“As leaders, we’re often required to make tough decisions when it comes to managing the business,” says Yvon. “Women normally represent a softer side – which can sometimes lead others to perceive us as being weak. But over the years, I’ve learnt how to apply the ‘gentle approach towards conquering strength’. I apply it to conflict management between customers, vendors and even internal office staff. This has proven invaluable in solving problems while still keeping a good relationship between all parties involved.” Here are Yvon’s top tips for women to excel in management positions:
1) Learn to let go and trust the people you work with. Stop being a perfectionist!
2) Listen, listen and then listen again before attempting to propose a solution.
3) There is a big difference between being passionate about what you do, and being emotional doing it.
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