Laura Weaving
Duo Global Consulting

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Three behaviours of successful female leaders and how you can elevate in 2020

Although the government agenda aims to have one third of all boards made up of women by 2020, it is a sad fact that this number is currently trailing behind.

Even where the number appears to be growing, in a lot of cases, this has become a tick box exercise, as opposed to really looking at the development of female leaders and their potential valuable contribution to business growth.

Duo Global Consulting, a North East-based behavioural consultancy, has developed a new programme to help high-performing professional women elevate their leadership impact, and progress the development of the female executive pipeline.

The company has uncovered a solution to develop key behaviours that women need to harness in order to continue to elevate as impactful leaders.

Laura Weaving, managing director and founder of Duo Global Consulting, said: “We have launched this programme to equip influential business women with the tools they need to create lasting personal and professional change by providing insight into the key thinking, beliefs and behaviours of successful female leaders.

“This programme encourages, inspires and unlocks some of the barriers that women may face when in leadership positions, and gives them an actionable development opportunity to progress in their career. These are three key impact areas that we have seen successful female leaders execute.”

1. The pursuit of change

Truly great female leaders have both a skill in seeking out and spotting opportunities for positive change in their business environment, alongside the willingness to embrace the discomfort that often comes with change.

Leaders who successfully implement change and experience the biggest gains usually also have an innate talent for engaging and influencing their team to come along for the ride.

2. Increasing resilience

Resilient female leaders not only increase their personal efficacy but, by leading by example, also stimulate a culture where people seek out opportunities for growth and drive a safe, honest and collaborative environment for their team to elevate outside of their comfort zone.

By building trust, strong team relationships and open communication, great leaders are able to keep resilience and team morale high even during times of turbulence or uncertainty.

3. Driving positive conflict

A key difference between a great female leader and an average one is their ability to not only have difficult conversations in a timely and effective manner, but their capacity to truly build a culture that embraces and drives positive conflict.

A true leader will have mastered having win-win interactions where both parties drive through conflict to create long lasting, positive outcomes.

Laura continued: “We are committed to building an established group of female business leaders helping to maximise their impact and accelerate their performance in leadership and executive board level positions.”

Duo’s next female leadership programme will start in Newcastle in January and will run once a month until June 2020.

To find out more about how you, or senior female leaders in your business, can benefit visit DuoGlobalConsulting.com.

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