Leadership comes in many forms and doesn’t necessarily need a title. Having the courage to reach a decision; articulate a position and lead by doing are easy ways to impact a desired outcome. Some may be reticent to take the plunge – put themselves out there for potential criticism and exposure. But not taking action can also be a conscious decision and end in missed opportunities or an end-result that doesn’t hit the mark. If it’s not in your nature to lead from the top of the line, consider starting with a small project or decision. Maybe it’s a committee where you take ownership or a business decision that requires an innovative approach. Spend time learning your audience and colleagues; their styles of communication and overall team dynamics. Success is often built on relationships and getting to know others is part of the journey.
An entrepreneurial path often requires a courageous type of leadership. Perhaps resources and infrastructure are limited and leadership is more than just an investment of your time and talent. It may mean financial investment in your business, concept or another associate. And that’s when it gets serious! The ability to lead with certainty is an art with no guaranteed outcome. Developing your networking and interpersonal skills in concert with the technical business side are fundamental to your leadership path. Map out where you need reinforcement, set your goals and LEAD! Your path will help to impact and motivate others along the way.
Aviatra Accelerators is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010. Our multi state organization enables women to start and sustain businesses by giving them the resources they need to be successful. Through our expertise in business basics, guidance from mentors and coaches, and access to capital, we continuously encourage our members to move forward, and we embrace them when they return, helping to refuel and reignite their passions.
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In 2010 Aviatra began as a small non-profit with humble operations in Cincinnati has now turned into an established multi-state accelerator offering education, coaching, mentoring, and networking, in addition to preparing women to access capital.