Typical business models focus on masculine energyOur typical leadership models are all masculine in energy. Even the most powerful women and women-identified leaders lead with this energy. And that is fine. They have become successful with this typical model and that is great. But there is another way to lead that invites a whole other level of success. It’s leadership that fuses feminine energy with the masculine energy set we’ve already been leveraging.
Feminine energy brings the balance to masculine energyFeminine energy is the yin to masculine energy’s yang. When we think about the balance of yin and yang in the development of our individual power (not necessarily as it relates to leadership), there are five yin and yang Power Pairs. One example is commanding respect (yin) and creating your own stage (yang). Commanding respect is about inner authority that shows up externally. It’s how you’re seen, heard, and known. This isn’t about asking. It’s about coming into the world commanding (not demanding) your space. On the other side is the stage you want to create—I’m not talking about TV or Talk Shows. Think of your stage as a sanctuary. You can have a stage for yourself and you can have a different stage for your business. Is your stage spacious? Luxurious? Private? You’re creating your own stage as a place to command. See how they fit together? You can also see how these would lend themselves to leadership. Integrating the two energies makes for powerful leadership. Here are five pairs of feminine energy with masculine energy specific to developing more powerful leadership
- Potential (unknown) with ego (known)
- Intuition (right brain) with focus (left brain)
- Collaboration with competition
- Infinite energy with finite resources (money is energy)
- Divine creativity with production