“What kind of women succeed?”
Friday, August 16, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
By Trudy Bourgeois
What traits do most successful women executives possess
— and how can I develop those traits in myself?
I consistently find five traits in women
who experience great success:
1. Clarity. Successful women are clear about what success means to them. They are
passionate and have a vision of how to best achieve that success. They don't
believe success "magically" happens.
Successful women are intentional about relationships, capabilities,
learning, career choices, and their boundaries and guard rails.
3. Discipline. Successful women are highly disciplined and focus on what
will help them gain momentum. They spend their time where they'll get the
biggest bang for the buck. They stay on top of trends. Their health is good. They
nurture relationships. Every aspect of their lives is disciplined and
4. Accountability. Successful women hold themselves to a very high level of personal
accountability. It becomes a motivator. They feel, "It's on me -- I either
did it or I didn't." They do not let excuses come into the mix. Ever.
5. Helping others
is a core value. These women are consistently bold and impactful because they're making a
difference for others.For successful women leaders, it's truly about
others — first, foremost and always.
Bourgeois is happy to answer your career questions. Please email them to NEW
Communications Manager Barbara Grondin Francella.
Trudy Bourgeois is founder and CEO of The
Center for Workforce Excellence and NEW
Executive Leaders Forum conference designer.
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