are not managing a team of people, but are apart of a team.
As you move further into leadership, you do not need to be as technically capable, but more people and ideas focused. Far too many people who are placed in leadership roles are put there because of technical ability, not for their people and influencing skills. This is key as to why so many leadership classes are offered to those holding the assigned role of leadership.
In these modules, I’d like you to pay close attention to see how people are the forefront of each theory and how the various theories are somewhat intertwined.
Just know that leadership has been studied for decades. The findings are always shifting and changing, just as our society, organizations and communities are shifting and changing. So know that what you learn and apply, can always be further built upon and that your leadership development will never truly stop.
The training covers key modules that will take you through video vignettes, a workbook, self reflection and a private Facebook Group to create engagement with other Millennial Women around the world who are completing the program at the same time. The private Facebook Group is designed so that you will have an opportunity to share your moments of progress, ask questions and promote your success. You are encouraged to share video updates, cheer on your peers and create a community of women who are supporting one another. Jaemi Serene will monitor the private Facebook Group and engage with the group for shared support.