Throughout history, women have been seen as the nurturers, the peacemakers, the givers of life. But a growing and widespread belief are that we can all benefit from more “feminine” leadership in every aspect of our lives. That’s why this month, we celebrate Women’s History Month as an opportunity to educate ourselves on what it means to be a woman leader and how we can collaborate well with others — male or female — to become more effective and successful in leading with kindness.
Being kind is an active choice. It requires us to make a conscious effort to empathize with others and be generous and thoughtful in our actions. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but it is something that we can all practice.
Leadership requires us to operate in this way more than ever before. In these uncertain times, people are looking for leaders who will listen and understand their concerns and do everything they can to help them succeed. Leaders need empathy and compassion more than ever before.
To lead with kindness, here are some things you should do:
Listen with empathy. Listening is one of the most powerful acts of kindness there is. When you listen without judgment or ulterior motives, you let someone know you’re genuinely interested in what they have to say.
“Kindness requires us to make a conscious effort to empathize with others and be generous and thoughtful in our actions. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but it is something that we can all practice.”Iphigenia Jennings
Treat people with respect. Disrespecting someone isn’t just rude — it’s demeaning, demoralizing, and often humiliating. Showing people genuine respect makes them feel valued and capable of reaching their full potential.
Be generous with your time and attention. Most people want the same thing out of life — to be loved, appreciated, and understood by others.
I hope you are following us on social media for the She Leads with Kindness campaign. We have handpicked some really inspiring women who are leading with kindness daily. They have provided insight on how they lead with kindness and what it means to them. We’ve learned how leading with kindness impacts their daily lives and careers. Don’t forget to check it out. You do not want to miss the gems they are dropping. 😉
We look forward to continuing the journey of kindness with you, sis. So my question for you is-How will you lead with kindness today? Let us know in the comments below!
Talk to you soon, sis!