It’s about coming back into balance.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to send out a free educational email series detailing important leadership principles and information geared specifically towards highly sensitive people and empaths.
This is in celebration and promotion of the Highly Sensitive Person Leadership Academy, opening September 5th, only to the waitlist!
The way I see it, HSPs and empaths — and generally heart-centered, intuitive, creative, and empathetic people — actually make amazing leaders.
But it’s hard for us to believe this, own this, and step into it, even if we’re ambitious or natural leaders and do desire to lead more.
This is because, especially in Western society, we’ve never really had models of leadership that weren’t traditionally masculine and patriarchal.
So it’s easy for us to think that leadership is one way over here, and since we don’t resonate with that, we don’t look like that, we don’t act like that, that doesn’t feel right to us, we’re not meant to be leaders, or we wouldn’t be able to hack it as a leader.
I want to talk today about some principles of what can be referred to as “feminine leadership” and why it’s needed now and why HSPs are the perfect people to bring this style of leadership to the forefront.
So let’s go, and dive into principles of feminine leadership!
First off, we need to understand this: feminine leadership is often conflated with women’s leadership, when it’s not really the same thing. Feminine leadership is not gender-specific.
You may assume that masculine and feminine leadership is about biology — that only men embody masculine leadership and only women embody feminine leadership. This is a common and frustrating misunderstanding that often leads to unproductive conversations and beliefs.
The other common misunderstanding when it comes to masculine and feminine leadership is that masculine energies of leadership are inherently bad. After all, we’re clearly in a period of more masculine leadership the past several hundred years, and look where that’s gotten us!