Five crucial leadership lessons from a working mother by Melissa Kushner at The Globe and Mail on 18 February 2014

This article gets straight to the point – so will I.

  • Use your gender to your advantage – men and women leaders should both be at the table, and women should embrace their skills
  • Be resolute in your decision to be a working mother – you have to be able to accept that there will have to be trade-offs
  • Being a mother can make you a better leader – you have to become more efficient to get everything done
  • Embrace your strengths and your weaknesses – work on your weaknesses, build on your strengths, but don’t be afraid to be who you are and what you believe in
  • Trust your team (and if you don’t, get a new team) – surround yourself with people who “complement your skills and compensate for your weaknesses”
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