BeConnected – NAPW eChapter Roundup with Louise Newsome
At our recent eChapter event, we explored and discussed ‘The Leadership Journey.’ We heard from Star who provided a list of invaluable tips to sharpen our leadership skills. Three of our VIP members joined the panel for an informative, thought-provoking discussion on personal leadership development. (We will be airing a live replay of this event on November 16th – Register here).
Here’s some inspiring wisdom and advice from our panelists:
Executive Coach, Consultant and Trainer
Susanne shares several critical aspects of being a leader:
- A leader establishes and holds a vision for what the organization should be and where it’s headed
- A leader engages and inspires people to work towards that vision
- A leader analyzes information to develop and guide strategy and make effective decisions
- A leader is able to execute the strategy and get results
Recommended Read: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Founder and CEO, Priceless One Management, LLC
International Professional Model
Kylie discusses her leadership style and how it empowers the people she works with:
“I am in my twenties, so I’m a millennial CEO. I’m definitely more on the laid-back side. I call myself a “cool boss” because I’m not only an employer, I’m a friend as well. I think it’s important to get to know your staff on a personal and professional level…We hold team building exercises, go to dinners and attend conferences together to build relationships as a team.”
Recommended Read: 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Founder and CEO, Roxanne Carne
Roxanne shares tangible techniques to enhance your leadership presence:
“People size you up within the first few second of meeting you. Harvard School of Psychology had a study a few years back and it found that the first 17 seconds are critical. Be mindful of your personal brand and personal style…Visit your professional wardrobe and think about if what’s in it represents your brand and what you stand for…”
- Does your wardrobe help or hinder the message you’re trying to convey?
- Does your image give you confidence?
- Does it match up with the vision and voice of your brand?
- Does it represent what you want to say in those first 17 secs?
Recommended Read: The 12-Week Year by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington
The NAPW eChapter is our fastest growing Chapter at more than 22,000 members to date! NAPW President, Star Jones and I enjoy connecting with members from all over the country and discussing important topics that impact professional women.
Keep a lookout in your inbox for information about upcoming events! We’ll be hosting replays bi-weekly after each of our live events, so please come back if you wish to listen again and network with new attendees from around the country, as the networking portion is always live! The replays also give me a chance to be in the chat room and witness what is happening there…and do a little live networking myself! It has been so exciting to see women exchanging ideas, email addresses and even setting up in-person coffee meetings!
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NAPW National Director of Chapters
NYC Local Chapter President