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Glenn Llopis on 4 Skills that Give Women a Sustainable Advantage Over Men

May 3, 2012

Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion faculty member Glenn Llopis is a recent contributor to Forbes.com. In his article, 4 Skills that Give Women a Sustainable Advantage Over Men, he highlights innate abilities that women express which are redefining today’s business landscape.

According to Glenn, “women are naturally wired to think, act and innovate like immigrants.  Women, more than men, have the ability to see what others don’t, do what others won’t and keep pushing their ideas and ideals when prudence says quit.” Here’s a snapshot of his breakdown on the female’s advantage from his article.

Women are:

Opportunity Experts
Women see opportunity in everything and everyone–their neighbors, friends, family, business associates, strategic partners, etc. Women have the ability to see opportunity and give their ideas life and inspire others to do the same. Women, when given the opportunity to be themselves, are natural leaders!

Networking Professionals
Women are masters of navigation and putting their ideas to the test is their gift. They do this through networking. They follow-up and make sure they sow their seeds of ideas in the most fertile networking  ground. Additionally, their inherent ability to be creative allows for the discovery of opportunities that most miss.

Relationship Specialists
Women are specialists at cultivating relationships that are purposeful, genuine, and meaningful. They focus on growing healthy, long-lasting relationships. Women don’t quit. They thrive at creating and sustaining momentum for both themselves and others.

Natural Givers
Women seek to give to others but also to their communities. Why do you think most non-profits are run by women? Women enjoy living their lives through a cause that serves the advancement and acceleration of societal needs. This is why in the workplace, women are great at inspiring and lifting those around them. This is why most women leaders are such excellent long-term strategic thinkers. They are less inclined to rally behind a short-term strategy if a more sustainable approach can be executed.

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