Each year, women bloggers around the world meet up at the BlogHer Publishing Network conference. BlogHer ’12 inspired Hillary Batchelder of SmartBlog on Leadership to share five women’s leadership lessons that she learned while attending the conference:
- Strength comes in numbers, but it only takes one voice to lead.
- Value your voice — and in your own way.
- You don’t need an answer if it’s not the right question.
- Don’t let distractions rule a conversation.
- First and final ingredient: enthusiasm.
Explaining #3 in more detail, Batcheider writes:
Rephrasing an unhelpful question can be a fantastic way to lead a dialogue. In her keynote conversation with BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone, Katie Couric had a few telling points on certain questions that she gets asked simply because she’s a woman in a leadership position. “I always felt uncomfortable with the ‘How do you do it?’ questions because Brian Williams never gets asked that question,” Couric said. Don’t be afraid to rephrase the wrong question to create one that makes sense.
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