by Wild Angel

If you’ve ever felt undervalued at work as a woman, you shouldn’t. Women are getting more and more prominent in work environments and even have uncommon skills that can help them succeed even in a male-dominated vocation.  Becoming Aware of the native self empowering resources for women, that women already hold, can be very strong.

Women posses inherent abilities, but can feel as though their skills are not related to a place of business. This is a misperception. It is valid that women, just like men, still need to master useful and technical work skills in order to be successful, but in terms of climbing the corporate ladder, they have unique abilities that companies  respect. By simply using these talents, women can empower themselves to obtain everything and anything they wish for.

We can start with interaction, a skill that is vital to success. Women are natural communicators. I’m sure that you’ve observed how a mother always seems to naturally know how important it is to talk and interrelate with her kids, by using fitting language and language-construction that a kid can understand. This identical ability, adjusted slightly, works perfectly  in a work situation. For instance, a woman who finds herself supervising other people mustbe able to communicate with every person personally in a way that all can feel comfortable with.

Helen Fisher, author,  The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World, makes reference to this as a flair for verbal communication. Fisher explains the rising  need for the capability to converse with written and spoken words. She says, “At talking, women have the edge.” Fisher explains the way in which the female gender, even when very young “excel at… verbal fluency – rapidly finding appropriate words, phrases or sentences.” Fisher continues “Women are, on average, more articulate at saying what they say.” Women, embracing this information and putting trust in their natural language skill in communication will find their self-esteem building.

As for instructing or coaching, women also have an advantage. The fostering characteristics that come more easily to women make it viable for women to assist kids discover and grow. The proper combination of encouragement, restraint, autonomy and restrictions will produce a kid whose poise and abilities are very mature and continue to exceed that of other children. When this type of circumstance is applied to the business world, a woman can do the same thing for her co-workers.

Once again, Helen Fisher’s findings as laid out in The First Sex claim, “Women are, on average, more interested in cooperation, harmony, and connections – a network of support.” She further writes, “Women characteristically believe everyone can succeed in business; they take a win-win attitude in the office world.”

Nearly all women are also skilled at multi-tasking or multi-focusing. managing employees, reports, time limits and all the necessary resources becomes crucial to the success of the teams’ results.

Helen Fisher references people’s evolution, even in ancient times, a female needed to bring up helpless and dependent children under extremely hazardous surroundings making apparent the need for the ability to do multiple things even back then. Her description is great: “In order to rear helpless infants, ancestral mothers needed to do a lot of things at the same time. Watch for snakes. Listen for thunder. Taste for poison. Rock the sleepy. Distract the cranky. Instruct the curious. Soothe the fearful. Inspire the tardy. Feed the hungry. Mothers had to do countless daily chores while they stoked the fire, cooked the food and talked to friends.”

Obviously, not all women have a mothering instinct and not all women are the same, but every woman has the ability to recognize the abilities they have and use them for individual and work-based empowerment. Women should be just as effective at professional management as men. If figuring out what makes you a thriving woman interests you, why not make a an inventory of all your personal attributes – those native abilities and empower yourself to rise to new levels of triumph.
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