The new century has seen more women springing up in the workplace. More top executive positions are occupied by women because they are proving to be just as good at such job positions as their male counterparts. You too can be very successful at your workplace if you do what other winning women are doing.

Gone are the days when challenging roles are the preserve of the men, these days women are expected to step up their game and give the male folks a run for their money.

We must point out here that it is not an easy feat just as many women the world over would testify. It requires a deliberate effort towards excellence and these 5 tips we have outlined should help you become the boss lady you have always wanted to be.

1.  Be Accountable

Accountability means saying what you are going to do and doing what you said you would do. This is one of the key attributes of successful women. Being accountable would mean that your organisation can trust you with a task and you will be willing to take full responsibility for it and ensure it is completed.

2. Be Confident

Being confident goes a long way to determine how successful you will be in the business up. Let your confidence shine through every time you are in the work place; not only will it show that you know what you are doing but it will also give you the mind set of an achiever.

3. Be Effective In Your Communication

Biologically, women have less assertive voices so if for instance you are in a meeting with several men, getting yourself heard can be a challenge. On the other hand, you can develop yourself at communicating better by practicing. Speak in a clear and concise manner and ensure you have your facts down and memorised. This way you clearly state what you mean and get your message across.

4. Show Empathy And Honesty

As women, we find it easier to empathize with others, so put this advantage to good use at your workplace too. Empathy is a great leadership quality that shows that you can put yourself in the shoes of the other person can try to understand them.

Honesty is also a key quality you must have- it means you will be truthful about your dealings at the work place and you will also be truthful with yourself about your capabilities and your intentions.

5. Be Inspirational And Optimistic

Being inspirational and optimistic will definitely get you noticed for a good reason. Inspiring others not only makes you feel good about yourself but also makes others feel good about themselves. Nobody wants the pessimistic lady around either; the workplace is tough enough as it is. You should pay attention to this tip because being successful at the workplace entails being successful at being of service to others and making them better than you met them.