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Leadership is Feminine

For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader. Powerful. Strong. Authoritative. Direct. Assertive. Decisive. These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader. And so, for the better part of the last one hundred years as women have made their way into the fold, in a variety of leadership roles, we have learned and studied to walk the way of a men to achieve success. Women dismiss their own knowing because we’ve been so indoctrinated in male leadership models. We dismiss what we know for what others tell us to be and how to be seen. There is another way to lead. To be in alignment. To not feel like an imposter. It’s time for the reimagining of leadership. That’s not to disparage any of the progress that has come before us. Progress is progress. For those of us who stand in the footsteps of the women who came before us we are here because of their courage, bravery and resilience. I wonder instead if women equally looked to the characteristics they learned from their mothers for leadership. I wonder if we were taught to lean on different qualities to drive success. I wonder what might happen then? The traditional qualities of mothering are communication, nurturing, listening, strength, support, grace, and yes… love. What if to be the best leader you can be as a woman, you integrated the best of both? This is how women will stand with integrity in their role as leaders. As women, we can be assertive, direct, powerful, and authoritative but we need not only rely on those attributes for success. After 25 years of watching and studying leaders, I can tell you that for sure many traditional male attributes are effective in the short run, but they typically only serve a few. Whereas, when leadership is feminine. When the leader possesses the strengths of femininity and grace the results are for all. This podcast is my like my gentle request and invitation to my fellow female leaders that we reclaim the world leadership as one that is a feminine definition. That we continue to work with all of our allies to build organizations and systems that include more support, collaboration, grace and communication. And that we do so not because we are uncomfortable with the more traditional male-dominating models, but because we truly do know that leadership is a feminine strength and attribute. And the world needs more of us leading. Now more than ever.
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Apr 15, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy dives into the essential topic of expressing assertiveness and setting boundaries in professional settings. Kris illuminates the difference between what people say when they don't feel the need to guard what they say, versus what they convey in less clear ways when they feel protective.

Kris emphasizes that the majority of women she coaches need guidance to articulate what needs to be said fearlessly and in clear terms. She candidly explores her own journey of setting stronger expectations during her info sessions, transforming them into active, participative experiences rather than passive webinars.

A significant theme that emerges is how essential it is to set clear expectations, whether that's in team interactions, client meetings, or personal relationships. Kris candidly discusses her own experiences navigating this and shares how she boldly updated her expectations for those attending her sessions.

This episode is an eye-opener for leaders who shy away from clarity over fear of losing people; it’s time to embrace transparency and enforce consequences for unmet expectations.

“You run a company. If you're not clear about the agreements and the expectations for what it means to come work for you, they get to make the rules be whatever they want.
And who could blame them?”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Importance of Clear Communication in Leadership: Challenges faced by female leaders

  2. The Impact of Not Speaking Up on Relationships and Teamwork: Addressing the fear of retribution when being honest and clear

  3. Kris’ Example Setting and Communicating Expectations: Reflection on need for setting and enforcing clear expectations for attendees

  4. Leaders Managing Expectations in Business Settings: Parallels drawn from the info session example to managing a team/business

  5. Handling Unmet Expectations

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Apr 8, 2024

In another episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy delivers powerful insights and thoughtful musings about a favorite topic: goals. Showcasing her natural finesse for leadership coaching, Kris frames a magic question that serves as an effective tool to realign our focus - "What is the goal?"

In a world where our minds are cluttered with to-do lists, divergent ideas, and unexpected plans, Kris argues that this seemingly simple question can guide us back to the heart of our intentions. This episode delves into the importance of a goal-oriented approach in leadership and decision-making processes.

Moreover, Kris shares an ambitious goal of her own. She hopes to inspire and influence 20 million women in leadership globally through her podcast. With this target, she highlights the underlying tenet of Leadership is Feminine - that one thriving woman can make a significant difference. She gives a call-to-action, inviting listeners to share the podcast and empower more women leaders worldwide.

In her discussion about the power of goal setting, Kris candidly explores how "What is the goal?" can serve as a filter for clarity. It's an immediate dose of reality, highlighting if we’re on track or need to re-calibrate. So, are you ready to ask yourself, “What is the goal?”

What would happen to the world if women had more personal agency, had more voice, led on her own terms? I do believe we could change the world.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Clarifying your goals: Importance of being clear with your goals as a leader
  2. The magical question that can help regain perspective and focus
  3. Kris' Personal Goal to Reach 20 Million Women: The impact this will have for women in leadership, and how that will have an affect on all of us
  4. Call to Action for Listeners: How you can help Kris reach her goal, and the incentives to help you do so
  5. The Importance of Having a Clear Goal: Using this tool will help in meetings, professional conversations, and personal decision-making situations

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Apr 1, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy gets real about the journey of entrepreneurship, asking the crucial question: what kind of business do you want? She draws on her years as an entrepreneur to explore the pivotal moments that arise as businesses grow, particularly when revenue hits the million-dollar mark. Kris discusses the decision-making process and the challenges women face when scaling their businesses, emphasizing the importance of aligning business goals with personal aspirations.

Kris candidly shares her insights on the need for women to consider the life they want in the future and how it intersects with their business decisions. She challenges the traditional focus on revenue and growth, encouraging listeners to think about the type of business they truly want, and if they are willing to do what it takes to achieve it. Kris questions whether building a bigger business is always the right choice and highlights the necessity of being intentional about the future.

Throughout the episode, Kris explores the potential pitfalls of rapid success and the importance of being prepared for growth. She emphasizes the need to build exceptional teams and be honest about personal leadership preferences. Kris’s compelling insights shed light on the often-overlooked aspects of entrepreneurial success, inspiring listeners to prioritize alignment with their true desires and intentions.

"I want you to really think about it and build a business that aligns with the life you want. Do not live for your business and wake up thinking, this is my life. That's not the gift of entrepreneurship."

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Evaluating Business Growth and Leadership Role: The pivotal moments in the growth of a business

  2. Decisions when hitting certain revenue milestones: Deciding what team structures look like

  3. Questioning the Desire For a Larger Business: Examining whether or not a large business aligns with personal goals and lifestyle

  4. Exploration of whether a business has to be larger: Not living for the business but making conscious decisions

  5. Challenges and changes in scaling a business: Planning for the necessary resources, training, and infrastructure

  6. Preparedness for Business Success: The need to foresee and be ready for potential business growth

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Mar 25, 2024

Welcome back to Leadership is Feminine! In this engaging episode, Kris Plachy sheds light on a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of running a business: the pitfalls of abdicating responsibilities as a founder. With candor and insight, Kris addresses the vulnerability that arises from handing over crucial aspects of the business and not being actively involved in their management.

Kris highlights the tendency to delegate tasks to others and then disengage, whether it's bookkeeping, graphic design, or other operational functions. She emphasizes the vital role of the founder in maintaining strategic involvement and a clear line of sight into all areas of the business, even when delegating to experts. Kris delves into the potential consequences of complete abdication, such as financial mismanagement, loss of control, and the challenge of replacing key team members who hold all the knowledge.

The episode explores the common tendencies of female founders, especially those from a bootstrapped background, to defer to or feel intimidated by senior hires' expertise. Kris stresses the importance of maintaining an authoritative presence and clear expectations for these roles, ensuring that the founder remains in control and actively engaged. She also addresses the fears and challenges that may prompt founders to shy away from micromanagement and inadvertently slide into complete abdication.

Kris's powerful message resonates as she urges founders to embrace a leadership role, not by doing everything themselves, but by effectively leading and holding all team members accountable to the business's core vision and results. The episode serves as a wake-up call for founders to recognize and rectify instances of abdication that may be leaving their business vulnerable.

"You're still in charge. And if you're in charge, you've got to show up. You have to be present in that relationship."

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Defining Abdication Within Your Business: Common areas and roles, recognizing what it looks like, and the consequences it has

  2. Hiring Senior Leaders and Delegating Responsibility: Ensuring understanding of the strategic vision and the results expected

  3. Balancing autonomy: The need for structure and accountability in senior roles

  4. Not Abdicating Doesn’t Have to Mean Micromanaging: Having a plan and not simply abdicating responsibilities

  5. Leading and Managing as a Founder/CEO: Inviting broader and bigger results through leadership

  6. Maintaining presence: Being present in the relationship without needing to know how to do the job

Mar 18, 2024

Today's episode of Leadership is Feminine dives into the concept of designing roles within a business as assets, rather than thinking of them as employee possessions. Host, Kris Plachy emphasizes the importance of creating roles that contribute to the business's objectives and results. She highlights the need to think about roles in the company as assets and how this mindset can change the way we create and hire for roles.

Kris shares insights into the responsibility of leaders to hold individuals in these roles accountable for their performance and results. She discusses the need to separate the person from the position, emphasizing that roles belong to the business, not to the individuals. Throughout the episode, Kris stresses the importance of making decisions about roles and people based on clear evidence and expectations.

The episode provides valuable insights into the relationship between businesses and their employees, underlining the importance of creating a culture of accountability and contribution. Kris also delves into the significance of embracing honesty and kindness in leadership, emphasizing the need for clear communication and regular feedback.

Tune in to learn more about Kris's unique perspective on designing roles within a business and how this mindset can transform your approach to leadership and team management! And if you're looking for more information on this topic, head to thevisionary.ceo for further insights. Thanks for tuning in, and stay tuned for more empowering discussions on Leadership is Feminine!

The only reason you should ever have a role is so it's contributing to a result. It's making something happen in the business. I don't think we pay people to get work done. I think we pay people to get results.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Designing Roles as Business Assets: The importance of designing roles effectively

  2. Clear Objectives and Role Contributions: The distinction between paying for work done versus paying for results

  3. Finding the Right People: The impact of clear role expectations on the hiring process and role fulfillment

  4. Accountability and Responsibility in Leadership: Differentiating between the person and the position

  5. Managing Poor Role Performance: The need to address poor role performance without making it personal

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Mar 11, 2024

In this episode, Kris Plachy dives into the complex dynamic of promoting employees into management positions and the resulting challenges. Kris unpacks common issues faced by businesses as they transition from small teams to larger management structures. She candidly explores the struggles of transitioning from being an individual contributor to a manager, and details how new managers can unknowingly cause discomfort among their former peers.

Kris emphasizes the importance of investing in management training and the significance of developing leadership skills. With real-life examples, she highlights the impact of mismanaged leadership on employee retention and the overall health of the organization. Kris also offers a thought-provoking perspective on the need for clear communication and leadership frameworks to navigate these transitions effectively.

The episode provides an insightful look at the complexities of leadership transitions and emphasizes the need for intentional development and support for managers within the organization. Kris's direct and relatable approach offers a refreshing take on the nuances of leadership development and the impact of effective management on a company's success.

“You can't assume that if they've worked for you for 12 years, they know how to be like you. And we don't want them to be like you. But we want to be aligned with you.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Challenges of Managing People in a Growing Company: Founder transitioning to a leadership position

  2. Importance of Leadership Training: The impact of proper management on business performance and culture

  3. Managerial Communication and Expectations: Establishing clear communication and expectations from managers

  4. Analyzing Your Manager's Communication Style and misconceptions about authoritative approach and respect in management

  5. Investigating Complaints About Managers: Assessing the alignment of managers with the founder's expectations

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Mar 4, 2024

In this week's episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the tough reality of losing key team members unexpectedly in your growing business. She acknowledges the emotional toll it takes and provides insightful guidance on how to navigate these challenging moments.

Throughout the episode, Kris emphasizes the inevitability of change in business and the importance of being prepared for it. She encourages listeners to maintain a proactive hiring strategy and always be on the lookout for new talent, even during periods of stability. Kris also urges her audience not to take departures personally, emphasizing that employees won't have the same level of attachment to the business as the founder or CEO.

Kris skillfully addresses the emotional reactions that may arise when faced with unexpected turnover, reminding her audience that they possess the knowledge and capability to handle these challenges. She highlights the need for developing systems and infrastructure to support the hiring process.

An important takeaway from the episode is Kris's belief that despite the setbacks, female founders in leadership roles are fully capable of overcoming obstacles. She urges them not to give up when faced with employee departures, reinforcing the message that they have the strength and resources to persevere.

“We have to have line of sight into our business and know what our mitigation plans are if anybody quits. We have to have a hiring strategy that invites us to always be hiring. Always be nurturing your next best hire. Always be looking for them.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Challenges of Losing Key Team Members: The feelings that come up, but also, the need to handle immediate business needs.
  2. Understanding the nature of business and team dynamics: The reality of employee turnover and being proactive in hiring and nurturing talent.
  3. Overcoming Emotional Reactions and Mindset Shifts: Replacing emotional reactions with a proactive mindset.
  4. Challenging the Belief in the Permanence of a Great Team: Cultivating the mindset of always being prepared for change.
  5. The Necessity of Investing in Understanding Team-Building and Leadership: Embracing employee turnover as an inevitable part of business.
  6. Moving Forward and Seeking Help: Emphasizing the availability of resources and support for handling these challenges

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Feb 26, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy challenges the notion of open door policies and their effectiveness in leadership. With her signature wisdom, Kris dives into why simply declaring an open door policy isn't enough to make team members feel truly comfortable approaching you. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional and prescriptive in creating opportunities for engagement with your team.

Kris illustrates the concept by likening an open door policy to inviting someone into your home and how you can best make someone feel welcomed. She urges leaders to provide specific avenues for communication, such as scheduled one-on-one meetings, team lunches, or virtual office hours. Emphasizing the need for proactive engagement, Kris encourages leaders to initiate interactions, particularly with team members they might not know well.

The episode emphasizes that the responsibility of creating a welcoming and approachable environment falls on the leader. Kris discusses the need for leaders to set boundaries and expectations while still being accessible and engaging. She highlights the importance of making team members feel comfortable and valued, ultimately shaping a healthy and productive workplace culture.

There's a mantra that says ‘You first’. And I really think that's true for leaders. You have to go first. You have to initiate what engagement looks like.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Open Door Policy Misconceptions: Exploring the reasons why open door policies may not be effective

  2. Creating Welcoming and Effective Communication Structures: Specific examples of ways to engage with team members

  3. Communication Strategies Leaders Can Use With Team Members: Suggestions for remote or virtual team engagement

  4. Encouraging Leaders to Take the Initiative In Engagement: Taking a look at how leaders can be more approachable

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Feb 19, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy addresses the challenges and dynamics that arise when a manager becomes the go-to person for complaints and venting within a company. She shares her perspective on the role of managers in extending culture, expectations, and values into the organization, while also emphasizing the importance of effective communication and translating the founder's vision to the team.

Kris explores the issue of things getting lost in translation when communicating with managers, emphasizing the need for clear expectations and a strong emphasis on the organization's vision. She also discusses the importance of managers taking ownership of their role and responsibilities, particularly when it comes to addressing tough situations and holding employees accountable. Kris shares insights on empowering managers to be effective leaders rather than just messengers for the founder's directives.

Join Kris as she delves into the intricate world of leadership, offering practical insights and solutions for managing a team while maintaining a healthy and productive work culture. If you're navigating the complexities of building and leading a team, this episode is a must-listen.

“You've got to empower these managers to take responsibility for what they're doing. And if they don't agree or they have other ideas, let that be a part of your conversation. If all you're doing is telling people what to do, but you just hired someone and paid them a lot more money to be a babysitter of employees, that's what you're going to get.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Building a Management Team: Clarifying expectations, values, and vision
  2. Connecting Tasks to the Bigger Picture: Ensuring managers understand the reason behind the tasks and decisions
  3. Addressing Difficult Conversations: Coaching managers to develop the language to address uncomfortable topics with team members
  4. Dealing with Employee Complaints and Venting: Encouraging employees to bring solutions and recommendations when something doesn't work
  5. Distinguishing between legitimate concerns/complaints and informal venting: Formal process for addressing complaints, involving HR or higher-level management, and addressing mental health challenges and they are handled in the workplace

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Feb 12, 2024

In this episode, Kris Plachy is tackling the intriguing topic of team gossip – you know, that thing that has a way of sneaking its way into our business and team conversations? In Kris fashion, she cuts to the chase, sharing insights on how gossip can impact small businesses, leadership dynamics, and even our personal relationships.

She dives into the different shades of venting, complaining, and gossiping, shedding light on the underlying reasons why we humans engage in these behaviors. Kris opens up about her own encounters with gossip and stresses why leaders must confront it directly within their organizations.

Get ready for some practical tips on dealing with workplace gossip – Kris emphasizes the importance of setting clear expectations and values as a leader. She also discusses how leaders can either contribute to or combat gossip, highlighting the significant role their attitude plays in shaping the team culture.

Plus, she shares a compelling real-life story about navigating gossip within her own team, emphasizing the importance of establishing boundaries and enforcing consequences in the workplace. There’s even a suggestion on equipping our team members with tools to manage gossip.

So, if you're curious about dealing with gossip, this episode is a must-listen!

What I know ultimately, though, is we have to talk about gossip. We have to address it, and it has to be a part of our agreements and expectations that we set in our businesses, especially when we run small business.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Definition of Gossip: Differentiating between venting, complaining, and gossip

  2. Gossip and Workplace Culture: Impact of gossip on undermining authority and building actions

  3. Role of Leaders in Addressing Gossip: Responsibility to establish clear values and expectations regarding gossip

  4. Creating a Culture of Open Communication: Importance of creating a culture where issues are addressed directly

  5. Developing Healthy Workplace Behaviors: Providing support for employees to raise concerns in a constructive manner

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Feb 5, 2024

In today’s enlightening episode of Leadership is Feminine, we delve into the exciting world of yoga, self-care, and leadership with our amazing guest, Brett Larkin, a yoga entrepreneur and new author of Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy Amidst the Chaos. Brett credits mindset shifts that host, Kris Plachy, coached her through as crucial in her journey of managing her company and writing her book, all while navigating personal challenges.

During their chat, Brett shines a light on the importance of making your yoga practice truly your own, emphasizing the critical role of awareness and breath work over prescribed poses. Kris and Brett's conversation touches on how important it is for female founders to integrate yoga into daily life, emphasizing how the practice of yoga fosters a deep connection with oneself, significantly benefiting physical and emotional health.

This inspiring conversation serves as a gentle reminder to prioritize self-care, be mindful of our bodies, and understand their undeniable connection with our overall well-being. After all, as Brett emphatically puts it, “You are your most precious asset when running a business."

A lot of us have resistance, especially as entrepreneurs to slowing down. Because all of a sudden there's this empty space. It's just us and our breath. We don't have a phone to distract us, and emotion comes up. But it's so important to feel that. -Brett Larkin

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Brett Larkin's Professional Journey and Accomplishments: Launching yoga teaching training online and managing the shift in business strategy during the pandemic

  2. The Importance of Investing in Oneself: Emphasizing the need to care for and nurture one's body as a vessel

  3. The Role of Yoga in Holistic Health and Wellness: Yoga as a form of emotional processing and introspection and the impact that has for entrepreneurs

  4. Insights into Leadership, Team Management, and Entrepreneurship: The role coaching played for Brett as she maneuvered through different aspects of her entrepreneurial journey

  5. Adaptability of Yoga: Looking at the core tenants of yoga, and being able to adapt and integrate it into big and small moments

Guest Bio

Brett Larkin is the founder of Uplifted Yoga® and the author of Yoga Life: Habits, Poses, and Breathwork to Channel Joy Amidst the Chaos. Her Online Yoga Teacher Trainings have set the standard for quality online certification since 2015 and matriculated thousands of yoga teachers.

Brett’s award-winning YouTube channel with over half a million subscribers and Uplifted Yoga Podcast empower you to actively design your life using yoga’s ancient wisdom. Yoga enthusiasts love her courses on Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and the Uplifted Yoga® Academy.

Learn more at BrettLarkin.com 

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Jan 29, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the concept of why good leaders say no. She presents her perspective on how saying no is a crucial skill for leaders, delving into the reasons why people often struggle with it. Kris unpacks the dynamics of people-pleasing and the underlying motivations behind saying yes when really meaning no.

Throughout the episode, Kris explores the impact of leaders' ability to say no on team dynamics and organizational culture. She also shares personal anecdotes from personal and professional experiences, discussing the effects of both positively and negatively delivered no responses from leaders.

The episode encourages listeners to reflect on their own ability to say no and its impact on their well-being and leadership effectiveness. So, think about it – do great bosses say no? Let's dive into the power of setting boundaries and being true to our authentic selves as leaders.

Whatever the reason that you're saying yes instead of no, we're going to get to the bottom of it. And we have to remind ourselves that no is a superpower and good bosses say no.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Saying ‘Yes’ When You Really Mean ‘No’: Looking at the reason we are people pleasers and what saying ‘yes’ keeps us from

  2. Role of Emotional Maturity in Leadership: The importance of being honest and transparent in relationships and communication

  3. Creating a Culture of Accountability and Clarity: Setting clear expectations and boundaries for team members allows them to thrive

  4. Delivering Honest No's: Differentiating between mean, emotionally immature no's and deliberate, thoughtful no's

  5. The Personal and Professional Impact of Saying No: Recognizing the empowerment and authenticity, in all areas of life, that come from skillfully saying no

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Jan 22, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy shares her insights on the unique challenges faced by female business owners whose companies have reached the three to five million dollar revenue mark and beyond. Drawing on her experience working with million-dollar female business owners, Kris discusses the complexities of team design and the vital role of leadership in scaling a business.

Kris emphasizes the need for business owners to delegate and build a strong team to support the growth of the company. She talks about the signs of founder burnout and the importance of identifying vital tasks that only the founder should handle, while delegating other responsibilities. Kris provides a thought-provoking assignment for the listeners to help them identify their vital signs and understand the critical elements necessary for the success of their businesses.

While addressing the challenges faced by business owners, Kris also offers a glimpse into her upcoming program, the "1 Hour Leader," designed exclusively for million-dollar business owners who are seeking guidance in team design and leadership. The program is aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs to build successful leadership models that can thrive even when unforeseen challenges arise in their business.

The episode encompasses the essence of Kris's expertise in female leadership and provides actionable insights for women navigating the challenges of scaling their businesses.

If we're going to bring people to the organization that supports the growth of the organization, then we have to get really clear about first: what are you doing that we need to get you out of? Because that reveals who we need to start looking for and attracting.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Challenges Faced by Leaders of $3 Million and Up Businesses: Managing decision fatigue and feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of making all primary decisions

  2. Being Dependent on Key Team Members: Feeling too invested or connected by their knowledge and contributions

  3. Building Infrastructure for a Thriving Business: Choosing team members who are aligned with the vision of the business and the leader's identity and ensuring that the business can operate without depending on the primary leader

  4. Identifying Vital Roles and Responsibilities within the Business: Identifying and evaluating the vital tasks that only the leader can perform and where delegation can be implemented

  5. Defining the vital signs of the business: Looking at what is truly necessary for the business to succeed

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Jan 15, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the power of intentionality in achieving our goals and becoming effective leaders. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about our actions and decisions, especially when it comes to leadership and building successful teams.

Kris discusses how many entrepreneurs excel at learning new skills and strategies to grow their businesses but often struggle when it comes to applying these same strategies for leading their teams. She encourages listeners to reassess their priorities and focus on the core reasons behind their goals, rather than simply making a list of tasks to complete.

Throughout the episode, Kris shares personal insights into her new year’s goals, particularly in prioritizing self-care, and how she is enacting short sprints in order to achieve her desired outcomes. And that by focusing on just a few small tasks, it not only simplifies goal-setting, but also increases productivity and energy, enabling individuals to focus on other important areas of their lives.

You can't create an intentional future by continuing to take unintentional action. And it’s not enough to say you want something. We have to design the framework that gets you what you want.

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Importance of Intentionality: The power of setting intentions, especially during the start of the year
  2. What It Means to Create Intentional Action: Being intentional requires confronting truths, making commitments, and taking steps
  3. Avoid “Winging It” in Leadership: Intentional leadership is crucial for the success of a business, much like the intentional learning and efforts put into other business aspects
  4. Overcommitting to Goals: Focusing on a few key areas at a time can be more effective than setting too many resolutions, and trying to do them all at the same time
  5. Goals Are Achieved Through Frameworks: Go beyond surface-level intentions, and set yourself up for success by creating a systematic approach for achieving desired outcomes
  6. Shifting Away From Willpower: Reaching goals is not merely about willpower, but about maintaining intentional actions that align with the desired destination

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Jan 8, 2024

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy introduces the concept of the One Hour Leader, a new offering designed specifically for female founders running million-dollar businesses. She dives deep into the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs as they transition from hitting seven-figure thresholds and the necessity to evolve and lead their teams differently. 

Kris encourages women to invest time and effort to address the people issues in their businesses and create a high-functioning work environment. She also emphasizes the need for a framework that allows for effective and efficient leadership without being consumed by the day-to-day people management struggles. Throughout the episode, Kris expresses a strong commitment to simplifying the leadership journey for female founders, highlighting the need for clarity, decisiveness, and building an aligned team that supports the vision of the business. 

Kris provides an in-depth overview of the One Hour Leader program, discussing its structure and the goals it aims to achieve. She delves into the importance of building a self-directed team that can deliver on the million-dollar dream, outlining the linear framework that she believes is essential for success. 

Leading people, creating a team, designing the team that will help you achieve the revenue goals that you have, or the vision goal that you have, or the reach goal that you have, or the time off goals that you have for yourself, that's easy for me. So let me make that easy for you.

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. Introduction to One Hour Leader: Introduces the One Hour Leader, the aim of the program, and who it’s for.
  2. Simplifying Leadership: Simplifying leadership challenges faced for female founders and entrepreneurs, especially as they shift into the next level of their business
  3. Tailoring Leadership for Women: Discussion of the needs of women in leadership as their businesses grow
  4. Decision-Making Focus: Addressing the need for founders to make the most of their time and make actual change in their business
  5. Building a Self-Directed Team: The importance of handling performance issues, mistakes, and team dynamics
  6. The Cost of People Problems: Resolving people-related challenges in areas such as performance, lateness, life drama, resignations, and hiring difficulties.

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Jan 1, 2024

In this New Year episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy takes us on a journey of self-reflection and goal setting. With the turn of the year, Kris encourages listeners to treat this podcast as their own mini retreat, prompting them to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year ahead.

Kris emphasizes the importance of journaling and introspection, guiding listeners through a series of thought-provoking questions to help them evaluate their experiences from the past year and envision their aspirations for the coming year. She invites her audience to consider who they've become in the previous year and how this growth influences the individual they aim to be in the new year.

The episode delves into the concept of "game film review," likening life to a series of moments and decisions that require analysis and introspection without personal judgment—more of an examination and learning experience. Kris shares her perspective on setting short-term goals or "sprints," as a strategy for increased focus and achievement. She also shares her process of setting goals and how she plans to empower female leaders in order to help them reach their goals.

I think that we need to remember that a year is not a series of perfectly achieved goals. The year is really just a series of moments, and minutes. Every minute, every moment, we have a new opportunity to choose again. And so rather than doing this the way that everybody else does it, which is, ‘These are my big things I'm going to achieve in 2024’, I want you to really think more about ‘Who am I becoming? Who, when I get to the end of the year, do I want to meet in myself?’

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. New Year's Reflection: Encourages listeners to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year, and emphasizes the value of a fresh start

  2. Review of 2023: Listeners are encouraged to review the past year and objectively analyze actions, decisions, setbacks, and achievements- focusing on growth rather than personal judgment.

  3. Intention Setting for 2024: A series of questions to help listeners set intentions for the new year. These questions cover thoughts and feelings about 2024, desired relationships, self-investment, personal and business growth

  4. Sprints for Goal Setting: Understanding the value of using short-term sprints in goal-setting in order to focus on what is achievable, and learn how to check-in and stay consistent

  5. Eliminating "Hangover Wants": Ensuring that listener’s goals and desires align with their current selves, and that they aren’t outdated aspirations that no longer resonate.

  6. Future Self Reflection: Connect with their future selves in order to guide present actions toward the envisioned future.

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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ONE HOUR LEADER Transform your current team into the self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week.

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Dec 25, 2023

In this final installment of this Gen-X Women Founders mini series, host Kris Plachy dives into the emotional load and labor that comes with being a Gen-X woman leading her own business. She delves into the societal pressures and expectations placed on women, especially those who are ambitious and successful in their careers. From the guilt associated with balancing work and family to the challenges of self-advocacy and trusting one's own instincts, Kris explores the emotional burden carried by many Gen-X women.

Throughout the episode, Kris encourages listeners to shed the guilt and embrace their worth and success. She emphasizes the importance of trusting oneself, and feeling pride in one's accomplishments. The conversation also highlights the need for empowerment and support among Gen-X women, addressing the impact of generational roles on personal and professional life.

This episode discusses how Gen-X women also fully embrace their drive to continue to show up in the work place and lead. Kris also shares insights on the kind of support Gen-X women founders benefit from when they surround themselves with others like them. By being in a space with women like them, Gen-X founders are able to continue to thrive and grow in their businesses and in their lives.

"You belong here in a leadership role. And we're going to swing that pendulum. We're going to pull the pendulum out of that masculine side and get you some more of that feminine leadership guidance so that you can be you. Confident you. Capable you. Exuberant you. Thriving you. Because she's in there."

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. Self-Advocacy and Confidence: Encourages women to trust themselves, be proud of their achievements, and not succumb to societal expectations that may undermine their confidence.
  2. Cultural Expectations and Guilt: Addresses the cultural expectations that surround successful women, and acknowledges that even successful women may feel unworthy due to societal judgments on their choices
  3. Breaking Generational Patterns: Encourages listeners to break free from the patterns that have been passed down to our generation, and instead, make choices based on their own desires and aspirations.
  4. Celebrating Independence: Women should not feel shame for curating and navigating their lives differently from societal norms.
  5. Embracing Change and Feminine Leadership: Embracing change, integrating new ways of leadership, and shifting the pendulum towards more feminine leadership, where women can thrive and contribute to the success of their companies.

Why Gen X Female Founders Must Listen: 

This episode delivers a powerful blend of validation, empowerment, and practical insights tailored for Gen-X women founders. By addressing the unique challenges they face, fostering a sense of community connection, and encouraging self-acceptance, the episode serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement, offering a shared experience that resonates with the entrepreneurial journey of Gen-X women.

Connect with Kris Plachy 

  • ONE HOUR LEADER  Transform your current team into the self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week. 
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Dec 18, 2023

In this latest episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy dives into the unique world of Gen-X women and the impact they have on leadership and change. This episode candidly addresses the impact of the pandemic on different generations and how it has influenced the struggles of the younger population. She discusses the need for leaders to understand and embrace the needs of the younger workforce and the importance of being open-minded and embracing change.

The conversation also centers around the emotional load carried by Gen-X women, exploring how their leadership styles and personal well-being are shaped by the responsibilities they carry. Kris emphasizes the importance of being open-minded and seeking curiosity, rather than giving in to fear and judgment.

Listeners can expect a thought-provoking exploration of how generational shifts influence leadership, personal growth, and professional challenges for Gen-X women. Tune in to the full episode to gain powerful insights into the world of Gen X women and how they are driving change in the workplace.

“You can't be afraid of progress, and you have to be a leader who is willing to embrace it all.” ~Kris Plachy

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. Generation X as implementers of change: Discusses how Generation X has played a significant role in implementing the changes that the previous generation pushed for, highlighting their role in driving societal and workplace transformations.
  2. Leading a generation that experienced the pandemic: Addresses the responsibility of leaders, particularly Generation X, in guiding and supporting a generation that has been profoundly affected by the pandemic.
  3. Responsibility of Generation X in addressing the problems: Encourages self-reflection and accountability among Generation X in acknowledging and addressing the issues faced by the younger generation, emphasizing their role in contributing to solutions.
  4. Concerns about stifling opportunities for younger generation: Highlights the negative experiences and treatment faced by the younger generation, calling for empathy and understanding from leaders towards these challenges.
  5. The need to redesign businesses to support change and progress: Emphasizes the necessity of reshaping business structures and practices to align with the changing needs and values of the workforce, promoting a culture of progress and inclusivity.

 

Why Gen X Female Founders Must Listen:

This podcast episode addresses the crucial role Gen X female entrepreneurs played in implementing societal changes and how they are now facing a new generation pushing for further transformation post-COVID. The episode emphasizes the need for these entrepreneurs to confront their generation's resistance to change, particularly in areas like mental health, diversity, and work-life balance, and advocates for embracing the innovative potential of the younger workforce to lead businesses into the future. 

Connect with Kris Plachy 

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead
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Dec 11, 2023

In our 3rd installment of Kris Plachy’s GenX Female Founder Series of "Leadership is Feminine," host Kris addresses the unique challenges and experiences of Gen X female entrepreneurs, with a special emphasis on imposter syndrome.  Specifically why so many of us experience it and how developing our understanding of it can help us overcome it… For good. 

Kris shares her journey and insights, tracing the evolution of women's roles in leadership from the early '90s to the present day. She discusses the initial need for women to emulate masculine traits in the workplace and the shift towards more empathetic and emotionally intelligent leadership.

Through personal anecdotes and reflective questions, Kris explores the deep-seated issue of imposter syndrome, particularly prevalent among women leaders aged 45 to 60. She urges listeners to rethink their approach to leadership, advocating for a balanced integration of both masculine and feminine energies.

Why Gen X Female Founders Must Listen:

This episode is a must-listen for Gen X female founders as it offers a resonant perspective on the unique challenges they face, particularly in reconciling traditional leadership norms with their authentic selves. Kris's insights into overcoming imposter syndrome are invaluable, providing practical guidance and empowerment. Her experience and advice are not just relatable but also instrumental in helping Gen X women leaders embrace their strengths, reject self-doubt, and lead with confidence and authenticity in their entrepreneurial journeys.

But you can be a loving, kind, empathic, empathetic leader. And I'm willing to bet that if you walk on the street and ask who were the best leaders people worked with and for, you would not hear them say, the powerful, domineering, aggressive, cruel person. – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Evolution of Women's Leadership Styles: Reflections on how women's leadership styles have transitioned from emulating masculine traits to embracing more balanced, empathetic approaches.
  • Imposter Syndrome in Female Leadership: Insights into the prevalence of imposter syndrome among Gen X female leaders and strategies to overcome it.
  • The Importance of Emotional Intelligence: Discussion on the critical role of emotional intelligence in modern leadership and its often undervalued importance in traditional, masculine-centric leadership models.
  • The Shift to Empathetic Leadership: Emphasis on the power and necessity of compassion, empathy, and listening in leadership, moving away from the outdated notion of authoritative and domineering leadership styles.
  • Embracing Authentic Leadership: Encouragement for female entrepreneurs to lead authentically, aligning their leadership style with their true selves, rather than conforming to pre-established norms.

Connect with Kris Plachy 

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead
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Dec 4, 2023

As we continue our conversation about GenX Female Founders in Leadership is Feminine, this enlightening episode explores the unique world we all operate in, as GenX Women. Today’s focus is on the distinctive challenges they face as part of the "Sandwich Generation," juggling responsibilities towards both aging parents and growing children, often while managing thriving businesses. The episode delves into the nuances of this generational role, discussing how it shapes leadership styles, personal well-being, and family dynamics.

Kris candidly addresses issues like burnout, adrenal fatigue, and the evolving perception of women's health and emotional needs. The conversation also turns to the impact of Gen X parenting styles on current workplace dynamics, particularly the emotional intelligence and resilience of younger employees. The episode offers a fascinating look at how generational shifts influence leadership, personal growth, and professional challenges for Gen X women.

"We're the 'Sandwich Generation,' managing kids and aging parents, while running multimillion-dollar businesses. We're confronting burnout, adrenal fatigue, and a whole new world of emotional challenges. But as Gen X women, we're also uniquely equipped to lead with compassion and resilience. It's about more than just surviving - it's about thriving in these complex roles we play."

Key Takeaways from This Episode:

  1. The "Sandwich Generation" Challenge: Understanding the unique pressures faced by Gen X women balancing the care of children and aging parents while running businesses.
  2. Burnout and Adrenal Fatigue: Acknowledging the real health concerns affecting Gen X women, including the recent recognition and treatment of conditions like adrenal fatigue.
  3. Evolution in Women's Health Perceptions: Tracing how society's understanding and treatment of women's health issues have progressed over generations.
  4. Parenting Styles Influencing Leadership: Exploring the impact of Gen X parenting approaches on current workplace dynamics, especially regarding emotional intelligence and resilience.
  5. The Potential of Gen X Leadership: Recognizing Gen X women's unique position to positively influence the next generation of leaders with their balanced approach to work and life.

This episode is a must-listen for any Gen X female entrepreneur who feels the weight of being caught between personal and professional responsibilities. It provides valuable insights, shared experiences, and strategies for balancing life's various roles while maintaining personal well-being and effective leadership.

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Connect with Kris Plachy

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
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Nov 27, 2023

Welcome to the first episode of the Gen-X Women Founders mini-series. In this episode of "Leadership is Feminine," host Kris Plachy delves into the distinct struggles and triumphs of the Gen-X generation. As a Gen-Xer herself, Kris identifies with the unique challenges posed by the background many people in this generation faced, which has shaped them into the resilient leaders they are today.

Through personal anecdotes and keen observations, Kris reflects on her realization that a significant portion of her clients are fellow Gen-Xers, sparking an exploration into the reasons behind this commonality, and what makes Gen-Xers such powerful leaders.

This generation, often dubbed the "lost generation," is characterized by a smaller demographic and a distinctive upbringing marked by independence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Kris draws parallels between her formative years, and those of other members of this generation—being the first latchkey kids, navigating divorce at an early age, and experiencing a unique blend of independence and responsibility.

As Gen-Xers lead in various capacities today, Kris explores how their upbringing influences their leadership styles. She suggests that they were parented to be independent and resilient and that this has played a role in how they have shown up in their lives, including, in their professional lives, creating a new generational shift.

Be sure to stay tuned for future episodes dedicated to addressing the complexities of Gen-X women in business.

Let's not blame. Let's not isolate whose fault it is. Let's just ask, why is that? I want to look at what are the unique challenges that we may all have. What are the unique skill sets and attributes that we may all share in different ways? And then what's happening right now? What's the current circumstance, and what do we do about it?

Key Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. Gen-X Women Dominate Entrepreneurship: Exploring the reasons behind why a significant portion of female entrepreneurs are from the Gen-X generation.

  2. Entrepreneurial Growth Over the Years: Looking at the growth of women-owned businesses over the past 40 years

  3. The Gen-X Approach to Entrepreneurship: Reflections on the unique challenges, strengths, and attributes of Gen-X women, and understanding the collective story and current circumstances of Gen-X female entrepreneurs in 2023.

  4. Parenting and Independence: Discussion based on the “get it done” attitude Gen-X was parented with, and connecting this upbringing to critical thinking and problem-solving skills that may influence Gen-X women in their roles as entrepreneurs.

  5. "Having It All" and its Impact: Questioning the "having it all" narrative that Gen-X women are often associated with. Looking at why, despite achieving success in careers and family life, many Gen-X women feel unhappy or face challenges, sparking curiosity about the deeper meaning of "having it all."

Why Gen X Female Founders Must Listen:

A Gen-X female founder should listen to this episode because it delves into the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths of being a Gen-X woman entrepreneur. The episode also raises thought-provoking questions about the societal shifts and cultural changes that have influenced the entrepreneurial journey of Gen-X women, providing valuable insights and prompting reflection on the collective story that has brought them to where they are today.

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
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Nov 20, 2023

Despite what it may seem like in the business world, there are alternative ways to address the normal processes of running a business. And, as women, we ought to embrace these ways. We don’t need to approach our businesses and the necessary aspects of them in the traditional masculine way.

This has been my life mission and passion: To come alongside women entrepreneurs to show them that leadership is, indeed, feminine. We only need to approach things using our feminine intuition and natural abilities, rather than suppressing or changing them. And a great place to start is with these 3 essentials to lead better.

“It’s a little bit about you, and a little bit about them, and a little bit about why the both of you are ever together, which is to make money.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

3 Essentials to Lead Better

  • How to Pay People
    • Process and practice
    • Tailored
  • Performance Fundamentals and Accountability (including Firing)
    • Expectations and agreements
    • Kindness opportunity
  • Team Meetings and Performance Reviews (how to)
    • Science to it
    • Thoughtful value 

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • SPECIAL THANKSGIVING ONLY OFFER: 3 Essential LEAD FOR WOMEN Modules.

Get all three as a bundle, or any of them individually (thevisionary.ceo/store). For each module, you’ll also get a Reflective Guide to help you:

  • How to Pay People
  • Performance Fundamentals and Accountability (including Firing)
  • Team Meetings and Performance Reviews (how to)
  • Podcast episode mentioned: Leading Like a Coach

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
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Nov 13, 2023

It’s time for real talk. Revenue is down for many businesses. That’s the reality but that doesn’t mean there aren’t solutions. But we have to face the facts of what’s happening and go through the process of running through potential solutions to get the results that we want.

As we go through ups and downs in our businesses, having doom and gloom about it isn’t helpful. But neither is the (sometimes fake) “Everything is great” persona that can often permeate entrepreneurial circles. I’d rather be real with each other and focus on what we can do to fix things. So let’s talk about how to lead when revenue trends are dipping.

“We don’t always get the solutions we want but we do get solutions that we are willing to consider.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Pandemic bubble burst
  • Smart numbers evaluation
  • Talking to your team
  • Reasonable goals
  • Doing what you haven’t done before
  • Where are you headed
  • Look at the world

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
  • FREE! Get Kris’ Lead With Confidence Masterclass video and the downloadable PDF at  thevisionary.ceo/leadwithconfidence.
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Nov 6, 2023

At a certain level, you can feel very comfortable as well as powerful in your ability to handle whatever comes your way in that expertise. It’s an awesome feeling and well-earned. But there is also a power in allowing yourself to become a novice and start from scratch in something else.

In this episode, I talk about the value (and fun) of bringing new learning and new areas into your life. Going back through that process of starting fresh, not knowing what to do, and being humble enough to learn is very illuminating. It’s also invigorating and can improve all the parts of you… physical, mental and emotional. Let’s talk about it.

“Everything we attempt to learn and get better at will eventually become hard. And it is what you do in that moment that matters most.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Working with an expert
  • Doing uncomfortable things
  • Are you qualified?
  • Everything we attempt will get hard
  • Process of becoming

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Book: The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner 

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
  • FREE! Get Kris’ Lead With Confidence Masterclass video and the downloadable PDF at  thevisionary.ceo/leadwithconfidence.
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Oct 30, 2023

AI through Chat GPT is a resource you can leverage to complete tasks you don’t want to do. It can be set up to automatically document and organize various administrative elements you’ve probably been put off doing.

Chat GPT isn’t the only one out there but it’s the one I like best. It makes things like research, content creation, policies and procedures, and so many more things much easier, especially if you find yourself mired down in detailed tasks. So let’s talk Chat GPT, you new favorite team member.

“The trick is just knowing how to ask it for what you want… Just like delegating and transferring ownership to someone on the team to get results done, you have to still get good at how you posit the request.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Complete tasks you hate
  • Create content easier
  • Assemble policies and procedures
  • Properly positing requests
  • Not about replacing people

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • Live Class on How to Use Chat GPT: Tune in November 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Register and join at thevisionary.ceo/ai.

Connect with Kris Plachy

  • LEAD FOR WOMEN: LEAD FOR WOMEN is THE curated Leadership Development, Training AND Advisement program for Elite Visionary Women, including C-Suite Women, seeking to upgrade their skills leading, managing, communicating with, and inspiring the people you pay to achieve results in your business. thevisionary.ceo/lead 
  • FREE! Get Kris’ Lead With Confidence Masterclass video and the downloadable PDF at  thevisionary.ceo/leadwithconfidence.
  • Private Subscriber List: Sign up to get preview invitations at thevisionary.ceo/lead. (Opting to be added to the LEAD waitlist on this page will add you to the Private Subscriber List.)

Work with Kris and Her Team: 

Email: hello@krisplachy.com

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