Many women in business leadership positions assume they are automatically eligible to take the MBE, MAcc, or WoN certification tests. Unfortunately, these certifications don’t tell you anything about your capabilities as a leader. Nor do they provide any help when you are seeking admission into an MBA program, as most do not have the prerequisites for admission.
You may be surprised that many women in leadership roles don’t know what it takes to develop their leadership skills. They assume their skill set is excellent and that more training would add nothing to their value. This is simply not true. While there is nothing wrong with ongoing professional development, those who seek additional help should seriously consider the benefits of hiring a tutor to teach them the skills they need.
I have three daughters and grew up in a home where women held high-status jobs. I understand the pressures associated with parenting and know women who still hold those same jobs five or six decades after they have completed their children and entered the workforce. I also understand the difficulty some women have qualified for promoted or higher paying jobs. Women often struggle to balance family and career. There are times when you need to study and there are times when you can take care of your family. With tutoring, you will be better able to manage your priorities and effectively juggle your family and career.
If you don’t know what you are doing, you are failing your business. Women in leadership positions face unique challenges, and if you don’t take your studies seriously you could miss out on advancing in your field. Many women fall into the trap of believing that they are capable of doing whatever they set their minds to, regardless of what results come back. If you don’t have a mentor to guide you through the process, you will likely procrastinate until your career takes off.
A tutor will help you avoid procrastination and will ensure you are putting in the hours necessary to succeed. The tutor will hold your hand through the process and help you identify which courses to take, when to study and how to maximize your studying time. Your tutor can also coach you on how to navigate the job interview process. When you take this extra step, you are ensuring you are ready to seize the promotion or raise your salary in the future.
You don’t have to be in school to get the help you need to study for the exam. Your local library or bookstore may offer guide books to help you. You can also turn to professional organizations such as the Association of Small Business and the Business Owners Association for study guides and study aides. If you do not know where to find these resources, ask your local library and bookstore employees for assistance.
As women in business leadership, it is our responsibility to ensure our career success. We must rise to the challenge and get our studies in order. If you have been putting off taking care of this important task, now is the time to do so. Don’t procrastinate any longer. Get started on the road to success today.