Careers. It's something we're all faced with figuring out when we leave school – trying to unpack who we want to be, and what the hell we want to do.
It's a journey filled with highs, lows, and a lot of learned lessons.
Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an award-winning leadership specialist. She said on Mamamia's 8 Minutes To Change Your (Work) Life that learning how to be an effective leader is relevant to anyone wanting to grow their career. Because possessing leadership qualities are fundamental to career growth.
"In my view, you've got to equally lead with your head and your heart," she said.
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"The most common challenge that I see leaders today dealing with is feeling they need to be the smartest person in the room – the responsibility to have all the answers. Being prepared to be vulnerable and ask for help from those you are leading will build trust and make you a much more effective leader in the end."
With this all in mind, we decided to speak with some of Australia's leading female founders and business leaders.
They shared with Mamamia the golden piece of career advice that helped them on their work journey – and why it changed their career for the better.