In my experiences as a female leader, we spend a good portion of our careers trying to attain our desired status and position, while also creating and fostering our leadership style for an open, in-person and community-based work environment.
Given that this pandemic has shifted more of us to virtual work, how can we positively impact organizations?
This article summarizes a conversation Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council recently enjoyed with two seasoned female executives from a major Northeast Ohio corporation.
Both executives are using their insight to uplift, encourage and motivate their employees primarily through virtual technology.
Multiple lessons in leadership growth were gleaned by the Council which can now be seamlessly applied to a virtual environment.
This shared experience reminded me of how important purposeful communication can be to uplifting coworkers. Connecting and bonding with people in meaningful ways constitutes the core of my leadership philosophy.
In Gary Myers’ Ted Talk – “How Virtual Leadership is changing the Game,” he says “Leadership is predicated upon the strength of the bonds that you form with the individuals that put their trust in you.”
Remember that leadership is an ongoing journey – whether in-person or through Zoom!
What should your virtual leadership look like?