Rethinking Our Role in Leadership!

Aliya Bashir
Posted August 22, 2015
Leadership
You are a born Leader!

Being a journalist from a conflict ridden place which has always been seething with violence, terror, shooting sprees and encounters, I have always seen people feeling helpless to tackle the issues that are affecting their lives on day to day basis.

So, I believe Women’s role in the Leadership sphere is crucial to achieve any sort of development or peace process to shape up powerful public opinions right from their own homes. They have the innate skills to become leaders in their own unique situations but all that is required is to become self-aware of their smart power and have stronger leadership.

Leadership is not a title or a position, it is the small, consistent and powerful steps that women ought to take and become sensitized of their own potential advantages, as they are placed at the heart of their families.

I sincerely believe in the power of storytelling and that is why I am so excited to be a part of this incredible journey at World Pulse.

One of the important beliefs that I carry along with myself is EMPATHY. This is the critical skill for effective leadership!

So, I welcome everyone on this crucial platform where we would encourage feelings in an atmosphere of trust without offering any judgement or do not try to ‘win the conversation’. Let’s be there for each other and make this world a beautiful place to live!!!

...ENDS...

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Lisa Anderson
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

Dear Aliya,

What a lovely post and intro! I love how you discuss storytelling and the power of empathy. You will be an incredble leader and community builder for the Leadership Group as a Community Champion. Shine on!

Warm regards,

Lisa

Aliya Bashir
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015

Dear Lisa,

Thank you very much indeed for your trust in me!

I am so gald to interact with the powerful women leaders on this network and spread the power of empathy through moving storytelling!

Thank you!

Regards

Aliya

Liz Poulsen
Aug 27, 2015
Aug 27, 2015

Aliya - 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. It is so inspiring to me to see you encouraging constant leadership and empathy, even in the midst of a violent and often chaotic atmosphere. Please continue to share with us, it is inspiring to us all!

Warmly,

Liz

Aliya Bashir
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015

Dear Liz,

Thank you for your encouraging words!  

Definitely I am going to shout out and loudly deliver my message!

Ther is no reason to hold back!!!

Keep on encouraging me!

Regards

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2015

Dear Aliya,

Your reminder to us all that it is the small, consistent and powerful steps that create leadership, is both wise and so encouraging. That you have been able to be a journalist from a place filled with such violence speaks strongly of your strength and courage. I am so thankful to be able to link arms with you within this amazing WorldPulse.

Tam

Aliya Bashir
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015

Dear Tam,

Thank you for your warm response.

It is really hard to keep going in turbulent times. But, it is equally so enriching to see people working so hard and trying to push themselves beyond all the boundaries for peaceful societies.

Whatever I have become today has to do everything with the place where I was born. It not only taught me the worth of life but how badly the sincere leadership, inclusive of mothers is crucial!

Let's keep on working together and tread this journey of leadership together!

Regards

Aliya

Elvire
Sep 01, 2015
Sep 01, 2015

Thank you Aliya.

Your post reminds me of this female leader whom someone was talking about, saying: ''you do not see power war in her ways, she does not lord over people, she does not come across bossy or like a commander, but she gets things done. People obey her, and joyfully. How does she do that?''

Female leadership does not need to be agressive or controlling. People respond well to gentleness, empathy, encouragement, smiles, and they feel energised to go the extra mile.

Thanks for that great reminder.

Aliya Bashir
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 02, 2015

Dear Elvire,

What a wonderful message, dear!

Thank you very much for this gentle reminder from your side as well that we need to be ourselves, without doubting our own being and gender!

Yes, together, we can initiate the change!

Thank you!

Regards

Surya Simon
Sep 13, 2015
Sep 13, 2015

Dear Aliya,

What a wonderful message! Many people think that leaders are born and that being a leader is about power and fame and money. But, I think these are ideas propogated by corrupt politicians. There is a leader in everybody. I believe that if women feel that way, we will be the ones to bring about change and goodness. For those who feel that you are stuck in the kitchen and there is no possibility to explore leadership, then know that you are already a leader who makes decisions. It is what you make and put out on the table that your family eats. Without you, your family would be headless chickens running around in panic. So, regardless of what we do, we are all leaders. We just have to know it and let others know it too.

Aliya Bashir
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015

Dear Supriya,

Thank you for sharing your sincere thoughts.

It feels great when we see women all around the world pouring their amazing thoughts on true leadership for women, which already lies in them. All they need to do is to recognize that.

Thank you again!