Author: Raquel Eatmon

Women, Work and the Wingman

By Raquel Eatmon
March 03, 2017 Category: General

We dont think the same so why should our leadership styles be the same? It took me a while to figure it out. Early in my career as a television news broadcaster I felt pressure to fit into a box, follow the leader instead of find the leaderwithin myself. Perhaps some pressure was self-imposed, either way the problem was riding me and I would later learn, I wasnt alone. Over time weve been introduced to many leadership theories. The Great Man Theory debuted in the 1940s and basically crushed the dreams of millions of people with limitations. The Great Man Theory wasnt so great at all, it assumed that the traits of leadership are intrinsic- that great leaders are born. We now know better. Weve dismantled that theory because it isnt true. But what is true is that leadership can be taught and mastered. Each one of us have the power to transform our lives. We have a choice in reinventing ourselves. We have options, to accept mediocrity or go for the gold. When I founded Woman of Power

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