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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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Jun 24, 2019

Kris talks with Ruthie Schulder, CEO of The Participation Agency and one of Inc. Magazine’s top 100 female founders. Here she shares many of the challenges she has faced managing people and one thing people need to know in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. What Ruthie believes was the most startling part of hiring people.
  2. What Ruthie considers to be her greatest challenge.
  3. When it comes to how you want people to get their work done, this approach is the one female visionaries are most uncomfortable with.
  4. Let’s Work events occur every month in New York, quarterly in Los Angeles and are rolling out soon in Chicago. 
  5. One thing Ruthie feels people need to know in order to have the best chance at succeeding.

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Jun 17, 2019

These are the five key relationships every female entrepreneur has. And as she scales her business, she may find that one or more of these becomes an issue. That’s totally normal and part of the process. Here's what to do.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. The five key relationships are with: time, money, your team, your business, and yourself.
  2. Which relationship most entrepreneurs are terrible at.
  3. Whether or not you have a “servant leader relationship” with your employees.
  4. Your business is outside of you. There’s you and there’s the business.
  5. Everything requires brain-keeping.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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Jun 10, 2019

What’s your vision for your business? Do you have to look it up - or is it short and sweet and fits on a bumper sticker? Here are some tips for what your vision statement should look like and how to create one.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. How I came up with my vision “sentence” - “She changed the way that people think.”
  2. Examples of some great vision statements.
  3. For your vision statement, make sure: you really understand it, you can translate it into business results, it’s well communicated, it can fit on a bumper sticker.
  4. Lastly - live the vision!

© 2019 Kris Plachy

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Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
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@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

Jun 3, 2019

Once you reach that one-million-dollar mark, you can’t rely on revenue to tell you how well you’re doing as a leader. You have to start using other methods that create a foundation for how you scale, manage and grow your business.

What you'll find in this episode:

  1. Most of us hit points where our revenue exceeds our ability to scale and overwhelm sets in.
  2. The two expectations we have in our brain related to revenue and confidence.
  3. When it’s time to work with a coach to start learning the fundamentals you need to have as a manager.
  4. What to look for to tell you how you’re doing at managing your business.

© 2019 Kris Plachy

Visit: KrisPlachy.com
Email: support@leadershipcoachllc.com
Kris on Facebook
@KrisPlachy on Twitter
@krisplachycoach on Instagram
Kris on LinkedIn
Produced by Podcast Prowess

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