The Top 10 Qualities of a Good Leader

Discover the top 10 qualities of a good leader for the 21st century! Do you have them? Or would you benefit from leadership training and development? We believe you can teach many of these qualities at effective leadership development programs.

Discover the top 10 qualities of a good leader

There is a wide range of opinions regarding the top qualities of a good leader. What is clear is that, among the many identifiable characteristics shared by leaders, some are more innate than others. Which means that there are certain basic traits individuals are born with and others you can help them develop via leadership training. For our list, we chose key characteristics for leaders of the 21st century to remain relevant.

Oprah Winfrey, inspirational leader | Discover the top 10 qualities of a good leader!

Oprah Winfrey, inspirational leader

The top 10 qualities of a good leader

10 Ability to Connect and Communicate- Leaders are master connectors and communicators, a skill that, despite being largely innate, can be taught. They must have the ability to: Connect with employees, clients, vendors, partners, the media, and others and connect their ideas with the needs of the market. And also the ability to communicate their ideas and their vision, the effectiveness of which depends on their communication styles. Go ahead and read Communication Styles That Won’t Carry You Up the Ladder and see if you may be making these mistakes!

9 Ability to inspire- One of the qualities of a good leader most often recognized in iconic figures such as Oprah or Steve Jobs is the ability to inspire others. Although some individuals’ inspire others with their natural charisma, it is possible to teach the mechanics of inspiration. A mark of a true 21st century leader is the ability to inspire others to be leaders themselves

8 Commitment- Only when a leader is committed to their organization’s goals, principles and values can they inspire others to be committed. That commitment needs to be felt in their willingness to work hard and to be measured by the same standards as everyone else. In other words, when employees see leaders making sacrifices, they are more willing to make them themselves. Commitment is a hard (if not impossible) to teach quality. Leadership training is not really effective here.

The top 10 qualities of a Good leader | Leadership development

The top 10 qualities of a good leader

7 Focus- A laser focus on the organization’s goals is necessary to move it forward. The most effective leaders are those able to keep their focus on the long-term mission even when dealing with short-term challenges. This is one of the qualities of a good leader for which leadership development can be effective.

6 Intelligence- It may go without saying that in order to lead an organization you need to have a certain amount of intelligence. You don’t need to have the highest IQ in the room as you could compensate with street smarts, preparation and choosing the right team, but you do need to be moderately smart.

5 Multicultural sensitivity- We live in an increasingly diverse world where the ability to connect with people from different backgrounds is critical to the success of any organization. Leaders who are conversant in cultural sensitivity have a big advantage over their peers who remain in the ivory tower. Leadership development focused on cultural diversity training can be useful here.

One of the good qualities of a leader is passion.  - Albert Einstein talent quote

One of the good qualities of a leader is passion.

4 Passion- At the center of what characterizes a leader is their passion. Passion is the energy that makes things happen, that makes people attractive to others. This is a very hard quality to instill via leadership training in people who are not passionate about anything. You can try, however, to help individuals who are passionate about a variety of things to focus on something specific.

3 Positive Attitude- Leaders must always have a positive, can-do attitude. It’s the only way to face difficulties and overcome crises. Although you can teach how to see things in a positive light and keep up a positive attitude, we tend to think that, to a large extent, people are born with a tendency to see the glass half-full or half-empty. Leadership development may have a limited effect on this trait.

2 Vision- This is what distinguishes leaders from followers. It’s the dream. Their vision of what can be created that doesn’t yet exist, of how far the organization and its products or services can go, what dream can be achieved. Another one of the very intrinsic characteristics of a leader that is hard to teach.

And the number one quality of a good leader is!!!

1 Willingness to make mistakes- Every leader worth their salt is a risk taker and embraces mistakes as part of the journey. They know mistakes will happen along the way. But a true 21st Century leader also:

  • Encourages their team to make mistakes
  • Doesn’t punish people for making mistakes as a result of risk-taking
  • Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

 

Richard Branson, one of the top inspirational leaders | Leadership training

Leaders are dreamers focused on their vision!

Leadership training is it effective for leadership development?

It depends on the kind of leadership training. Some leadership training programs are particularly good at eliciting employees’ most important leadership skills. When you combine these programs with leadership development in the areas where the particular employee is weak (perhaps communications or focus) and you can easily see a leader emerge. There are other leadership training programs, however, that would have you believe that you could make a leader out of someone who lacks some of the very basic qualities of a good leader such as intelligence, passion and vision.

Not everyone is a natural born leader and not everyone is even interested in being a leader. The challenge is to look beyond your own stereotypes to find diamonds in the rough and to offer them the right leadership development opportunities so they can flourish.

21 Famous and Funny Communication Quotes. Share Away!

We all love communication quotes. Heck! We all love quotes, period. We share with you how to pick the right one to make light of a mishap or to help improve the flow of communication in the workplace, and 21 fabulous communication quotes!!!

After the success of our communication skills quiz, and the self-esteem quotes and women supporting women quotes, we felt it was time to bring you the best communication quotes. To inspire you, we selected the ones that zero- in on good and bad communication skills.

Because things can easily be misunderstood, you must carefully craft your messages #communication skills | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

Because things can easily be misunderstood, you must carefully craft your messages

The power of famous and funny communication quotes

Famous and funny communication quotes offer certain universal truths we could all live by. Just as a poem can capture an idea that can often be hard to put into regular words, communication quotes can be a wonderful vehicle to get a message across. They could be useful to cheer you and your colleagues up but also to shed light into what causes miscommunication in the workplace. Sometimes, by bringing the point of view of a beloved author, scientist, or comedian it’s easier to lighten the mood and get people to laugh together, a good first step to better communication in the workplace.

How to use communication quotes to your advantage

Sharing communication quotes via social media is a subtle way to contribute to the improvement of communication skills of a specific person or a group. Without openly alluding to a specific situation, you can get the idea across and even get friends and colleagues to have a conversation about the topic.

It's easy to fall under the illusion that your message was understood. So always verify if that's so! | Communication Skills

It’s easy to fall under the illusion that your message was understood. So always verify if that’s so!

You could also use communication quotes as icebreakers either during presentations or small department meetings. Their universal appeal and insightfulness are perfect to help people relax with each other.

Good grammar is key for excellent communication to take place | Photo Credit: EileenLonergan.Com

Good grammar is key for excellent communication to take place
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If you are in a leadership position, you may want to invite company associates to submit their own quotes related to communication in the workplace. You can then post the best ones on bulletin boards, in the company’s newsletter, or even share them via your company’s social media platform. It’s a playful way to generate engagement while underscoring good communication in the workplace.

Control freak funny communication quote | Photo Credit: Pnfirefastmovement.blogspot.com

Control freak funny communication quote | Photo Credit: Pnfirefastmovement.blogspot.com

Lastly, you could use communication quotes in communication skills workshops. In this case, you’d use them to trigger a discussion of specific communication skills, namely, listening, speaking or writing.

Communication skills - Lily Tomlin famous and funny communication quotes

How specific are you in your communications? Can people tell exactly what you want?

And here’s our challenge: Send us your communication quotes and we will feature the best ones in a future post!

Don't you text me in that tone of voice!

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Super funny communication quotes

Use humorous quotes as icebreakers and to lighten the mood.
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Sometimes is better to stick to one or two key messages so people remember them! | Communication in the workplace

Sometimes is better to stick to one or two key messages so people remember them!

Prioritizing is a critical component of communications. Don't let urgent things get always in the way of discussing what's important. Thank you Quino for Mafalda! | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

Prioritizing is a critical component of communications. Don’t let urgent things get always in the way of discussing what’s important.
Thank you Quino for Mafalda!

 

Editing is even more important than writing. Great communication skills call for reviewing all your communication before it goes out. | Ernest Hemingway | 21 famous and funny communication skills quotes

Editing is even more important than writing. Great communication skills call for reviewing all your communication before it goes out.

 

This one is plain funny | 21 famous and funny communication quotes | Improving your grammar and spelling are ways to improve communication in the workplace Photo Credit: ShoeBoxBlog.com

Improving your grammar and spelling are ways to improve communication in the workplace Photo Credit: ShoeBoxBlog.com

 

Don't raise your voice improve your argument | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

Sharpen your message so people understand exactly what you mean.

 

Being able to question yourself is a healthy way to live your life!  | Oscar Wilde | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

Being able to question yourself is a healthy way to live your life!

 

LOL | 21 famous and funny communication quotes | Credit: Funnsmeh.com

Using funny communication quotes as icebreakers is a great way to lighten the mood and help people relax
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Using humor smartly is a good way to flaunt good communication skills in the workplace

Using humor smartly is a good way to flaunt good communication skills in the workplace

By all means, meet in person when there's any chance of a misunderstanding! Photo Credit: SomeECards | | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

By all means, meet in person when there’s any chance of a misunderstanding! Photo Credit: SomeECards

Some wise communication rules: avoid spreading rumors, eavesdropping, and spying on people. | See no evil | 21 famous and funny communication quotes

Some wise communication rules: avoid spreading rumors, eavesdropping, and spying on people.

 

Expressing your emotions is okay. Only make sure you do so in a way that your audience understands the message. | Margaret Thatcher quote

Expressing your emotions is okay. Only make sure you do so in a way that your audience understands the message.

 

Too funny | 21 famous and funny communication quotes | Photo Credit: GInavalley.com

Are you really communicating?
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Grammar, spelling, it usually comes down to that! Photo Credit: blog.ivman.com

Grammar, spelling, it usually comes down to that!
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We love Anne Morrow Lindbergh's comparison, don't you?

We love Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s comparison, don’t you?

 

Women in male-dominated professions and industries

More women in male-dominated professions and industries means multiple points of view, approaches to solutions & less mistakes. Everyone benefits. In recent years there’s been a push for more women in male-dominated professions. Is it worth the effort it takes to break into these fields? Read on!

According to Catalyst, male-dominated industries are those with less than 25% women, and they tend to be the toughest fields for women’s career advancement. Why? Well, Catalyst’s research confirmed something many experts have long suspected—Given that, in male-dominated industries, the senior leadership tends to be made up of men, they set the tone for masculine stereotypes that creep into HR strategies and tools.

Imagination, GE's ad campaign: GE has been encouraging more girls to study engineering, a traditionally male-dominated profession.

GE has been encouraging more girls to study engineering, a traditionally male-dominated profession.

The million dollar question remains: Why do we need more women in male-dominated professions to start with?

You could say that, just as there are male dominated industries, there are also female-dominated industries. On the surface there’s nothing wrong with the fact that one gender gravitates towards one field in much larger numbers than the other gender. For example, engineering, technology and finance have been fields heavily populated by men for the longest time, whereas women have dominated fields such as education and health care.

I say “on the surface” because men and women have complementary behaviors, attitudes, and leadership styles that, when brought together, add new perspectives to the job.

A multiplicity of points of view brings new ways of doing things, approaching problems and finding solutions, which in the end benefit everyone.

This is true of all occupations.

Bad things can happen when an industry is dominated by one gender

We had a good example of the potentially negative consequences of one gender dominating an industry with the financial collapse of 2008. One of the most male-dominated industries, the financial sector, didn’t have the advantage of a diversity of view points that more women could have offered. The level of risk taking characteristic of male leaders encountered no counterbalance by the more moderate approach females tend to have.

Terri List-Stoll, CFO Kraft Foods Group, a position few women hold in a Fortune 500 Company. Women in male-dominated professions and industries

Terri List-Stoll, CFO Kraft Foods Group, a position few women hold in a Fortune 500 Company

Career growth opportunities for women in male-dominated professions

There are very interesting opportunities for career growth for women in male dominated professions. With technological advances leading the charge in the global economy, and no country graduating enough professionals in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to fulfill the global demand, there are many available positions that pay well and have a future of low unemployment. You can review the list of the most promising fields in the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Federal Government.

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve | Career growth opportunities for women in male-dominated professions

Janet Yellen is the first woman Chair of the Federal Reserve.

Challenges faced by women in male-dominated industries

Granted, succeeding in male-dominated industries is not easy. (If it’s any consolation, the same is true for men trying to enter women-dominated professions.) Many of the executives we’ve interviewed for the Red Shoe Movement are women in male-dominated professions. They have shared with us obstacles they had to overcome and challenges they continue to face. We could all learn a lot from their collective wisdom.

Carla Dodds, VP Senior Business Leader at Mastercard, speaking about how to succeed in corporate America gave these suggestions when asked what women who work in male-dominated professions can do to grow and prosper

“1.  Know your opponents. 2. Understand they are not your opponents

This idea is key to better understand those around you.  Understand their drivers, their personal lives as much as possible because this will help you understand how they respond better. This knowledge will help you navigate the workplace more effectively in order to achieve positive outcomes and ultimately succeed in corporate America (or anywhere else you work.)  Understand men’s weaknesses and strengths so you can seek to “complement” not “face-off” with them.  (…) Instead, think strategically.  Keep cool and calm.  Breathe and take yourself to a happy place while the other person vents. Apply your abilities of “seeking to understand” instead of “seeking to judge.” (…) Accept others for whom and what they are and seek to co-exist in a productive way rather than going toe to toe.”

Deborah Martin, CEO of DM Milan Group, representative of celebrity soccer player Clarence Seedorf, speaking of what it is like for women in male-dominated professions said:

“Challenging. My work in football (soccer) is more about “the business of football” than expert knowledge of it. Despite the successes and contributions I’ve made together with Seedorf in football, some always refer to the fact that I am not a football expert, though many of them are not either, they are just extreme fans. I find that there’s often an attempt to ignore or not adhere to my observations or decisions.”

Advantages for women in male dominated professions

We believe there are certain characteristics that women in male-dominated professions can leverage to their advantage. So over the last two years we also asked interviewees to share these advantages with us. You’d be surprised at some of the answers!

STEM fields offer great competitive opportunities for women. Read what women who have done it have as good advice to us! Photo credit: www.topuniversities

STEM fields offer great competitive opportunities for women
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Deborah Martin shared:

“My greatest advantage as a woman in the sports industry (as opposed to entertainment, where my clients have included Beyonce, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and many, many other A-listers) is my distance from it. I really like and appreciate football, but I am not a die-hard fan. I approach all my deals from the business point of view, so I’m more practical, less idealistic. It has been said that there’s a freshness in my opinions that is much needed for the health of football and the clubs. (…)

“As you can well imagine, initially the men who I must deal with are not expecting “me.” I look like, dress like and behave like what I am – a woman. This seems to come as a big surprise, but is guaranteed to get their attention. The key is that once you’ve got the attention you’d better keep it with innovative thoughts, know-how and excellent contributions.

I do not try to be one of the boys. Why should I want to be what I am not or like everyone else? As a woman who grew up in the South, I command and enjoy the respect that I was raised to expect from men. When I enter or leave a room, they stand, they pull my chair, open doors and give me a bit of preferential treatment as a woman and I gladly accept it.”

 

Ana Beatriz (Bia) FIgueiredo. One of the very few women in male dominated industries such as race car driving

Ana Beatriz (Bia) FIgueiredo. One of the very few women in male dominated industries such as race car driving

Ana Beatriz (Bia) Figueiredo, race car driver and the fastest Latina on the planet, shared this when we asked her what were her advantages as a woman in one of the most male-dominated industries there is: car racing!

“A friend once told me something that I feel really applies to my career:  ‘You are running in a straight line between Fantastic and Ridiculous. If you do well, it’s fantastic, but if you fail it’s ridiculous.’ By reaching a top series like IndyCar and becoming the first Brazilian woman to do such a thing, I have some media and sponsorship advantages. By the same note, I tend to get more recognition by being one of the only females in the field.

“Becoming a ‘feminine’ female driver helped me get more attention from the media, sponsors and new opportunities that are targeting women.  This has positioned me to gain interest from cosmetic companies which do not traditionally enter the racing industry.  Being a woman driver has even helped me acquire Ipiranga as a my main sponsor, given that my gender helps their brand reach women and kids—something difficult for a Gasoline brand that has traditionally targeted men.

“Yet, inside the track gender is irrelevant, and I don’t feel any different from a male driver. We are all aggressive and share the same goal of winning the race. However, outside of the track I have leveraged my femininity to overcome bad situations using traditional women skills of tact and diplomacy while maintaining a firm versus aggressive stand.”

Should you enter or try to advance in male-dominated industries? Engineering and related professions are still male-dominated

Engineering and related professions are still male-dominated
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Should you enter or try to advance in male-dominated industries?

The answer is yes, of course. There are amazing, untapped opportunities for women who enter these fields. But here are a few caveats you may want to remember: Be aware of what you’re getting into and have a plan and a strategy. Expect some level of pushback and some rough times. Use your femininity to your benefit; use it to stand out in a relevant, positive and powerful way. Identify early on who’s got your back and build alliances. Make the men on your team look good; let them know they can count on you. Let them know you’ve got their backs too.

It’s past time for us to see more women in male-dominated professions, so we are here to support you. Leave us your comment, story, or question so we can help you conquer that next stage of your career.

Self esteem quotes: Because we never get tired of them

No matter how many self esteem quotes you read there’s always room for a few more self esteem boosters!

When we published our low self esteem quotes: the best collection to shake the blues a few weeks ago we received many messages requesting an encore. Some readers said they had printed our self esteem quotes and taped them to their refrigerators or office walls to keep them going throughout the day. Others said that our quotes worked as perfect self esteem boosters, which they made sure to read first thing in the morning.

Don't fear trying something new. Great things await! #self esteem quotes

Don’t fear trying something new. Great things await! Photo Credit: Picture taken at DigiGirlz, Microsoft, El Salvador 2014

Self esteem boosters: Get a good dose of them and be on your way to a more confident you

Positive self esteem quotes, whether they are famous phrases by world-renowned figures or ideas expressed by regular people, provide an unusual way of looking at things. In reality, good self esteem quotes are great self esteem boosters with the ability to reframe your worldview and how you perceive yourself.

Given that to improve a low self-image you’d have to begin by appreciating who you are, having something to trigger new thoughts is a very productive place to start.

The concept may come packaged as a joke, a double entendre, or an obvious fact that surprises you, makes you laugh, makes you think. Or rethink an old idea you’ve been holding on to and that it’s no longer valid.

When you hold a smile your brain receives positive reinforcement and your mood changes. Try it!

When you hold a smile your brain receives positive reinforcement and your mood changes. Try it!

We know it’s very hard to keep your energy up when you have a poor appreciation of who you are and how valuable you are for those around you. So we are happy to provide a new collection of self esteem quotes to pump you up. Let us know which ones are your favorites and don’t forget to email us your own self esteem boosters so we can publish them in a future post.

Self Esteem Quotes to Get Inspired and Feel Good

Don't drive with your hand-break on! #Self esteem boosters

Don’t drive with your hand-break on!
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Anais Nin, a great self esteem booster

Be courageous and life’s possibilities will expand for you.

Self Esteem quote

If you leave your ego alone it will not get in the way of your accomplishing great things.
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Don't take criticism personally. If someone doesn't like chocolate and you do, would it matter to you?  | Self esteem quote by Mariela Dabbah

Don’t take criticism personally. If someone doesn’t like chocolate and you do, would it matter to you?

It's important to recognize who's in your inner circle and only keep those who are a positive force.

It’s important to recognize who’s in your inner circle and only keep those who are a positive force.

 

Be proud of yourself! | Self Esteem quote

Be proud of yourself!
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Don't get discouraged by how long everything takes to come to fruition. Nothing worth doing happened overnight. |Self esteem quote by Sandra Cisneros

Don’t get discouraged by how long everything takes to come to fruition. Nothing worth doing happened overnight.

If you don't trust yourself it will be hard to find success.

If you don’t trust yourself it will be hard to find success. Photo Credit: PositiveMotivation.net

 

Don't get stuck in needing to be liked. It's more important to get people's respect.

Don’t get stuck in needing to be liked. It’s more important to get people’s respect.

You'll never be as good at being someone else as you will at being yourself! |  Marilyn Monroe

You’ll never be as good at being someone else as you will at being yourself!

 

Best way to overcome self doubt is by doing what you doubt you can do.

Best way to overcome self doubt is by doing what you doubt you can do.

Speak up! | Self esteem boosters by the Red Shoe Movement

Don’t let your low self esteem make you invisible. Speak up!

Self esteem quote by Diane Von Furstenberg

Do you enjoy your own company? Work on that…

Define yourself so others can't define you. | Quote by Sonia Sotomayor

Define yourself so others can’t define you.

Self esteem booster by the Red Shoe Movement

Don’t let others put you down. Speak up!

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Make the most of yourself… Raph Waldo Emerson

Domestic Violence Stories: From the NFL to Everyday America

Domestic Violence stories have been highlighted in the news recently because of the horrific actions of players, managers, and owners of the NFL. Until recently, players who have perpetrated domestic violence have been allowed to remain actively employed and the sanctions against them have been minimal. What does that say to other male players and to the women employed by the NFL? “Men, keep doing what you’re doing” and “women, it is your fault if he becomes violent.” Does this then create the most positive work environment? Hardly!

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime1. How does this affect a woman’s career?

Domestic Violence Stories: from the NFL to Everyday America

The only witness won't talk. Women suffering from domestic violence need your help - Amnesty International Campaing Against Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence Stories

The only witness won’t talk. Women suffering from domestic violence need your help – Amnesty International Campaing Against Domestic Violence

I am a survivor of domestic violence. I left my abuser with our 2 month old child only 14 months after we were married. The abuse was subtle at the beginning: arguments that I mistook for normal relationship quarrels, then came the shoving and throwing things at me while I was pregnant, and him kicking one of my cats (71% of domestic violence survivors report that their partners killed, harmed, or threatened animals as a means of demonstrating authority?2). I made the decision to leave the day he threw me against the edge of the bathroom door in anger when I had just stepped out of the shower and was still naked. I realized with the help of a family counselor that if he could hurt my cat and me, he would do the same thing to my son.

I have been fighting my abuser in court for 2 years now. Getting away from him has cost me over $100,000 and it has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I’ve had lawyers turn me away as a client because they said I would never be able to divorce an FBI agent who is also a lawyer and a Major in the Army. I have had to fire two lawyers who were not willing to fight for the safety of my son. I’ve had to fight the cops and the judges who have protected him (blue blood runs thick!).

Through my entire ordeal, I have remained employed by the same company. I made the decision to leave my abuser while I was on maternity leave, so I came back to work as a new single mom. This is not at all what I had planned during my pregnancy. I kept my problems a secret for the first month because I was ashamed, but everyone could see the pain and anguish I was living right on my face. I decided to open up to my direct supervisor and was very pleasantly surprised to receive my company’s full support. Our medical plan covered several visits with a therapist at no cost to me, I was able to attend court hearings during work hours, and my coworkers rallied around me for support at work. My company went above and beyond to help me, and I will be forever grateful.

There have been many days when I have found myself crying at my desk and losing my work focus. I’ve had to reschedule conference calls because I just could not think or prepare for meetings. These events have fortunately not caused me any major problems at work, and for that I am very lucky. Domestic Violence does not only affect your personal life, but it also has an impact on your professional life. The impact can be managed with strong domestic violence work policies that support women who are suffering and that do not condone those who have been found guilty of domestic violence offenses.

Domestic Violence Stories

Domestic Violence Stories

Domestic violence stories are heard from all over as Domestic Violence occurs in every culture, country, and age group. It affects people from all socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds. The abuser uses many tactics to control their victim and not all of them are violent. Here is the power and control wheel3 that can help you identify red flags within your own relationship or the one of someone you care about.

What to do if you are a victim of Domestic Violence

If you are in an abusive relationship of any form, please tell someone! Anyone! You deserve to be happy and free.  For help, support, and guidance you can call the national domestic violence hotline at 1−800−799−7233 and for help within your company contact your HR department directly.

Don’t make the mistake I made in feeling shame for being in an abusive relationship. Remember, abuse is a choice, but it is the choice of the abuser!

RedShoeMovement Note: Our author asked to remain anonymous because of the potential consequences she might face as a result of this article. She decided to share her story to help at least one person seek help. Please leave your comments here.

National Domestic Violence Hotline - Domestic Violence Stories

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Domestic Violence Stories

 

Domestic Violence Stories Quote. There is no safe way to remain in a relationship with a person who has no conscience. The only solution is to escape. Photo credit: shinystarrlight.tumblr.com

Domestic Violence Stories Quote. There is no safe way to remain in a relationship with a person who has no conscience. The only solution is to escape. Photo credit: shinystarrlight.tumblr.com

Power and Control Wheel

Power and Control Wheel by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

1 Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).

2 Arkow, P. (2014). Form of emotional blackmail: animal abuse as a risk factor for domestic violence. Domestic Violence Report, 19(4), 1-1.

3 Domestic Abuse Intervention Project www.duluth-model.org