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12 Quotes to Boost Your Leadership Skills

12 Quotes to Boost Your Leadership Skills

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“Practice empathy in action; don’t just ask what people need - listen, put yourself in their shoes, and act.” -Sarah LaFleur, Mobilize Women 2018

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“We need to lead as women, and that entails tapping into our own authentic voices. As we stand up and speak, we need to speak from the core of our values rather than in reaction to what we are against. To speak with integrity, not with anger.” -Claudia Chan, Mobilize Women 2017

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“Start with welcoming everyone. It sounds so fundamental, but women experience a higher degree of belonging uncertainty. In the first few weeks with a new hire, share stories, normalize that uncertainty, and it becomes this thing that doesn’t grow and make you feel with less confidence.” -Candice Morgan, Mobilize Women 2017

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“As an employer, do an anonymous survey about engagement, harassment, discrimination - and take the results seriously.” -Charlotte A. Burrows, Mobilize Women 2018

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“Emotional labor is having vulnerable, hard, compassionate, meaningful conversations with all people. It means sitting in spaces of shared intimacy with other men and talking about how we are lonely, how we are sad, how we are confused, how we want to divest in systems of patriarchy, but we don’t know how to.” -Wade Davis, Mobilize Women 2017

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“If you are offering benefits to your employees and they’re not taking them, that is an indicator that there is something in your culture that is sour.” -Kiersten Barnet, Mobilize Women 2019

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“The companies that get it let us be ourselves, and meet us where we are.” -Sallie Krawcheck, Mobilize Women 2017

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“Don’t confuse kind, nice, and fair. We want fairness and transparency, even when having the tough conversations.” -Ajay Banga, Mobilize Women 2019

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“We give more credence to those that exited the firm than those that survive. Sit down with a new hire and ask what’s important to you outside of work and how do we make work for you. Of course, you need to do in a way that makes it feel comfortable for both parties. And the challenge is you need mature managers to manage this process.” -Michelle King, Mobilize Women 2017

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“Look for what people are interested in doing, what makes their eyes light up, and give them those opportunities. Don’t just look for people who have done it before.” -Charlotte A. Burrows, Mobilize Women 2018

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“Bottom up efforts, if you can make them happen, are the key to sustain change.” -Craig Newmark, 2017

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“Create an environment where everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from, has an opportunity to develop, succeed, get promoted, and become a leader. If that’s your target, then you’re going to include everyone.” -Susan Lee, Mobilize Women 2019

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