In this short blog, we will share with you 5 universal leadership lessons to set you on the path to rapid success. What we will not do is sugarcoat these. We will not pump you up like a football with a hole in it so you fall flat on your face after a few hours or days, sometimes we fail, but we get up and move forward.
This week we were inspired by Huda Kattan when thinking about these leadership lessons.
But who is she?
Huda Kattan, Iraqi-American makeup artist, beauty blogger, CEO, and founder of the billion-dollar cosmetics line Huda Beauty, shares five universal leadership lessons that can benefit both men and women:
- Success comes from within
Kattan’s journey taught her the importance of valuing her own success internally, rather than seeking external validation. Being driven by passion and purpose is essential to becoming a fulfilled and effective leader.
Along the way, we can often look for validation from external sources and this is certainly connected with our internal self-talk.
Sometimes it just takes us to get a good kick in the teeth before we put the effort in to make things work. At the time we may fail massively but we must remember that these failures often lead us to great things. Often they build determination and humbleness and of course resilience is a big part of success.
2. Support and uplift others
Regardless of gender, supporting and celebrating the successes of others is crucial. Embrace honest conversations about insecurities and strive to create an environment where everyone can feel confident and supported.
3. Accept compliments graciously
Both women and men can struggle with self-doubt and negative self-talk. As a leader, it is essential to recognize your own value and learn to accept compliments. This will help you become a more confident leader and inspire others to see the greatness in themselves.
4. Practice self-reflection and active listening
Being a great leader involves sharing a vision and giving direction, but it also requires understanding your team’s needs. To do this, practice active listening by seeking the deeper meaning behind what others are saying and being fully present during conversations. Pair this with self-reflection to better understand your own motivations and actions.
5. Embrace diverse leadership styles
The traditional image of a leader is evolving, and it’s essential to recognize that effective leadership is not about other people, it is about us and what is within and not putting anyone in a box by stereotyping them.
It is extremely important to not feel demotivated or lose our confidence because we are different but to embrace the leader within.
We each have our own style as a person and as long as we do the right thing and are trusted our style is not as important as our integrity.
Do the right thing no matter what!
Inspiration for this blog came from https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-gb/future-of-marketing/management-and-culture/huda-beauty-huda-kattan-leadership-success/