All posts tagged "effective leadership"

  • 10 ways to sustain your confidence and lead

    10 ways to sustain your confidence and lead

    Have you already participated in confidence training programs, read lots of self-improvement articles and worked on development plans? You can get things to shift for a little while. You might have presented one or two...

  • 3 leadership lessons from the Australian Cricket ball tampering scandal

    3 leadership lessons from the Australian Cricket ball tampering scandal

    In March 2018 the Australian men’s cricket team was involved in a ball tampering scandal while touring South Africa for a test series. Over twelve months on its worth looking at this scandal and what...

  • Being copied is a part of being a leader

    Being copied is a part of being a leader

    It can stun you… that shocked feeling when you see someone copy your idea — sometimes even copying your mission statement or wording. You think to yourself: “What the …? Why are they stealing my...

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in business: Why you need it and how to develop it

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in business: Why you need it and how to develop it

    We’re all familiar with intellectual ‘smarts’, but to really succeed in business these days, having a high IQ isn’t enough. In fact, it’s not even necessary. Emotional intelligence is where it’s at.  And the best...

  • How to build a team that trusts you as their leader

    How to build a team that trusts you as their leader

    There’s an awful lot to think about when taking on a new management position. You need to balance the books; you want to innovate and develop. But the most important aspect to work on is...

  • Over the past 100 years, women have strived for progress and change to equality. As they still continue to close the gender gap in sectors such as education and health, women continue to struggle for equality in parliament. With a record number of female MPs winning seats back in the 2017 general election, while this is progress, there is still a long way to go. Ecard Shack have created the following graphic which reveals which members of the G20 have the most amount of women in their parliaments. The graphic reveals some interesting insights to think about. Women still remain largely underrepresented in government, although there is now more of an equal female representation compared to a decade ago. Mexico has a total of 500 seats, with women taking up 42.6 percent of them. Despite being the highest percentage out of the G20 countries, no women has ever been elected to the Presidency of Mexico, so on average inequality is continuing to show. China holds 2,924 seats in parliament and only 24.2 percent of those are women. Questions have been asked regarding China’s Communist Party and their lack of women who appeared at the Party’s 19th Congress. Are women less represented in Chinese politics, the higher up the ladder? The G20 countries show there is a clear need for change and that women still have a long way to go and with the 100 year anniversary since women got to vote is today (6th February), it’s a great time to look at the face of the electorate. Why are we still decades behind when women have been fighting all their lives for this? When analysing the patterns of the countries, it is clear that Europe takes the lead with women in parliament. France, the UK, Italy and Germany all make it into the top 10. Whereas the African continent only makes it into the top ten once, with South Africa coming in at second place, holding 395 seats in parliament, with 42.3 percent of them being female. Japan holds the fewest seats for women, with just 9 percent out of 475 seats. With it being clear they don’t focus on change and progression, but recently there has been a shake-up and traditional political trends may be changing. Yuriko Koike is used to breaking the glass ceiling and set on shifting the political landscape in Japan. Outside of the G20 countries, Rwanda and Bolivia both have over 50 percent of women who hold seats within their parliament. This shows us that women and men can eventually have equality and work alongside one another to create a better place. With the gender gap at work not set to close for another 81 years, the yet slow development of women in parliament gives us hope for the future. With our world seeing a variety of empowering women coming to the forefront, there is no doubt women will soon be seeing more equality in all industries. It is key the rest of the world follows in the footsteps of countries like Rwanda and Bolivia and aim for equality and overall a better economy. We are no longer in a century where women have to prove their worth, they are capable and have proven so. Look at strong females within the media's eye; Theresa May; Michelle Obama; Angela Merkel. Theresa May ranks in second place in Forbes’ Power Women list. She’s leading the way through Brexit negotiations and making history. There is still work to be done for parliaments around the world to update their political systems and to eventually be run equally by both men and women. But for now, there is progress being made. Where does your country come in the list?

    Where are all the women in parliament?

    Over the past 100 years, women have strived for progress and change to equality. As they still continue to close the gender gap in sectors such as education and health, women continue to struggle for...

  • The world will be saved by women

    The world will be saved by women

     “We all know that the feminine values of well-being, love, connection, inclusion, and caring are critical to creating a world that works. But what if these feminine values are the keys to creating the life...

  • Transforming a Worker into a Leader - 5 Handy Hacks

    Transforming a worker into a leader – 5 handy hacks

    Have you ever tried to picture yourself as a business leader? Most employees stay within their comfort zone throughout their career. However, some manage to push the envelope and become managers or other business executives....

  • Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what type of leader you are?

    Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what type of leader you are?

    We’ve heard about quizzes and analytics that measure our personality type, our strengths, our emotional intelligence, our love language, and so on. These all provide an incredible treasure trove of insights that can be a...