Leadership Twitter Hour

The Athena Network host a weekly Twitter Hour on Monday’s from 8-9pm. To get involved with the chat you are able to follow by using the hashtag #Athenabizhour.

Each week will feature an expert in their field or a focused Networking & Strategy Topic . It is a fabulous forum to ask and answer each others questions around the topic or profession, share advice tips and testimonials.

It is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, Regional Directors and visitors from around the UK and beyond.

This week we had a focused topic on Leadership. There were was so much great content, here is a selection below;

Leadership is...It’s been a long week in politics. Made me think a lot about leadership. What does that word mean to you? @Networkbarefoot

Yes what a week! leadership to me is being accountable for your actions and leading by example!@emmaseddon

Being clear, focused, reliable,understand your team, acknowledge strengths, support weaker areas

@emmaseddon I absolutely agree! Follow through on a promise no matter how difficult it is #AthenaBizHour Honour the word.

But could leadership also mean be brave enough to admit getting it wrong & changing direction? @mumpreneursclub

Yes! A #leader would do that despite how it may look for them @Networkbarefoot

Listening, making difficult decisions, being concerned about people.@August_safety

leadership is about helping others to lead themselves and get results. @AthenaCSurrey
-Leaders leading leaders … love that!

It means thinking about taking on some of these new roles that have just become available & doing something about it @AthenaBristol

Leadership makes me think of who is in charge? Who has the ultimate responsibility. @PinpointMktg

Good point . We don’t always get things right but important to admit, adjust, move forward. @mumspreneursclub

Trust, Integrity, Loyalty, Inspiration and of course Respect @AthenaWarks
-Love those. The same and bringing love, joy and a deep transformation to business

Be the kind of leaderWe think vision, a plan and leading by example which means behaving with integrity. @mumpreneursclub

Do you think it is possible to #leadwithlove ? Not fluffy but fierce … like a mother @networkbarefoot

Absolutely! Protection, pride, nurture and delight in seeing growth @athenaWarks

If you let go of all the beliefs of what a leader should be how would you then behave?

With integrity. Leaders in all areas I admire most have all had integrity. Very underrated these days @LoveYoutrition

Leadership comes in all forms, but I always say to treat people how you would like to be treated. @PinpointMktg

Leadership is having the ability to carry on even when the going gets tough

Making difficult decisions is an important part of leadership @networkbarefoot
– but deciding is the key element. Whether you do or you don’t you must decide, preferably quickly @AthenaBristol
-Truth! Nothing to do but action to take. Decision made now take action

They require big girl pants & huge dollop of brave. Making them = leadership, not = caretaking @mumpreeursclub

Popular topic this evening ladies. If you could choose one person to be your leadership mentor who would it be?

-From the past it would have to be Anita Roddick. She inspired a peaceful, commercial revolution @SaraGuiel
-Old Head, Sister Margaret at Convent. Amazing woman, put us all first always. was warrior @LoveYOUtrition
-One of mine would be Winston Churchill; “when you are going through hell keep going”

Who are the best female role models around you..? @YuzuUK
-My fellow #athena members without doubt. I also have 2 friends in particular who #inspire me hugely @CedarBSS
-Probably my Athena ladies! All pulling together to build each other up. Inspiring LoveYOUtrition
-too true, I’m lifted up after every meeting @YuzuUK
-Yup! Plus am able to make long overdue life changes because of the support and way I now view myself @LoveYOUtrition
—Love this!! The power of #athena is immense
-So true. I’ve made some life changing decisions since I joined @AugustSafety
-Very true. the meetings make you think, take stock, plan and be IN the business not just on it @PinpointMktg
-It is. I am now leader in my life! Everyone happier as not drifting. Focused & clear

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