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Mothers are the future leaders

“प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि गुणैः कर्माणि सर्वशः। अहङ्कारविमूढात्मा कर्ताहमिति मन्यते॥ ३-२७"

Mothers are part of nature, they are the purest form of love & infinite energy source which can create possibilities everywhere.

It's time for the world to recognize the benefits of women in leadership, and commit to placing even more women in positions of power.

Women are powerful agents of change, and the far-reaching benefits of diversity and gender parity in leadership and decision-making are increasingly recognized in all spheres. Still, women continue to be vastly under-represented in decision-making in politics, businesses, and communities.

A mother is born with her child and is blessed with the natural qualities of compassion, empathy, kindness, and love

Empathy has always been a critical skill for leaders, but it is taking on a new level of meaning and priority, Empathy Contributes to Positive Outcomes as we go through tough times, struggle with burnout or find it challenging to find happiness at work, empathy can be a powerful antidote and contribute to positive experiences for individuals and teams

Empathy contributes to positive relationships and organizational cultures and it also drives results. Empathy may not be a brand new skill, but it has a new level of importance and the fresh research makes it especially clear how empathy is a leadership competency to develop and demonstrate now and in the future work.

It has been researched that many leaders refrain from showing compassion in their workplace. Compassionate leaders are effective leaders. A leader possessing compassion trait will always be optimistic. He/She would be sensible enough, i. e., he/she would be conscious of his own feelings, about the impact of his words on the followers and he would be focused on others' needs and feelings. He would be very much responsive and would show empathy to others. Compassionate leaders are in a fair situation of dealing with crises, encourage followers to better actions, and are effective and efficient communicators.

In order to understand the future of leadership, we will find kindness plays a major role in it, we must first take a look at two parallel trends occurring nowadays, and analyze their impact in relation to each other. These trends are the growing Omni-connectivity and Cognitive Computing.

In the Internet of Things era, everything that happens in the physical world is recorded, uploaded to the cloud as data, and analyzed by computers. The computers of the near future won’t simply look for cats in videos, but instead, they will focus on human emotions: are the people in the video clip happy? Are they sad, or just frustrated? And this will just be the beginning.

There are a number of reactions that people have when a friend, neighbor or loved one is in some kind of life crisis, emotional pain, and relationship conflict in their life. Some of the reactions may range from apathy to sympathy, empathy, and compassion. Of the four reactions, apathy is the most negative because it’s a way of not caring about what happens to the other person.

Those who were sympathetic might have thought that it was too bad that those people were suffering so very much, therefore, implying that they are superior or pitying the victims of the disaster.

The other three reactions are mostly positive but there are some problems with the first two, sympathy and empathy. Sympathy carries with it more than a small dose of pity for the other. Of course, the problem with pity is that it strongly implies a superior attitude to the one in pain or need. In other words, it is never helpful to feel sorry for the other person.

Empathy for the plight of others is very positive and powerful. In it, the empathetic person is able to imagine being in the place of the troubled person and feel what they feel. In fact, empathy precedes compassion. Empathy without compassion leaves the individual drained of energy as a result of feeling what the other feels. Empathy occurs immediately and leaves no emotional room between the individual and the one who is suffering.

Compassion is more cognitive in nature. There is a sense of self-awareness that provides some necessary space between the two people. The empathizer experiences the same suffering as the other, leaving the empathizer overwhelmed. As a result, compassion allows the individual the be more helpful than the individual who experiences empathy alone.

None of this implies that there is anything wrong with empathy. Simply put, we need a combination of both empathy and compassion to be most helpful to people.

At a press conference in Australia earlier this month, the Dalai Lama called for more leaders with compassion. “In that respect, biologically, females have more potential,” he said. “Females have more sensitivity about others’ wellbeing.”

The Dalai Lama is famous for engaging in dialogue with scientists and provoking them to study the impact of meditation on the brain and science also supports his argument that women are intrinsically more compassionate than men.

So mothers should come forward and contribute their part as a natural leader and also prove their capabilities as leaders in all domain

Janitri's Bhavati (leadership initiative of Janitri ) and Shakti (Initiative for relauncher) are specially designed for mothers/women to take charge and welcome the future

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