<![CDATA[Leadership Forum - International Museum of Women]]> <![CDATA[Leadership Forum - International Museum of Women]]> en Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:21:40 GMT Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:21:40 GMT <![CDATA[Leadership]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=601 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:21:40 GMT
By: RochelleDean
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:21:40 PM

I think that leaders are born. Leadership is not something sought after but rather, something that is walked into because of the passion within and the ability to see the need. ]]>
<![CDATA[Leadership]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=602 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:01:52 GMT
By: RochelleDean
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:01:52 PM

I feel that the majority of people want to be leaders because they assume that they have the qualities but I have recognized that the majority of great leaders tend to walk into leadership not fully recognizing that they have. It just happens, not because of power, prestige or even purpose. It happens because they see a need. ]]>
<![CDATA[Women and Politics--An Agenda for Empowerment]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=580 Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:18:44 GMT Friday, June 03, 2011 1:18:44 AM

Women Leadership at the climax should play an important role in inspiring and encouraging the participation of women in politics at all levels.It is the need of the hour to examine and study this topic of contemporary relevance in Asia. ]]>
<![CDATA[Women Behaving Badly]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=494 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:16:15 GMT Women Behaving Badly
By: Leading Ladies' Network
Monday, June 07, 2010 4:16:15 AM

We ought to expect our leaders to exhibit integrity and submit themselves to high ethical standards regardless of their gender. It is particularly disheartening when women fall prey to the allure of corruption on any level. However, I believe that honesty and integrity are traits of habit. If we can encourage women AND men to make integrity a way of life, it will be more easily maintained when they assume positions of leadership that affect the lives of millions. Schools like Ashesi University in Ghana are incorporating integrity and honor code into their community. This is one of the innovative ways that could lead to a new breed of ethical leadership in Africa. ]]>
<![CDATA[What Difference Do Women Make?]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=82 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:02:32 GMT My mother
By: jmaruru
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:02:32 AM

A few days ago, my brother and I had a conversation. He is a teenager, and had just read the gossip-blah about Rihanna and Chris Brown. I have no idea how it happened, but at one point my brother said, "I would never hit a woman, even if she pissed me off. First of all, mom would never forgive me, and besides, who am I to hit a fellow human being?" My mother taught us to think of either gender with respect in spite of difference. It might sound a bit preachy, but the reason I walked away from an abusive relationship, is because I knew even before it started that I deserved better. My mother showed me by example. Mothers teach, with instilled lesson and by example... ]]>
<![CDATA[Women as Political Actors in Pakistan]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=236 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:58:35 GMT
By: Taranjot Sidhu
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 1:58:35 PM

I have to agree with Julia on the subject of the reservation system in Pakistan. While it sounds like a great idea to begin with, it is clearly not practiced in a way where it could create a positive, non-sexist country for the future. The reservation system on the local level seems fair, yet on the state level it seems to lose its functionality. By appointing socialite women themselves, the parties are undermining the capable and qualified women that could actually make a difference in the government. Furthermore, with the placement of unqualified women in these positions stigmatizes women as being inferior and once again indirectly reestablishes sexism even more strongly. Next, we can look at the differences of opinions between Masuma Hasan and Fatima Bhutto... ]]>
<![CDATA[Leadership in the Workplace]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=234 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:46:37 GMT Great Point Renee
By: deZengo Moore
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:46:37 PM

I think you are absolutely correct and I further submit my thoughts on leadership skills that are universally successful. 1. Active Listening (as Renee states) 2. Treat with Respectful 3. Reward feedback, suggestions & input with positive feedback 4. Look for ways to involve and empower the individual. 5. Honesty, Integrity, and Sincerity go a long way. 6. Appreciation 7. Trust & Faith in Employee(s) 8. Positive Attitude 9. Lead by Example 10. Willingness to Change ]]>
<![CDATA[women leader]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=92 Sun, 29 Jun 2008 18:07:47 GMT Female leadership adopted by men
By: Naina Holsve
Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:07:47 AM

My experience from Norway and Denmark, is that our leaders, both in politics and business, now have a more "female" style. And also, those leaders are more successful than others. They get more done using a soft style. There is no reason for women to adopt the oldstyle harsh methods to force people to listen and obey. Women are generally very caring, and should stay so, also as leaders. But at the same time, we must not take everyones troubles upon our shoulders. Sometimes it is better to inspire rather than show symphaty. ]]>
<![CDATA[Standards of women leaders]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=127 Wed, 28 May 2008 02:32:37 GMT Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:32:37 PM

It is not unusual for a woman today to be seen as an asset in some political situations - particularly in circumstances where she is unexpected, or even a novelty, and can be seen to voters as a sign of a party's 'modernity' or renewal. But once a woman is actually in office (political), focus quickly shifts from symbolic value to performance. Question: What do you think the standards are that people judge a leader by, the woman leader ? Share your views... Cheers, Shaheen Sultan Dhanji ]]>
<![CDATA[Women Leaders]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=126 Fri, 09 May 2008 20:48:22 GMT Women leaders
By: sesame seed
Friday, May 09, 2008 1:48:22 PM

You bring up a great point here, Patrick. Thank you! Yes, being a woman doesn’t necessarily mean a good leader or a better leader. I think the issue is for citizens of this world to vote with their conscience. The focus should not be on giving more women – any women – the opportunity to rise to power; it should be on choosing leaders who demonstrate good judgement, and can make decisions that are beneficial to their people, and the people of the world. Leaders who think beyond their borders, and promote Justice EVERYWHERE, are good leaders… woman or man. Your comments though also reminds me of the old adage “power corrupts”… and I would caution against using this as an excuse for those leaders who have failed while in power... ]]>