Women have 3 assets that I see as secret weapons in the business
world. For the past 30 years or so, women have been encouraged to
behave as their male counterparts do so they can succeed and achieve
equality. To me, this is backward and counterproductive because they
have several valuable skills that businesses need to grow and serve
their customers well. Since people are unique, these assets show up
differently in each woman. Today I’ll share the 3 most important of
these abilities with you. My hope is that these skills will be
recognized for the powerhouses of strength that they truly are.
have strong verbal communication skills. In fact, scientists and
psychologists tell us that women speak more than 3 times as many words
during a day than men do. Furthermore, our conversations tend to
involve responsive listening and focus on the process of relations
rather than sharing facts. Women know how to build rapport, understand
a person’s strengths and weaknesses, and can easily include
encouragement in conversation. Businesses need effective communication
and team building skills, especially in sales, marketing, and
Second, women are intuitively skilled negotiators.
They have been conditioned for centuries to get what they want through
negotiation and community. No matter how you feel about it, this is an
historical fact and is our present reality. Women had little economic
power, and they learned how to work in a system where they weren’t the
boss. Rather than direct bloody fighting and wars, they learned to work
with others and create good compromises or find a win/win outcome. Now
that they have economic freedom, they can use the skills they’ve
learned to help themselves reach their goals and do it with class.
these skills can help an organization flourish by creating partnerships
with those they do business with. Win/win situations are good for
everybody, and women have a talent for finding ways to make that
happen. They’ve done this socially for centuries, and their mothers
have taught them these skills from infancy. Women just don’t recognize
it and thus think they can’t negotiate in business matters. They can,
and they can often see win/win options that their male colleagues miss.
final secret weapon women have is their ability to work as part of a
team. Again, this is partially due to their inborn character as a
female and partially due to their cultural conditioning. Have you ever
noticed that when you’re with a group at a restaurant, one woman at the
table says she’s going to use the ladies room; almost immediately
others will go with her? They often will go as a group and will come
back to the table together. You don’t see this behavior from men. Our
culture seems to value the image of a self-made tycoon who takes the
business world by storm. Reality is very different though. Most
"self-made" business tycoons have a quality team of support staff
behind them. It is actually the power of the team that brings success.
Those companies who reward employees for good teamwork will profit and
will survive when hard times come. Women excel at teamwork, and they
should be sought out for this quality. Mary Kay Ash understood this
well, and she became wealthy by creating a team and helping each team
member to reach his/her personal goals.
Women who recognize the
power of these 3 secret weapons can accomplish anything they want to
do. Using her strong communication skills, her ability to negotiate
well, and her teamwork skills, the sky is the limit. Will she be a
self-made tycoon? Probably not, and to me, that’s as it should be. Can
she build wealth and reach her dreams? Yes! You would win that bet!
About the Author: Monica
Willyard trains home business champions and wants to help you make your
dreams into reality. Women from around the world are earning extra
income online. Staying home with your kids or aging parents is not only
possible; you already have the skills inside you to make it happen. To
find out how, visit http://www.clarion-jayde-publishing.com
today. You’ll find personal mentoring, a blog packed with tips for
people who work from home, and a dedicated parent who understands a
woman’s desire to be both financially secure and a mother who’s
available for her children.