10 tips from the most successful women in the world
When waking up better? How to manage your time properly? How to defend its interests and to find a good mentor? Their tips are divided into successful business lady - Member ranking of the most powerful women by Forbes the world, including the chairman of the board of directors Avon Andrea Jung, CEO of hotel chain Four Seasons Katie Taylor, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Editor of Vogue Anna Wintour and others.
Wake up early in the
Starbucks president Michelle Gass wakes up every morning at 4:30 and goes for a run. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avon Andrea Jung wakes up at 5 in the morning. Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour starts playing tennis at 6 o'clock in the morning, then goes to work. According to their accounts, success is easier to achieve when starting the day before the others.
Try to agree on working conditions in advance
Studies show that women are in talks about working conditions less and less success than men. And this is one of the main reasons why women still earn less than men. In most developed countries, women earn about 80-85 cents for every dollar earned by men, and the gap increased with age. On average, a girl 20 years old gets 90% of 20-year-old male wages. After 30 years, women earn on average around 75% of the earnings of her 50-year-old peer.
Katie Taylor, CEO of the hotel brand Four Seasons, said that she was obsessed with the idea of control, but trying to restrain himself and for the common good is learning to delegate assignments subordinates. Imagine that your career is like a juggling balls. Part of the balls are made of glass and scatter to pieces if you drop them, and those that are made of rubber, will jump on the floor quietly. It is not necessary to juggle with rubber balls.
Find a mentor
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says that you can not just ask someone to become his mentor. It is a gradual process and thoughtful communication. After the meeting, write an e-mail the person who would be your mentor. Send them an interesting article or acquaint with someone who might be useful to them. And continue to maintain a relationship with him. Perhaps, over time, this person will be able to give you valuable advice and provide real help, for example, to recommend you a new job.
In today's world, when there are changes to the speed of sound, it is very important to keep the curiosity to learn new things and adapt to a new environment around you. Co-chair of Disney board of directors of Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television Group Anne Sweeney speaks of himself as a man whose "stimulates curiosity", because "it encourages people" and "leads to new ideas, new jobs, new projects." "The best thing that you can do - is constantly asking questions", - she says.
Hire smart and professional staff equips them with the tools to work and listen carefully. People who open a new and able to listen to others, much more succeed, it is easier to draw conclusions. CEO of the American unit retail and media company QVC Claire Watts every Tuesday conducts an open day at the company. On this day, any employee can talk to Watts, ask questions and share their observations.
Put career goals
The general director of Campbell's Soup Denise Morrison since childhood wanted to do business and run the company. She learned how to effectively set goals in business and in life in general - both short-term and long-term - and now always keeps these goals and plan to achieve them in the head. Careers for Morrison - is moving up and the possibility of continuous development. If the work is not consistent with the global objectives of Morrison, she was just looking for another job. That's what Denise has realized his childhood dream.
Do not be afraid to
First, you need to understand what you want, and then to achieve it. And courage is useful to you. For example, a cautionary tale CEO KeyCorp Beth Mooney. She got her first job in the banking industry until two years after graduation. During this time, she was trying to get in all the major banks in the Texas Dallas, participated in several training programs. At the end of Beth so desperate that Bank Republic Bank of Dallas, she simply refused to get out of the head office as long as he did not offer her a job. She had to wait three hours. Finally, the head said he would give her the opportunity to work when she received an MBA degree at night school. What is the moral of the story? Do not be afraid to insist on his!
Learn to say no
Get used to the word "no." Sometimes you will hear him. Sometimes you have to say it. The Executive Director of the UN World Food Program Ertarin Kazin says women heavier men to squeeze out "no." But you do not give up and exercise. Over time, it becomes easier to refuse.
There is a legend that Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before it invented the light bulb. "I've found 10,000 evidence that my calculations are wrong", - he said. But the scientist did not give up, "because each unsuccessful attempt - this is another step forward." According to research, most women reach maximum success after 30 years of hard work, but there is still a lot of interesting things. To be successful, you need perseverance, endurance and patience.