Lingerie Leadership: Women Only!
If you haven’t already done it, sister, it’s time to spring clean your skivies drawer.
Just as warriors put on their armour before a great battle, you may want to pay attention to the first signals you give yourself in the morning. “I’m totally worth it!” or “I’ve got it going on” kicks your day off so much better than “Well, the elastic’s not quite gone” or “I might get away with that run in my stocking.”
Women are notorious for putting themselves last so revamping your drawers is an easy way to put a little pep in your day and to boost your confidence.
All it takes is one shopping trip then no additional time required – you were going to get dressed anyway.
- Add a little colour under that endless sea of black and navy blazers.
- Put a little extra zip in your attire (that only you know about) for a bit more omph, a little more swagger.
- Chose your mood: daring, all business, playful, colourful,… You’re the only one who’ll know you’re wearing a tiger-print or a wonder woman combo to the job interview.
- Show yourself you’re worth it.
Any age, any body type we all deserve a beautiful camisole or great foundation garments. It doesn’t have to be expensive.
What does lingerie have to do with leadership?
John McCallum wrote a great article titled Tennyson on Leadership ((Ivey Business Journal, May/June 2000) where he suggests that self-mastery in the realm of leadership lies in in “Tennyson’s Trinity of Excellences” : self-reverence, self-knowledge and self-control. I suggest that taking care of little luxuries for yourself, like lingerie that makes you smile or feel fierce, speaks to this self-reverence more than something that came eight to a package.
It has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with self-reverence and confidence.
Isn’t it worth kicking off your day with something better than bran?
You’ll be more comfortable. Your clothes will look better and you’ll appear more fit. You won’t be distracted by the bra strap that won’t stay in place during your Board presentation.
… and it sure beats washing windows!
PS. Fellas… if you read this despite the warning, this works for a great tie, beautiful shirt or cuflinks too 😉