This is going to be a bit different than my normal blogs, but it still has a leadership message. This is geared toward my lady followers! Men don’t seem to have as much an issue with this! Ladies, still with me? Ok good!
So I am going to show my age, but who remembers the Bob Newhart show? Ok how about the episode where he tells the women to Stop it or he’ll bury her alive in a box? Seriously go check it out, I’ll wait! Here’s a link
OK are you back? Good, here is are my 5 words that will make you an amazing leader
STOP TEARING OTHER WOMEN DOWN!
Seriously, it’s that freakin simple! You see I spoke with a young woman today who is a leader in her field. She’s 24, and yes, she’s made mistakes, but she’s got her own business and she’s freakin kickin (you know what)
She told me today that she was going to a place where the women would tear her down because something very simple. In an effort to protect her I am not going to share the details, but seriously, they are going to tear her down because WHAT?
Ladies, as women in leadership it is our job to raise up other women leaders. We need to invest in each other, we need to build each other up! We need to NOT tear each other down. This young woman is an amazing leader who is investing in other young women! And yet here we are making her feel small so we feel big?! WHAT???
Seriously if you have to make someone feel small so you feel big, what is that? You are not a leader, if you feel that you have to make others feel small. This isn’t leadership! Leadership is building each other up, helping each other navigate life.
I am not saying that we should be fake, I am saying that we should support. Speak truth in love when needed and support. But when we get petty ladies it makes us all look bad!
This week! Your job is to find a female leader and TELL her how much admire her and why! Build her up, tell her she makes a difference and then when someone around you tears another woman down, stand up for her! We can make a difference.