Here’s the kind of DM (direct message) that keeps me awake when it’s time to go to sleep, on a Sunday evening:
From @bizshrink : “Notice the shoes” and a link to a TED talk.
So, of course, I followed the link, clicked, waited a few seconds with the now famous TED jingle, and I discovered an islandic woman on red stilettos walking her talk, straightly and warmly!
“Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 (I counted 4) traditionally “feminine” values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.”
The 4 “feminine” values according to Halla:
- Risk Awareness
- Straight Talking
- Emotional Capital
- Profit with Principles
What I loved most in her speech?
When she talks about strong, courageous, independent women vikings (just picture her dressed as a viking /viqueen with red leather boots…?)
When she evokes the day when she understood , at 7, the power of women in economy and in the society.
And when she says:
“It’s not about women being better than men, it’s actually about women being different than men, bringing different values and different ways to the table.
So, what do you get? You get better decision making. You get less herd behaviour. And both of those things hit your bottom line with very positive results.”
So what are you waiting for?
Put on your red shoes and dance the NOW Leadership with Anne Pershel and me!
Hint: next NOW Leadership Blog Carnival, published on the 15th of December, will be about Women, Power and The Irresistible Red Stilettos…
If you’re tempted, you can still join us, as long as you bring your powered shoes along, we provide the hot and spicy red wine, the music and the Christmas Carnival Venue!