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Quietly Powerful Women Leaders – Unique Pathway to Promotion | WLS 107 Sabrina Braham and Megumi Miki
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In this globally interconnected and changing world where the “alpha” or “hero” leadership often dominates, it is empowering to know that Quietly Powerful Women Leaders, who are often overlooked and taken advantage of, have immense value to contribute to organizations. But how do we encourage more quiet women professionals to shift their beliefs about leadership and view their quiet nature as a strength to be a great leader while staying authentic? Listen today and find out. Do you want to know what a Quietly Powerful Woman Leader is like? Do you consider yourself as a quiet person and wonder how you can leverage your quiet nature for career development? Do you think men are as equally challenged as women are in terms of leadership while staying true to their nature? And now that most of us are working from home because of the pandemic, how can quietly powerful women leaders still thrive on virtual meetings and sessions? In this episode of Women’s Leadership Success, Sabrina Braham interviews Megumi Miki, author of Quietly Powerful, a fantastic book about Quietly Powerful leaders who view their quiet nature as a strength for career development and to succeed in their own way, rather than seeing it as a disadvantage. This podcast will empower women to embrace their quietly powerful nature to fulfill their own potential as incredible leaders which is an important tool to thrive during this current pandemic where most of us are working from our homes. This new episode also aims to encourage organizations to expand their beliefs about what effective leadership looks like. Megumi Miki Interview on Quietly Powerful Women – Unique Way to Promotion Megumi Miki is a Leadership Consultant bringing in her 20 years of experience and practical knowledge of business strategy, finance, leadership, organizational development and culture change. She is the author of the book called Quietly Powerful where she talks her own experience and that of Quietly Powerful Leaders who have achieved great success while staying authentic. Women’s Leadership Success 107 Summary: Quietly Powerful Women Leaders What is a Quiet Powerful Leader look like? Quiet Powerful Leaders are not always in the public unless they have to. They are also very humble and purpose-driven leaders. As discussed in Quietly Powerful book, quietly powerful women leaders have three attributes: Comfortable with their own skins that they can share their strengths and weaknesses. They believe it’s a collective effort to get things done and they do not treat themselves as center of control or center of power. They’re present when interacting with others. They connect deeply with their people and not treat their relationship as a transactional kind. This kind of attribute really speaks how great listeners they are and how they really tap into understanding their people. Quietly Powerful Leaders are very purposeful. They don’t like the center of attention and some of them are reluctant to become leaders or get promoted. The only reason why they stepped us is because they developed a sense of purpose that was greater than themselves and felt like they can contribute to that. Quiet VS Quietly Powerful Quiet People most of the time just disempower themselves. They use their quiet nature as an excuse to not engage because they feel like they will not be heard. So they just hold back and that is disempowering. On the other hand, Quietly Powerful Leaders use their nature more deliberately. They stay quiet when it is useful and they speak when they need to. Shifting from Quiet to Quietly Powerful A process of awareness building. First, one must appreciate themselves fully, take good and the bad, appreciate the strengths and the weaknesses. Second, adapt purposefully on a situation or role that requires you to attend training and seminars to be much more effective in the job. By adapting purposefully,