Her looks are striking. But leaders already know they will go further and have more influence if they are attractive. What's more compelling, though, about the United Arab Emirates' Mariam al-Mansour are her values.
When al-Mansouri talks about her leadership of a fighter squadron, she frames that totally in terms of service. She focuses on serving her country and her higher power. She is the first Gulf State Arab to have such a role. Yet, there is no flash of ego.
What all leaders can learn from al-Mansouri is to take on the identity of servant. That's how to connect with all constituencies. Successful salespeople already know that. When approaching prospects it's from a position of "how can I be most helpful."